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#1 Paul Brenno

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 03:41 PM

hello fella cameramen/women....have a conundrum for y'all (seriously answers only)....
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. Both immediately supervisors were just butts, pure and simple. I then spent the last 5 or so yrs, working as both Photographer in news and DP, ending in Denver, before being laid off, working for a wonderful Producer. I had no steady video work for almost 2 years, had to work as custodian to painting to earn money I(which I did enjoy). 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, DSLR Photography, etc....I'm 42, not sure if news is a better fit or production.....????? I'm currently working parttime evenings at our local tv station, plus possibly another position parttime at my hometown's university....not sure what the future is holding right now, but just pissed this past work exp's was so bad....
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