March 10, 2015 at 10:54AM
Is Having a Job Good or Bad For YOU as a Filmmaker?
I capitalized "you" because I want to know your personal thoughts and experiences with working a regular job and film making. Does it work for you?
I just got hired at a new job after not having a regular job ever in my life (none that lasted more than a few days anyway, I always quit) . I used to do other things for money, but I have a family now and seriously can't do those "things" anymore as I finally realized after I had my second child that they are too dangerous for a family man. In my past "career" I had all the time in the world to do what I wanted to do. But I figure a job will take that away from me.
A pro to me is that I'll be able to fund my first feature and still be able to live without hoarding money that I make from indie music video work due to the fact that I don't know when the next client is gonna contact me. So, I'm kind of happy about the new job but at the same time I'm worried about time management as a film maker.
Your thoughts, please.