February 28, 2020 at 6:31PM


Need some advise as someone looking to move to begin working on film/television sets.

My Background: Recent college graduate with an associates degree in RTVF. I have a year's experience of interning and eventually working as a PA with a production company that mostly did corporate/business/event related work. During this time I directly shadowed the Director/DP. I'm currently in the Texas market and saving up for my own gear to build a personal portfolio. Something that I would like to eventually be is a DP or AC... anything involving camera really.

I'm in a situation where I need to take the next step to start a career. I would like to work in the film and television in industry. I'm not exactly sure if I would be able to do that here in Texas (is Austin a good location for this?). Could someone with experience please give some advice on where specifically would be a good city/market to think about given my credentials? I've read some threads where people say New York City and Los Angeles are good places? For what reasons is one maybe good over the other? How would I go about setting myself up for work there?

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