Hey you got some absolutely great stuff! I was wondering if you went to film school and or how did you learn to use the equipment you have and on top of that - to make a business out of it? Great Work.
Thanks! I really appreciate that.
I worked as a webmaster when I was 13, built a small scale business doing websites for local clients, and then really got into photography through high school. Our school also had a video program that I joined, so I was able to learn both photo/cinema at a fairly early age. When I graduated in 2009, the 5D Mark II had just came out and everything was changing, so I decided to take workshops with those using the new technology and was able to learn from some of my great friends like Philip Bloom, Steve Weiss, and Stillmotion. I then decided not to go to film school/college and just to jump right in. At the time, most of the schools were not adopting DSLRS and it did not make sense to spend thousands of dollars to learn theory when it could largely be taught free online or through workshops. I jumped into commercial and wedding work, and its been an awesome four year ride so far. My biggest advice is to really learn the business side and to think in that mindset if your going to go freelance/start your own company. You will certainly fail at first when dealing with clients, but you will certainly never make the same mistake twice. For equipment, get the essentials first and then build on to that as you book more jobs. It took us two years to get all the gear we needed, and now we are pretty much set. The best investments are in glass, but the camera bodies will go much quicker so be prepared to loose money on that. Hope this helps!
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