I used to think it was so simple. I would learn to be a film director and then somehow that would be my job.
Unfortunately becoming a film director and making a living from it is not that simple. You start out thinking you will get paid to make the lovely, dramatic short films you have worked on previously.
In reality to earn a living you will probably have to make stuff you're not crazy about, in order to earn money to pay for the things you do care about.
In this video I talk you through different ways you can make money from filmmaking and the different routes into industry or freelance work.
Check out more videos about getting started in filmmaking over at my YouTube channel The Director's Logbook