Career Path to Television Production

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There are a couple of ways to get into television production, including college or film school, or as a worker at a production company who works their way up through the system. Discover how to open doors in the television production company through more education with help from a producer in this free video on TV production.

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You've decided to take the career path television production. Great, so where do you start? Well there are a couple of different ways to go about that. I'm going to tell you just a few. Number one you can go the education route, you go to community college, you get all your prerequisites and your essentials, your basics out of the way so you can go to a film school such as Colombia, Full Sail, Academy of Art Institute perhaps. And you take up your classes depending on the field of television production you'd like to go into. That's one way to go about it. Another way to go about it is to go out and find yourself a job right out of school in a television production company. Now don't think you're going to start off on one of the big cameras and in the production room or as a director or producer right off the bat, that's just not how it works. But, what you can start out as is a grip. Maybe you can be the guy that carries the gear into the production, to the productions. You could be the guy that maybe sets up or helps setup the lighting. You could be the guy that helps carry the gear and setup the gear itself, even setup the cameras. All of these things will teach you different ways to go about doing things that will at a later time allow you to be empowered to be able to do those things yourself because you'll have the knowledge of how to do the setup and you'll be able to work closely with the producer or the director and the people in charge to see how things actually work. Now I'm not one to tell whether you should go the career path or the work path, but I'll tell you this, the more education you have behind you, the more doors that will open up for you. So if you have an opportunity to go to school, that's the route I would recommend then when you get into school, into a community college or even into your film school, apply for an internship at a production company. Specify what you'd like to do and explain to them what your goals are and they can help you to go that direction because they'll teach you everything that you're doing as an intern. So I hope that helps.


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