Good Morning, I am currently attending New York Film Academy in Burbank for a BFA in Filmmaking. I would love to chat with industry professionals to learn about the difference from school setting to real life settings of the film industry. I am leaning towards becoming a commercial director, but would love to do all sorts of films as a director from shots to features. I would love to talk / network with anyone in the film industry.
Thank Y'all for the feedback. This is very helpful.
Sign up for as many director/creatives Q&As as you can, and absorb their lessons. Try USC's SCA for example https://cinema.usc.edu/events/. Many are virtual, following virtual screenings of new releases. Be mindful that the question periods are intended for students of the institution, so it's appropriate to just listen and learn.
Or American Cinemateque https://americancinematheque.com/ had Sean Penn (as director) last night; their events are typically not free, but you can ask questions as a member of the general audience. Hint: questions should be about the work, not about how to become a director, but it's a great learning pathway. Best wishes!
It may be worth reaching out to the Sundance Institute, as your request is in-line with their mission.
I can put you in touch with my main producer, he's a Marine. Send me your email and I will connect you with him.
Please log in to answer this question.