I loved this and thanks for bringing it to light. Two of the things that were left out, though, have been two of my biggest headaches for about 30 years now. This started happening in stills(commercial photography) long before it reared its ugly head in film/video. While I agree with most everything in Matthew's video there are those production companies that will hire the inexperienced simply because, no matter what they hand in, it can be fixed in Speedgrade, Resolve and After Effects. That started happening in the commercial/still world as soon as Photoshop came on the scene. Anybody with a camera who lived within driving distance of a rental company where they could rent lights and/or studio space were getting the jobs that people who had been in the industry for decades should have been getting. I had to start cutting my day rate drastically just to stay in the game and ultimately forced me out of commercial photography. Another thing that was not mentioned that has absolutely driven me up a wall, and I've seen it in every artistic medium: There are people out there with mediocre skills who can sell themselves much better than extremely talented people who can't get work even for free. I was lucky enough to get my first camera (Brownie Hawkeye with flash!)when I was seven years old. My dad started letting me play with his 8mm Bolex when I was eleven so I've seen the new waves come and go. Luckily I am now my own boss, shooting my own television series that runs on certain PBS stations. There is a major league headache associated with that because begging for money has never been my strong suit. We are a non-profit production company and we have some very good people on our board who are wizards at that so it's not something I have to worry too much about. So, my point is: Keep plugging along. No matter how long it takes the cream will rise to the top. If you have perfected your craft and your aesthetic you WILL start getting the work and working for free on the front end to get experience is just part of the game we all have to play.