January 13, 2015 at 12:07PM


Traveling Film Jobs

I am currently enrolled in film school out in Seattle, in an intensive 10 month program. Since its so short I am actively trying to figure out the next step of my career. I would love a job where I could travel a lot, both internationally and in the country.

Im curious as too know what I should be looking for and where I should look.


Doc & doc-style TV work has a much higher frequency of travel, since narrative/drama work is disproportionately clustered around production cities. If you are willing (and eager) to travel then it can work to your advantage since many industry people prefer not to if they're married with kids. Though the companies that produce such projects are generally in LA or NYC so you'd likely need to live in one of those cities to wrangle those gigs. Generally speaking, a relatively small number of prodcos produce the bulk of shows on cable networks (one prodco will produce several shows for a particular network). So take note of shows that are shot in places you'd like to work in and track down the prodco and try to jam your proverbial foot in the door.

If you'll be traveling abroad to developing countries for the first time, keep in mind that you'll likely need several hundred dollars (or even over $2k, depending on the region) worth of immunizations… something that can be a real wallet shock the first time. Though they are generally a one-time cost, or with less expensive booster shots later.

January 15, 2015 at 2:10PM

Jaan Shenberger
designer/animator & live-action director/DP

Like Jaan said Docs and tv programs are the most ask jobs to do while you do your projects.

January 19, 2015 at 5:30AM

Ragüel Cremades
Film producer and director

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