“Don’t work for free!”
That’s the common wisdom in the film and TV industry (and many others). It’s a good starting point, but it’s also kind of a boring approach for many people, especially those who are newer to the industry. So what’s a better way to look at it?
When we have discussions of editors, editing and post-production software we often get hung up on the word professional – this was especially the case during the arrival of FCP X where many commentators were criticised for writing off many working editors as not being professional by insisting that FCP X wasn’t suitable for professionals.
So who is a professional?
In the age of the internet there are many reasons we might choose to buy or not buy a specific product. We have a wealth of knowledge (and opinion) at out fingertips. At its most idealistic the internet is a place to share ideas and information. One factor we can consider much more easily now when purchasing is the character of the company. Continue reading
A funny thing happened in the last day or two – Rob Thomas, creator of the TV series Veronica Mars, launched a Kickstarter project to make a Veronica Mars movie. You probably know this by now, but the project went well. It raised it’s target $2m the first day. The movie will be made, but there is controversy…