Worked 40 yrs. Retired. Starting over.
Make your own music. The Jr. high/high school kids are pounding on electronic boxes, using looped pre recorded riffs, motifs, themes and making good sounding stuff. If you want pro stuff, hire a band to do your music. High schools, colleges, leave notes seeking bands & the kind of music you're looking for. Almost everything can be done in a box "computer" using DAW software and plugins. Don't think so... search on YouTube Native instruments samples, Aria string samples, Ivory 2 piano samples. And many many more. It will be a beginning. I'm at this beginning & it is fascinating. You can have a whole orchestra in a box, using headphones, and a computer, no one would know anything about the music you're making. There's no reason for low or no budget film makers not to have reasonably great music that they helped create. You just have to go do it.
1. Know how to really fly copters, not just guide them using GPS, and hope you can get it back by using the "return to home feature".
2. Have one or two complete spare copter rigs with all the parts. It sucks going back home with nothing.
3. Re read suggestion #1.
Good stuff. My comments are from the perspective of a new student. First, Why do so many people still call it "film making" when few are using "film"? Or watching "films", when they are watching "recorded images" or "captured images" or "video"? Is there another word that can take "films" place? Seems like an antiquated term that people can't let go of.
Second, in watching the videos, several times mention is made of " learning to watch films ". I think that is one of my pet peeves. No one should have to learn to watch "films", videos, photos, or anything else. Music too. You shouldn't have to "learn" to listen to music. Both should be accessible to just enjoy, simply by watching and/or listening.
My brothers kids, 20 YO's, don't care about learning watch or listen to anything. They watch/listen to what's in front of them, if there's no connection, they push a button and they are gone. The attention span is in groups of 15 seconds. If it doesn't have something new, exciting, interesting, they switch off. And they are both working on Masters Degrees.
Like the new format. You did a great job. There should be lots' of activity here. Can't wait to see what comes up.