Helping your foot meet their door
Welcome everyone to Baby Steps, a new feature on the blog aimed at film students looking for help and advice about making the leap from college to the professional world. Baby Steps is all about taking those first… baby steps into a new world. It is about how those who have gone before you jammed their feet in the doors of the media and, more importantly, kept them there.
One of the hardest things to do as a film school professor is to answer the question that every graduating student asks: “how do I get my start?” The problem is that there are as many answers as there are students asking. We can give general advice but we know that those people who succeed tend to hack their own routes out of the jungle, machete in hand. With that in mind, Baby Steps will offer short interviews with recent film school graduates and established filmmakers who can still remember how they made their first moves.
My hope is that this feature will offer a wide range of examples, advice and support as well as introducing you to an inspiring and eclectic group of filmmakers who have at least one thing in common, they were all just like you once!