September 21, 2017 at 8:24AM
Quality Feedback and Learning the Next Steps- Where to look?
I live in rural Vermont, and am in somewhat of a film maker vacuum. 7 or 8 years ago, when DSLR's started shooting video I read your online book here and and a couple others and I started to put my passion for film making to work for my business, Roots School in Vermont by shooting and cutting short pieces on our classes and the skills we teach.
Over the years this passion has grown and I am looking to start producing longer content based around the work we do. The trick is that I only have friends and family and students to give feedback, and they have an obvious bias. When I release online, it is again, pretty much all positive but not from film makers but folks interested in the content itself.
Of course, when I watch my work I just see what is out of focus, where I pushed the grade to hard for 8 bit, where I should have lost 10 frames...
In moving forward, I am wondering where a good place to look for more enriching feedback might be online, since I am in the sticks.
Also interested in where people go for info once the tutorials and books have very little new to offer and grad school for film is not in the cards. I have signed up for MZed.com and found it to be awesome! Great content, very professionally put together, and of course Lynda.com for learning software... but when it comes to next steps I'd love some advice for where to look.
Finally, how do you know when your work is ready for a wider audience if your in a vacuum like this?