If you are one of the many people who fancy getting into video production there are a couple of things you will have to think about before you get started. The first thing you should consider is if video production is really something you want to get into. If you are only doing it for the money then you will definitely want to look elsewhere to create the riches you desire. This is an industry which is now overflowing with exceptional individuals and if you are going to make it you will have to have a deep passion for the process itself.
On the other hand, if you are creative individual with a desire to do something which is challenging but fun at the same time then this might be your perfect job. People who are more analytical and fond of math based subjects might still be interested, but perhaps they won’t enjoy it quite as much.
If you have decided digital video work for you, then were do you start your journey?
The cheapest way to get into this field is to teach yourself all that you need to know. Since there are so many details involved this can be a long drawn out process, but in the age of the Internet it is certainly possible. Remember there are many things to learn, from lighting and sound recording, to camera handling and editing. If you are not extremely commited you will find it hard to get your skills a high level. The advantage is that you will be able to educate yourself for a small investment, and you can do it part time while you work a regular job.
The more conventional option is to go back to school to get a degree. This structured sort of learning will suit many people a lot better, and at the end of the course you will have a piece of paper to prove to prospective employers that you have the education required to work in the industry. The downside is that you are going to have to spend a lot of time and money to get there.
The route you take will depend on your individual circumstances but whichever you choose you have to put in a lot of work, and have the required natural talent, to get where you want to be in this tough industry.