I have had a passion for films since I was young, and I did a degree in film studies way back in 1999. Due to the job market where I live and other practical pressures, I wasn't able to look for work in film or video production and had to settle for generic office work.
Back then we were using 3 VHS machines and a clunky mixing desk to edit. Rollback of 3 or 4 frames was not uncommon, and it was a time-consuming task to get the smallest of edits just right.
During all this time I considered myself reasonably computer-savvy, and the ethos of "drag and drop" filtering over to almost all software packages is one that I recognise and understand.
In the meantime, obviously, video editing packages are now on computer, and from the small practice sessions on Adobe Premiere, I can see how easy certain elements have become.
I know editing, far more than the comprehension of editing software, is an understanding of form and pace, which I consider myself to have. The software and technical side is something I would have no problem learning.
At 36, hardly fresh out of college or anything else for that matter, would it be feasible to find work doing such stuff? I don't particularly want to be a wedding photographer, at least not if it entailed me shooting the footage myself, I prefer the post-production side of things.
Ideally, I'd like to work for a film or television company, and would be willing to travel a certain distance from where I live (Leicester) as I have a car.
Any ideas/suggestions as to how to further my path toward this goal would be greatly appreciated.
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