I'm in the position where I may be offered a job editing and mixing sound for reality television. I eventually want to work in feature films as an editor, working my way up to sound design.
I've only been in Los Angeles for about 9 months and I'm worried that if I start a full time job in T.V. it will become more and more difficult to transition into features. A steady paycheck sounds really nice right now, but I didn't move here for that; I moved here to start down the path of working full time on feature films.
What would you guys recommend if I am offered the job? I'm a bit lost in this decision. I also ask because I have worked on some reality shows before and that work seems to be picking up.
I have a lot to learn about television and film so I feel the decisions I make early on are going to have a long term impact on my career. Am I being paranoid?
Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your help!