It seems that the field has a lot of openings. How would you rate your video editing career thus far?
A: In the first 4 years of my career, I had a steady job, but then it got stagnant and I had to put in less and less effort every day in order to earn a living.
By the way, I don’t need more job security, I already have a secure career, so no stress here.
I would say that I got lucky in that I have always had an outlet to help me through difficult times. Not to mention that I have a very good family-friendly office environment right now.
It’s very difficult to say that I have a “good” career at this point because you will always be the underdog, and your time is limited as a job searcher. There will be times when you will be working for 10, 20, even 30 hours per week if all goes well, so you need to be very diligent about how you apply yourself.
When people start coming out with negative comments, it forces you to take a look at yourself and decide if it’s even worth continuing; there’s really no good way to go about it.
I’d say that my experience has been better than a lot of people, which would be good in my mind, but not really relevant to any actual careers as a videographer.
What are the most memorable moments of your career, and what is your personal favorite video edit of yours?
A: Well that’s tough to answer because I have many. In all seriousness though, most memorable for me was watching the World War II film “Virunga” which won the Oscar for Best Production Design. That scene, with Kurt Russell, was amazing.
This was just another example of when “the right moment” happens, and my career was just that.
As far as personal favorites? Well I think we can all safely say that the opening of the Titanic in 2001 was a defining moment for me in my career.
It was the first time I had ever seen my face in the news, and of course my reaction, if I do say so myself, was not exactly what was expected, since that had all been done by others.
Even my first post-production job has my favorite editing moment, that being my opening of the Titanic. It took me about 4 months of editing to finally get it into editing, but once everything was in sync,
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