I make films & vlogs on an iPhone 6 plus
So my question would be what else should someone be doing for six months while they put a project away? I think it's great to have passion projects that someone would want to do right when the time is right, however, that person has to be doing other work during that time period or they will never be able to achieve the greatness they want for their passion project. There is no substitute to learning by doing. Theory & head knowledge are worthless when not executed on.
One of my favorite quotes is by a guy named Gary Vaynerchuck. He says, "Ideas are shit, execution is the game." A person can potentially be a one hit wonder and never have anything else to show for or they can put out a run of B-Movies and work their way up to a career of A-Movies.
Just my two cents. Take it with a grain of salt.
After reading through the negative comments on here I wanted to give my opinion. People thought this post was Spammy? They need a little Gary Vaynerchuck in their lives. You provided value up front in that you told your personal story & gave 4 pieces of advice. Only then did you mention the course that you had created. I say well done.
Now if you had lead with your course & followed with the rest of your post, that would be a different story. I think that haters hate because they are not where they want to be and don't want to take responsibility for that. It is easier to just try & bring someone else down to their level.
Thanks for providing value and not forgetting where you came from!
I can't help but think that it sounded like Silas was asking for some advice, not for someone to make a decision for him.
Personally I would say if he is going to have a bunch of debt from college, that is only going to complicate what he can and can't do in the future. Psychology just like anything can be learned online today between videos, blogs, etc...
Just my opinion.
I would stay away from Nikon. The video quality & features are horrible for video. I've personally used the D5200 & it has a noticeable banding issue.
Have you looked at the Sony rx10 mark 1? It has a fixed 24-200 lens with a constant f2.8 aperture. The sensor is smaller at 1 inch but delivers very good results & has a lot of great video functionality. I've personally rented & used it multiple times. They are going for about $500 on eBay right now bc the mark 2 version was released last year.
You could also look into one of the canon t series & get the magic lantern firmware hack.
Hope that helps!
Quality should always be the goal, but quantity is usually the only way someone closes the gap to begin producing quality. And I'm saying this as much to myself as anyone. I think producing a body of work over time no matter how terrible you or someone else thinks it is will eventually produce the results that matter.
Thanks for this interview. There are sooooo many options to create and distribute content now, that it can be overwhelming. But having said that it can also be exciting to try different things out on different platforms & see what sticks. I'm learning to embrace change and think outside the box!