June 21, 2015 at 8:46PM
Help me educate myself into a career in documentary film.
Long story short is that I have been working in a career I have no passion for now for ten years. Over the course of the last year I have made many life changes, many very positive. The one big lingering thing is what I do with my brain and body for eight hours a day. It dawned on me that I was wasting my life sitting at a desk doing something only to pay my bills, for things I actually never really wanted to begin with.
I up and sold almost all my worldly possessions and rented a little spot on a lake. Made life simple you know.
You are probably wondering why the hell is he telling us this story. Well this where you come in. At this point I know very little except the fact I won’t give up until I am working in film, preferably documentary films. Another thing I have in substitute of actually experience is time. I hope my employer is not reading this but I have being doing it so long the majority of my day is basically waiting, sitting, ruminating and literarily being bored out of mind.
So since it has been established I have a lot of time on my hands, well what I want to do with this time is learn. I am an information junkie and pick up things very quickly. Oh I forgot to tell you why I am posting on here again. Well I want to build a schedule or a road map per say of what to learn. I want to take a week or two or a month and learn a new subject, for example lighting for interviews. My issue is I don’t know what I don’t know. Yes I can just study everything but I thought the supper smart and helpful people from the community could help me out.
Let me know you thoughts are. What subjects I should research learn and practice with my small amount of gear I have now. Also let me know sub subjects you can think of. I will add them to my agenda and maybe you can even test me when I think I am done ha ha ha. I love the think of this thing as an organic document that I can add to over and over again.
Thank you in advance for all your help and being part of this journey. Shit I am excited and now I am supposed to go to sleep so I am not tired for my mind numbing job.