August 18, 2018 at 1:59AM
I am a noob in my mid 20s? Is it too late for me to start?
A quick backstory. I have always wanted to shoot film but I never had money to buy a camera when I was young and I did not have many friends to shoot with anyway. Eventually I was able to buy a camera and I started taking film classes at school and I was able to do SOME shooting but I had to quit before I really started because I needed a higher paying job to help out my family more and I have been stuck working in an office since then. I have done almost nothing for this dream and I am approaching the age when some of my favorite directors finally started to direct features. I find it even harder to get into this field now because even though I have enough saved to buy some adequate gear I have no one to shoot with because I work full-time and anyone who is willing to work with me does not have a schedule that works with mine. The only solution is to quit my job but even then I have no connections to work with and I will be starting over. And then there is the huge risk of failure which I can't afford because I can't go back home because I am already here and they need me to pay rent. Me sacrificing for a career would become their sacrifice. I am scared that this will be my life: a guy too scared to live or do anything that makes me happy. Is there anything I can do or should I just keep this a daydream?