I understand what you are all saying. But it's frustrating to be in a field, watching everybody advance so fast past you when they get training, and just sort of spinning your wheels. But ever since the first link I have been finding more and more links to free online stuff. More than just Adobe TV. Hopefully with all the free stuff compiled I can start to even learn stuff on my own.
About where I work. I'm thankful for it every day
. But it's a government job where nobody understands any aspect of A/V production. Their job is as easy as sitting at a table and having a meeting, then printing out spread sheets. They don't understand the time consumption involved with everything form rendering, to fine tune editing, to capturing footage when you're using tape , to loading footage from P2 or SD cards... they think that a 30 minute program would take about a 1 or 2 days to get produced (a good one with editing and graphics involved). I love the people here,
but it's also frustrating at the same time. There's nothing like being handed 3 different projects, having them smile at you, and requesting that it be done at the end of the week or the following Monday... when it's Wednesday. Or, being handed a project the day before you leave for approved vacation... them saying they understand that you'll be gone, and then wondering if you'll have it done a day after your vacation ends.
Some real creative type should make an entertaining video explaining to non video types (usually upper management) what it takes to make a video. And include EVERYTHING even capturing tape from DV, because some of us still use DV. Then there's always the customers that want to bring you footage on a VHS tape, HI8 tape, or DVD that's already been authored which takes up even more time. Explain in a creative video that this stuff is not just plug and play. You could pass it around on YouTube, show Wedding customers, Upper Management types, etc. etc. to explain to them the reasoning for the time needed (or the fee you're charging). I blame Hollywood movies where some IT genius sits down on a computer and just brings up a fully rendered model, or some type of scene on screen.
OK, that's my venting for today
Thanks for playing.