Career, or lack thereof

This is how the story begins: as of this writing, I am currently unemployed and living in North Carolina with my parents. An auspicious beginning.

I recently left a corporate video job that was sucking away my soul and dreams and turning me into a dry husk of a human being. After traveling for a couple of months and enjoying life, I am now back home pondering the idea of getting a job. My plan was to move to New York, where I had lined up a place to stay for free--but that place fell through and now I basically have to find a job in the city before I can move.

You've just witnessed hitch #1 of 2,478,966. More to come.

Why New York and not Los Angeles? Well, once upon a time I worked as an esteemed Production Assistant in Hollywood on one of the worst movies of all time. It actually had very little to do with the movie itself, but I did learn while I was there that I'm not a fan of LA. Because I'm twenty-four and still impressionable, I'd much rather be influenced by a city that inspires me than a city that makes me lose faith in humanity.

So here goes... Right now all I have is a camera and some editing equipment. I have absolutely no connections within the film industry. I'm just a southern boy heading to the bright lights and the big city. Where will this train take us? Could be nowhere... Or, if all else fails, film school. Or...?

Your Comment


Hey Ryan!
Just watching where you talk about your first post!

Keep doing great job.

ps. Bought your 5D3 RAW guide, enjoying it.

Greetings from London!

November 13, 2013 at 12:23PM, Edited September 4, 8:21AM


Hey Ryan!!

I am starting to read your blog, with the first blog post of yours..
I am sure I will turn myself into a good filmmaker, till the time I reach the first page of your Blog..(As I am starting from the last page).

August 25, 2015 at 2:52AM

Aakash Goswami

Starting my filmmaking journey the exact same way from this article!

November 23, 2016 at 7:57AM


How amazing is this to have a record of essentially the first day of the rest of your life.

September 3, 2015 at 5:36PM

Ashlee J Robinson
Actres / Writer / Cinematographer

September 2, 2017 at 1:09AM