I've been in the film/video production business now for over 10 yrs....I first started as a Commercial Producer/Editor way back in 1998, long before P2 Digital became mainstream. My goal was to become a DP, work for a video production company in a major city, like Dallas. I worked in Houston for several yrs, even fulltime as a DP on a home lifestyle show. I was fired from that show, only due to the Managing Producer being just a big jerk. I then spent the last 5 or so yrs, working as both Photographer in news and DP, ending in Denver, before being laid off. I had no steady video work, had to work as custodian to painting to earn money. I then got a fulltime position as Videographer/Editor at a company, was DP'ing mostly, but then was fired for not editing enough or knowing After Effects, Motion (which they already knew I had basic knowledge of)....this was NOT a good exp's, with some advice, one person is teling me to switch careers or go back to school to learn motion graphics, etc....I'm 42, not sure if news is a better fit or production.....?????
Edited by Paul Brenno, 11 October 2011 - 07:07 PM.