Yes is the short answer. There is always the "Pay more for VIP access" ... be it amusement parks, boarding an plane, or yes, making it in the film business. There is no doubt that if you go to USC/NYU you will have access to the top 10% of makers out there, giving you a serious advantage. I guess the point is that it's not the only way, and for 90% of aspiring filmmakers it's not even possible. So this is a great roadmap to one of the possible ways to get to do what you love for money and that, is a dream for most people. This story resinated with me, as I came up much the same way, and had the exact same experience. So Yeah, you can skip the line, but the line sometimes is the most important part of your career.
Riiiiight? "In a world, where an engineer needs to check the condition of their wind turbine... " I really have to wonder how many non-media applications drones are used for? To me it seems like 90% of consumers use them for video ... If I was drowning and a friggin drone came over to me and said "stay calm ... " I think I would rather drown.
At first glance, the thumbnail looked like an adolescent Preditor reaching up to touch the chest of an adult human, and I was like, "wow, Preditor as a kid, thats wicked cool." but then I realized I was wrong and Anthony Bourdain is still gone, and the magic has all but left this earth. Tuesday.
This video is 16 minutes and 8 seconds too long. Also I'm assuming these dudes run some sort of production company, yet, they f%@#$ck up that guy's bow which isn't really a great look.
Kuddos for 3D printing tho. That was cool.
Yeah I agree... but there are still ways ... for instance I made this last year (https://vimeo.com/180905379) ... It was just me and the actress. I guess the point Im making is that yes, I didnt charge for my labor, and she donated her time, but baring that and >5 bucks at the dollar store it was pretty easy to shoot something for next to nothing... basically you have to work with what you got.
And in this case it got me into the DGA/SHOOT new directors showcase which was amazing.