Hi guys, wondering if some of the pros could give me some advice.
I have been playing around with videography since I was a kid (15 years ago) but just for fun. Last year i begrudging agreed to film my friends wedding with his decent hd cam. I wasn't overly happy with the job I did, poor sound etc but his brother seen it and asked me to do his, again I wasn't impressed but both couples have been. I really enjoyed the day and the editing and thought I would love to be able to do wedding vids professionally, just part time beside my dull day job. I now have the chance to do a couple more favour weddings as the couples don't want to pay for a pro. My question is do you think it is possible to become a pro without formal training. Could I do another few (until i was happy with my work) freebies, upgrade kit and do plenty of reading or is it a pipe dream?
I work at a reasonably senior level in IT so decent business and customer experience. The technical side of cameras and editing is fine. I just lack knowledge of the actual filming ie framing etc at the min i have the cam on auto most of the time! Sorry this is a bit long, any advice would be great!