So what next
For those us who are totally wrapped up in both the technology and the creative process, we keep our eyes open, for the next major purchase, where to spend, what will excite and inspire us to move forward with our filmmaking.
Someone said to me recently, wide eyes and listening intently: "So what's the next big thing."
The next big thing, I thought. Could it be 4K, RAW, certainly not 3D, maybe something we haven't even thought of.
The fact is there is no next big thing! It's all the same. We're doing what we were doing 40 years ago, except for the fact that we have better cameras, incredible affordable glass, wonderful lights, and much more efficient editing systems (+ amazing things like drones, colour correction software, GoPro cameras...)
Given, that I don't believe there is a "next big thing" it comes back to the "same old thing."
Cameras, lenses, audio, lighting, good quality story telling and a passion to excel in the filmmaking process.
You might be making a corporate, filming an event, a wedding, TV news, or a personal project.
Whatever it is "Love it!"
I started in television in 1989 and now over 1/4 of a century later I'm as excited to be working in this industry as when I began.
In an interview I watched recently a filmmaker stated: "It's never been easier to get into filmmaking and yet, never been harder to earn a living at it!"
So whatever you're doing in this fantastic industry, at whatever level, love it and know that we've never had it so good.
I marvel at the cameras I use, the power of the editing system at my fingertips, the magnificence that some fine-tuned lighting can bring to a scene, and the fact that I can shoot multicamera when I want, without a care for how much footage I run off (except for the fact that I have to edit it - or provide to someone else what they need to work with.)
Be inspired. We've plenty of reasons to be excited.
All the best for 2015.
Until the next time,