Hello friends, my first post here and I was wondering if you could offer me some advice.
I'm 22, and a self trained video editor competent with FCP, Motion, DVD Studio Pro, Adobe Premiere, After Effects and Encore, however I'm not 'Qualified' in any of those applications. I spent my further education studying Moving Image. My problem is I am unable to get any work whatsoever. I'm currently about to start post on my second film to help gain me some recognition which i intend to submit to film festivals worldwide and add to my expanding showreel/portfolio, but so far i have not got any work coming my way.
I've built my own website Mediascape Productions Limited - Filmmaking Perfection (I'm also proficient in Dreamweaver) to help aid the process. I just wondering if i may be doing something wrong that may deter people to hire me as an editor, even if it is a small project. I know i maybe aiming too high, but I have valid and diverse skills that i wish to use.
Although i know FCP 6 and most of FCS i don't have a Mac to run it on as I'm unable to afford a Mac Pro to do my editing on, so for now its PC based. I have a well configured system running Adobe CS4 Master Collection, Quad display setup, Quad core Processor 4Gig of RAM x2 1 TB scratch disc's for HD and a professional editing jog-board/mouse. My fear is that when anyone hears the word 'PC-based' they immediately think 'of the unprofessional, everyday Joe' who uses Windows Movie Maker. Do i really need a shiny silver Apple to make me a Pro?
Any input would be greatly appreciated.