Brian Rose Posted October 14, 2010 Share Posted October 14, 2010 Almost one year ago, I got fired from my job at a production company. I had little savings, having just finished college, hardly any gear of my own, and not enough experience (I believed) to compete with all the other freelancers working in my city. I was in pretty bad shape. Never self-destructive, but there were a few nights in bed when I prayed that I wouldn't wake up the next morning. I wrote about my fears and anxieties on this board, and the replies were a real lifeline. It helped to see how many people who I respected and admired for their skills were once like me, and survived. I've managed to do the same. It's been hard. For every good gig, there are five that are bad, or worse, boring. When camera work is hard to come by, I make extra transferring people's old tapes to DVD. Tedious as hell, and I hate doing it, but it's money. Do I wish things were better? Sure. Can't help looking at friends who are traveling, buying houses, enjoying life, and alternately hating them for their success, or myself for not doing better. But it's all got my resolve redoubled. Next year I WILL shoot my next documentary, even if I have to go into debt to do it. Because I refuse to do the work I've been doing longer than I have to. Life's too short, and I'm determined to make just one film that will matter. So that's where I'm at. Now, I'd like to flip it around. How are all of YOU doing this past, challenging year? And if I haven't said it enough before, thanks to everyone on this wonderful, lifesaving forum! BR Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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