Awesome man, it sounds like you're already doing some really great stuff! Good for you, I'm really glad to hear that :)
For me that would easily be Color Grading. After I had discovered Resolve I seriously considered pursuing being a Colorist exclusively as my career ... but as awesome as that would be, I just keep getting the general feeling that those super specialized career paths are a thing of the past :/
But thats ok too, because there are enough of all the other parts of filmmaking that I enjoy enough (Lighting and cinematography, special fx etc) that I think I would miss them if I decided to take a more narrow/focused career path.
haha wow ... I didn't realize how strong the distrust would be. No Poptent is NOT paying me to say any of this. I got started with Poptent because they were one of the first companies out there to start doing that kind of thing, but personally I'm not a huge fan of their model. Most of the time there is too much risk, you could spend a significant amount of time with lots of people producing a great commercial, and in the end still have no idea whether you're going to get paid for it ... that sucks. Tongal seems to have a better model going on with a lot more payouts along the way as well as ways to reduce risk for the creators. (And no ... Tongal is NOT paying me to say that either)
All I was trying to say is that as someone getting started needing an opportunity to sharpen their skills any of those places could be a good place to start, they worked great for me, gave me opportunities to practice and sometimes even paid off in a big way.
Nice man! I am still yet to even touch a RED yet, so I'm super jealous :P
Sure man, you can check out my Poptent profile here https://www.poptent.com/user/bea06009 and then all of the public submissions that I've made clicking on the media tab in the top left.
Here for example is the Sniagrab commercial I mentioned in the post: https://www.poptent.com/media/19342
Yea they really are a great opportunity! After you submit a couple to the public assignments they will actually start inviting you to private assignments which are even better. (They'll pay you a little up front to submit, and there are less entries in those assignments) In fact a few months ago they actually contacted me exclusively to make a commercial for the Whisper App, so that kind of stuff can happen too which is pretty cool :)