You probably read the title and thought I was talking about working an edit room. But you would be wrong.
I’ve always been a big fan of continuing education in whatever line of work you’re in. I think that especially applies to the media production industry. The pace that technology, formats, workflows, software and hardware are changing seems nearly impossible to keep up with at times. And it’s my feeling that if you’re not continuing to improve yourself and your skills, you’re not even as good as you were. You’re falling behind.
But enough preaching.
In recent years I have gleaned an amazing amount of knowledge from many others in the field of video production, much through the internet. From forum posts to web reviews to personal and professional blogs, there is now an unlimited amount of information to anybody wanting to know more. Nearly all of it free!
Now that I’m in my 20th year of working in this field (something I hate to admit) I’ve realized that I just might have a few things to give back that might help others. I have become who I am in large part due to the many people along my path that have helped out. I’ve always been appreciative and there are some individuals from my first year in the business that I still think of from time to time, wondering how they might handle one situation or another.
So it is my hope that the things I share here help others in one way or another. As the movie title goes, I just want to Pay it Forward.