Most people don’t know how to get into Hollywood. It’s not likely you will get offered a position like this in the employment office or notice an ad in a newspaper’s job section. These positions are highly sought-after, which means you need to show some initiative to be considered. But where do you start?
At one point or another, a lot of young people think about how to get into Hollywood. Why? There are multiple reasons. First of all, it’s a massive industry with a lot of entry-level jobs as well as career opportunities. There’s no way of knowing where getting into Hollywood as an intern might take you if you prove to have the skills and personal qualities required for the job!
Second, it’s a bit of a dream to see your name in the movie credits, right? And knowing you took part in something that people will watch years and years to come is a great feeling. There are also multiple departments, which means Hollywood needs people with different skill sets as well. Last but definitely not least, the film industry is known as lucrative – and a bit of extra cash never hurts.
The best person to give advice is always someone who has once been in your shoes, and there is no one to explain how to get into the film industry better than someone who actually works there. Vicki Lau is a visual effects creator who has worked in multiple Hollywood blockbusters, including Guardians of the Galaxy, Alice Through the Looking Glass, and The Walking Dead.
In this two-hour course, she will explain to you all the tips and tricks on how to get into Hollywood. The topics covered in video lectures will entail:
Vicki Lau works with visual effects. If you’re interested in a different department, you might think she will not be able to cover all the topics relevant to you personally. Fear not! In this tutorial, you will also find video interviews with seasoned Hollywood professionals working in different fields:
Combining their knowledge, you will understand how to get into Hollywood in no time! Get ready to find out how the movie industry really works and how you can become a part of it!
Course consist of total 1h 42min of content, in total.
Vicki started as a humble student of digital media back in the small city of Singapore with a background in visual effects in film and television and computer programming. Without any contacts or connections in the United States, she began her career at the age of 18 from Singapore, working her way up into the Hollywood film industry and landing her first break working on AMC's hit series, The Walking Dead. Since then, she has worked on movies such as Guardians of the Galaxy, War for the Planet of the Apes and the recent Aquaman.
At only 24 years of age, she was one of the youngest speakers and presenters at the SMPTE Annual Technical Conference in its time, where she was a panelist and speaker for virtual reality in motion pictures.
She gave a TEDx talk on visual effects and virtual reality in May 2016 at Napa Valley, CA and in November 2018, was invited to speak as a keynote speaker at Elliott Masie's Learning 2018 conference, along with keynote speakers Former First Lady Laura Bush and Hamilton star Leslie Odom, Jr.