A career in the film industry is a dream for many young talents. A significant number of young actors, producers, directors, and others seek to launch successful careers and hopefully go down in history as legends of the industry. But like any other career, success in the film industry demands a lot, from passion and talent to excellent communication skills. These skills come in handy when having to communicate with the rest of the crew.
Valentyn Syenin, a top filmmaker, adds that you also need to be artistically talented, confident, and a passionate leader. Time management and uprightness are also necessary skills that every actor needs if they seek to establish a rewarding career by leveraging their creativity.
Valentyn, also known as Val, is a creative director, digital artist, and creative filmmaker making his mark in the industry. Val shares over 13 years of experience in the creative industry and has an extensive network. He has worked with multiple brands and high-profile personalities throughout his career, helping them find their voice and share their stories. His filmmaking portfolio ranges from documentary to environmental tourism, commercial, and lifestyle work.
As a multi-purposeful creator, Val has showcased authentic innovation, making him one of the country’s most sought-after filmmakers. He is often hired to film social content for various personalities, including mainstream music artists and A-list celebrities like Kim Kardashian, The Chainsmokers, and Shaquille O’Neal. Val has also worked on multiple tourism boards such as Tahiti Tourism, the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority, Visit Brazil Tourism, Saudi Tourism, and Visit Sri Lanka.
The experienced filmmaker has also turned to the fast-growing Web3 space with his unique and diverse collection of artworks. The Wild Goat Gang is his first hand-drawn collection and the first of many he is looking to create in the coming years to extend his reputation in the NFT space.
Finding other passionate and curious people who have the same artistic integrity was the biggest challenge for Val. At the beginning of my journey, Val felt like a lone wolf and had to discover his personal value, which would differentiate his intentions, creating something innovative without sacrificing his authenticity. It took years of building a reputation and trust among the creative community through passion and perseverance to surround himself with other motivated individuals with similar goals. In addition, understanding how to bring ideas to life while staying afloat financially was a major challenge for him.
“You can overcome the fear of walking into the unknown and the fear of failure by having faith in your own ability. It’s very difficult to overcome all the fear and self-doubt associated with being an entrepreneur and reaching your potential; however, if you keep working hard and following your inner guidance, then all these fears will melt away,” says Valentine.
Val’s long-term goals are to create meaningful work that stands the test of time and will inspire future generations to take action to make their local surroundings a better place. He believes that if each individual does their part and does at least one thing a day to help the planet and those around them, it will create a domino effect that will ripple through the rest of the world.