Is there any such thing as a dumb question? YES. Use these three secrets to always know when, where, and how to ask questions without driving professionals up the wall. Asking questions in Hollywood is an art. Here’s how to do it without wasting time and looking clueless!
There Are Stupid Questions (And Stupid Ways to Ask Them)
We ran across a great article in Filmmaker Magazine the other day, The Seven Arts of Working in Film.
It’s a great read, and you should be sure to have a look.
One our favorite parts of the article tackled the art of asking questions.
Asking questions can make you look like a total pro, or complete noobie — it all depends on how you do it.
Asking questions the wrong way makes pros say, “Ouch” at best, and makes them angry at worst. Regularly ask questions the wrong way and you’ll soon find yourself on the wrong side of those who can help your career.
Asking Questions The Right Way
Just some of what we cover today:
- Why some questions are dumb.
- What are the right filters to run through BEFORE asking questions?
- Should you be afraid of asking questions?
- Do you really want to ask your questions in front of an audience? If so, which audience?
- How do we feel about asking questions of others?
- What happens when you ask stupid questions?
And so much more!
Don’t make the same mistakes as the countless newbies who go about asking questions all wrong. Hit the giant “PLAY” button above to take your “asking questions” skills to a whole new level.
Transcript Coming Soon!
Helpful and Related Links
Okay, you want to make some great TV, have some concepts you’d like to pitch to us, and want to know what to do next? That’s NOT a stupid question. Here’s the answer:
Read our in-depth page about how to pitch us a show. It also talks about what it’s really like to work in our business, the unscripted TV and film industry.