If there’s one thing that anyone needs to learn when making a business, or even when you want to build a website, it’s this: network is, and always will be a major key to success. How many geniuses have you known who have remained in the confines of their own homes just because they did not know the ‘right’ people? How many times have you had the experience of knowing skilled people who lacked the ‘right’ clout and crowd and therefore did not get enough chances for success? You see, this here is the most exciting part. Here is where you’ll finally find yourself in the presence of like-minded people, and maybe even make it big.
Expanding Your Set Design Universe
One great way to expand your world of set design is to, of course, talk to the right people. Attend conferences, trainings, and workshops. When you do get the opportunity to attend, be sure that you give yourself the opportunity to engage, not just your fellow attendees and participants, but your trainers and workshop facilitators, more importantly. This is because they will be the one who are likely to give your breaks and opportunities. So do away with the shy-type personality and get the chance of a lifetime.
Another thing you can do is to put on your volunteering cap and sign up for set design jobs at a theater. You can begin looking for these jobs at a nearby high school or college. You can even ask your local community theater if they have a job for you that you can volunteer in. And, while you’re doing the job, be sure to learn as much as you can. Try applying the concepts that you learned in your online classes. Take advice from experienced set designers in your community. Look for good mentors.
And, of course, as any tech blog will be ready to tell you, while you’re on these jobs, be ready to slowly (but surely) build your work portfolio. Take pictures of your set designs, and never forget to include the best ones in your growing work portfolio.