Before you spend one more moment of your precious time grousing about how difficult it is you to land film scoring gigs, take a hard look at this list of the 693 feature films released in theaters this year.
Be honest. How many of those 692 films did you actively apply for?
If you did not even TRY to get those jobs, how did you ever have a chance of landing them?
A basketball player misses 100% of the shots they never took.
These 692 films represent an enormous range of film scoring opportunities for those at the top of their careers to those just starting out.
These were nuggets of gold just waiting to be panned.
Just applying for 25% of these would have at least put you under consideration on 173 films.
Did anyone here even apply for 25% of these 692 films? (if so, please reach out to me and I will see how I can help you).
AN EVEN WIDER FIELD
And these are just feature films with U.S theatrical releases. Think of all the other films, shorts, tv shows, and games that also needed composers this year.
Is the core problem that your “applications” are being rejected at a staggering rate or is it that you have barely scratched the surface of turning in the pile of “applications” needed to land a job.
Before complaining about the struggles and inequities and biases and disadvantages you think you have working against you in obtaining scoring jobs, first ask yourself about the reality of how many “applications” YOU really turned in.
More than any external, outside challenges (which is frequently out of your control), the biggest obstacle to overcome is usually the one for which you actually have total control over.
THE REAL QUESTION
What Are YOU Doing Towards Applying for Consideration on the enormous Mountain of Opportunities.