Ich weiß nicht.
the best thing you can do is go with the flow. documentary filmmaking should be about the journey and following the story wherever it may lead you. good luck!
this video is complete bullshit. filmmaking is not a sport and casey neistat is a dishonest manipulator. if filmmaking was a sport, then talent and hard work would trump luck and nepotism. if casey were honest, then he would admit that connections and luck got him to where he is. his rags-to-riches story is a complete lie. he comes from a well-to-do family and married a woman from a very wealthy family. his nice guy persona is just an act. off camera he is a pretentious, self-indulgent prick.
the world doesn't need any more youtubers and this video just fills people's heads with false hopes and dreams making them think they can be just like casey. nope, not gonna happen. the world needs more documentarians and journalists that will hold those in power accountable and call them out on their bullshit while telling meaningful, truthful stories in the process.
of course this is wishful thinking. we live in a world where advertisers rule the airwaves and corporate shills like casey are all too willing to do their bidding under the guise of filmmaking.
Salesmanship and nepotism are by far the most important factors for funding.
dude, get out while you still can. the film industry is a soul-sucking demon from the deepest depths of hell. the industry is especially harsh to beginners and is very sadistic in the way its treats people trying to break in. i would suggest that you start making your own films and not rely on anyone else to help you. all you need is a camera and a computer. the rest you can teach yourself.
if you decide to take the PA route, then just beware that you will have to sell your soul to move up the ladder. anyone that tells you differently is lying. good luck!
I love how the film industry is just like a country club and film festivals are the ticket into the club. That's awesome. Outsiders need not apply for this opportunity b/c obviously if your film doesn't play at a worthy film festival, then you are not worthy of their consideration.