Videographer / TV Producer
First off, just want to say how grateful I am for the work you all put into this site. It’s been an invaluable resource.
1. My biggest psychological barrier in most cases is the willingness to make the changes necessary to get to the next level - growing a video company beyond a single filmmaker takes a different skill set than being a freelancer, for instance.
2. My biggest technical challenge at the moment is lighting - my skill set here is passable, but it's an area I've got to grow in.
3. My biggest logistical challenge is finding & securing good locations, which, let’s be honest, is a problem more networking on my part can do a lot to solve. Where NFS could probably help is in helping us hear from people who actually do location scouting and know the proper procedures/etiquette to help those of who don't scout for a living avoid burning bridges for other filmmakers.
4. The best learning I’ve experienced has come in the form of being on set with people who knew more than I did - content that in some ways replicates this sort of approach (BTS videos, lighting breakdowns, etc) tends to resonate most with me.
Thank you so much for sharing with us, John. I can completely identify with you on the video when you spoke about how great it is when a client is willing to trust you to take a concept and run with it. You guys certainly earned the outcome. Kudos to you & your team!
Thanks for this!