What is the most difficult aspect of carving out a career in the media? In this Vancouver interview, producer/writer Bernie Yao states that for him it's "keeping yourself inspired and motivated every day."
Happily, Bernie has some tips on how to do that. After training in the film program of an arts school, Bernie had a number of short films accepted into festival competitions around the world.
And yet, as a budding writer/director, he kept receiving offers from former classmates and others to produce their short films. And now features. Even a short for Disney!
Bernie's professional network consists of former teachers, working artists and many of the young people with whom he studied.
His Robert Redford story is a great example of how to leverage opportunities when they present themselves. Never let go of that handshake until you've asked for what you need. And received what you've asked for.
Listen and learn. And Google search Bernie Yao.
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