Presented by Neil Losin, Day’s Edge Productions
You want to dedicate your career to telling beautiful, important stories about nature and science. But what does it actually take to make a living in this industry? In this presentation, Neil Losin (Day’s Edge Productions) will discuss how to make filmmaking into a viable profession, without sacrificing the passion that inspired you to take this path in the first place. The presentation will cover: different jobs in the industry, the legal and financial basics of running your own business, how to manage projects and grow your business, investing in your future, and avoiding burnout. Wherever possible, the presentation draws from Neil’s real-world experience growing Day’s Edge Productions from an abstract vision of two science grad students into a successful nonfiction production company making dozens of films per year.
Neil is an award-winning documentary filmmaker based in Miami, Florida. Before making films, Neil earned his Ph.D. in Biology at UCLA and studied wild animals around the world. Now, through their company Day’s Edge Productions, Neil and his business partner Nate Dappen produce broadcast and web documentaries about science, nature, conservation, and adventure.