All good points here. While I was going to film school, I think I used the last two years of school just to do freelance and get myself out there. I think the hardest thing to learn for me was you will get burned, just cause I didn't write a contract, estimated too low, didn't ask for money up front, client never paid, etc. I think anyone going freelance, you just need to experience these things just so you actually learn what to do next time. I think just trying to learn it from book and the internet is quite different when you are actually trying to get work, because you get caught up in the moment and nothing but experience will teach you. No matter how much homework and preparation you do, nothing will give you knowledge like getting burnt because the client decided not to pay you and you can't do anything because you didn't write out a decent contract.
The 60D is on sale on B and H photo right now for $479!! I think that's half the price of what it originally costs, so it looks like there trying to get rid of them.
Ah dang, did the first video get removed already? I was excited to watch that one cause we can see PT Anderson in action!
Is there another copy somewhere else we can watch?
Dang, this one was really good.
I like to watch movies without any sound (actually quite hard for me, cause I get into the story and want to know what's going on, even with movies I've seen thousands of times). You just pay more attention to the framing and editing and seeing how all the visual components come together.