Heys guys and girls,
Just wanted to run something by everyone and open it up for for a general discussion to see what the videographer's general opinion is - I'm sure there are many others who are in my position and would be interested in the consensus?!
Basically, I'm about to launch an internet video company aimed primarily at the commercial market in my area. Initially, due to having a young family, big mortgage etc I can't risk losing my full-time job so I want to run the business part time from home until hopefully such time that I can quit the day job and run the business full time.
Being completely honest, my actual video experience is quite limited, I have dabbled in the past but I have come up with the idea first and am hoping to learn the art of video and editing as I progress. I have worked in desktop publishing for many years so hoping this won't be too much of a difficulty (we all have to start somewhere).
I am spending approx £5K on equipment, which I know is not a massive amount, but I hope this will see me through. If I get a big job I'm planning on hiring kit in.
I just really wanted to hear what videographer's views were on the market out there at the moment for this type of work? You guys are probably more in the know than me - does this sound like a viable business option, do you think I'm taking on too much, is there a thriving market out there for internet video for businesses, is my budget a pittance etc etc?!
Maybe I should start a blog detailing my exploits but until then I'd really appreciate some honest views and discussion on what is undoubtedly an exciting and relevant subject for many readers here!?