PODCAST: When To Quit Your Day Job And Pursue Filmmaking Full Time

One of the most universal struggles for filmmakers is knowing how and when to quit working at a day job. Making indepdnent films requires a ton of time and flexibility when it comes to scheduling, and many filmmakers believe that their current work-life setup is preventing them from having the time they need to reach their goals.

Over the course of this episode, I dive deep into the idea of leaving a stable career to pursue filmmaking full time, and explores a number of key questions that all filmmakers should ask themselves when making the leap. These questions are intended to guide filmmakers to wholly understand what the next logical step in their career should be, and from a top level standpoint, whether or not leaving their day jobs is in fact even the right choice.

Take a listen to Episode 24: When To Quit Your Day Job And Pursue Filmmaking Full Time

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Noam Kroll is an award-winning Los Angeles based filmmaker, and the founder of the boutique production house, Creative Rebellion. His work can be seen at international film festivals, on network television, and in various publications across the globe. Follow Noam on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for more content like this!


  • Matt
    October 7, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    When will the light kit giveaway be announced?

    • Noam Kroll
      October 12, 2017 at 8:34 pm

      Hey Matt –

      The winner was actually announced via social media last week but you are still in the running for this month’s draw. Stay tuned on Twitter and Facebook for more updates!

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  • Clint
    October 2, 2017 at 5:05 am

    First-time listening to your podcast and I have to stay I’m very glad I came across it! As an aspiring filmmaker with an (unrelated) “day job”, this episode has given me both reassurance and some much needed direction. So relevant it was, I had to listen to it twice.

    Thank you so much Noam for sharing your advice, knowledge and time.

    • Noam Kroll
      October 5, 2017 at 9:02 pm

      So nice to hear that, Clint! I appreciate the kind words and look forward to sharing more episodes with you soon.

  • chinelo
    October 1, 2017 at 12:56 am

    i just saw your podcast about when should i quite my job very informative. im currently working 40 hours a week but i realize i would love to only work 32 hours a week, for me at this point that would work for me thank you so much. i want to ask you this question i have a bmcc 2.5k i saw online that bmcc suffer from IR pollution and that this filter will help Hoya 77mm UV and IR Cut Filter do you know anything about this subject

    • Noam Kroll
      October 5, 2017 at 8:59 pm

      Glad you enjoyed the episode! I haven’t used that exact filter myself, but I would highly recommend testing it out first – either by renting it or borrowing one – to ensure it cuts the IR properly on the BMCC 2.5K. IR pollution is definitely a very real thing on Blackmagic cameras!


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