In the lead up to SAE's Open Day on 30 Jan at the South Melbourne campus, we grabbed one of the speakers on the day - filmmaker Macario De Souza - to answer a few questions about his career.
How did you manage to turn your creative passion into a career? Through years of consistent creative output, diving in the deep end and learning on the job, and a few breaks helped opened some doors.
Every career has ups and downs — how do you get through the rough patches? Remaining patient and positive.
What advice would you give someone currently looking to enter the same area you are in? Get to know your tools so you have a good understanding of how all areas of your field works. Start a website/page, constantly put out work and build your brand. The work will soon follow.
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If you could go back in time and give yourself some advice, what would it be? Ask more questions and test yourself in different environments, not just within your own circles.
What will you be speaking about at the SAE Open Day? How I went from my tertiary education and into the TV/film/music industry. I want to push the idea of starting early and being a jack of all trades.