This is a thought I had last semester that kind of screwed me, and it's been coming around again. Last semester the problem was that I had decided flat out "no" before thinking through a logical conclusion which was "maybe?" causing me to let my grades slip and lose one of my scholarships.
Now I have decided "let's find out." Essentially last semester is still coming around to bite me in the ass. I was planning to transfer to UGA next semester, but because of my lowered GPA and my lack of credit hours I am not going to be able to meet UGA's transfer requirements. I do not want to spend another semester (and am running out of necessary classes anyways) at my current poop school, so I have decided to take summer classes, but I have pretty much decided that I will not be returning for the fall semester. Over the summer as I have said previously, I plan to work less at my job and start some freelance film projects, well by not returning for a fall semester I have a longer period of time to test how my freelance projects will go.
What I'm trying to figure out is "can I get enough projects to supply a somewhat steady income?" If I decide that various film projects could be enough to supplement a full time job, then I may consider dropping out of school entirely. The other aspect of freelance videography is "can I build a large portfolio that could land me a job in a film studio anyways?" If the answer to this is yes, then why am I wasting my time with college focusing on a degree that would just land me in the same entree level position that I could acquire just by working on my own projects.
My hypothesis: If rather than attending college for 4 years, I, instead, apply the skills I already have to learning new skills, expanding upon already learned skills, and building a portfolio for 4 years, I am more likely to get a job quickly than I would if I attended college for 4 years with no portfolio building.
I'm pretty tired of taking bull shit classes that have nothing to do with my major for 3 years in order to take 1 year of the classes that are actually usefully to me.
Anyways, feel free to butt in with your opinions. I'm not saying I'm dropping out (yet), but I am going to test my theory for a little while, if it doesn't pan out, then I will go back to college.
Internet CausesI dislike when people say "take a picture of this to support this." I don't understand how that supports anything. If you want to support something, support it. Give money to charities, tell other people about opportunities to raise money for your cause, but don't tell people to draw a red X on your hand because it shows that you support ending slavery. One, everyone in their right mind supports ending slavery, and two it makes it look like you went to a bar last night and weren't old enough to buy beer, so they marked your hand with an X...
I know the Rooster Teeth crew has talked about this on their podcast before and I completely agree. It doesn't help anything, it spreads awareness maybe, but I think there are much more productive ways to spread awareness.
It's UpWell that was fast... I wrote a script from 1:00 - 1:45 PM today. My friend, Aaron came over at 4:30 PM, and we finished filming by 7:00 PM. I just finished editing at 12:00 AM, the video is now online. I think this is the fastest turnaround I have had for any video... The pacing might be a little off. We were racing the sun towards the end. Anyways, here it is.
#HashTag - See what happens when I start hashtagging IRL.
ScriptOk, it's time to get your hopes up with another script I wrote. for those of you that care anyways I kept it simple this time so that there isn't much to do except film it. The last script I said I was working on was good, but there would have been too much effort involved with getting the actors together to film it. This one only involves one to two locations, and two actors (I use the term actors very loosely).
My friend Aaron is coming over later today to film some videos and come up with new ideas. This is the only day I had off work this week, so I decided to take advantage of it.
New Random Friend Request Policy:I will only immediately accept random friend requests from people who have been on this site for one year or more, and have a karma level at 15 or above in addition to being 18+ years in age. Aside from this I may also accept your friend request if we have interacted in the forums or on my profile over the course of a few days (though this doesn't guarantee I'll accept your friend request).
There has been an increase lately in the number of new people who want to be my friend, and when I look at their journals, they are 14 year olds with +1 - +5 karma who constantly promote their YouTube channels. If you're mature, then show me, and we can be friends.
Time To Get StartedSo I've talked before about projects and things that I've been working on. Some things have ended up not happening due to the joint effort involved. When there are too many people involved in a project, things end up getting subliminally delegated to the other person, which means nothing gets done because each person involved assumes the other person is going to take control of the project.
Well it's time to stop delegating. Today I have decided to launch my career in film making. I have decided I am now a freelance videographer/editor. I am going to start asking my friends if they want me to make music videos for them, and try to get involved in various freelance positions making other people's video dreams come true. This solves a couple of problems, the biggest being that I don't have to come up with all of the ideas, I can now just delegate the idea part to the customer and I just handle making their idea come to life. Of course I will add my creative input and I will not accept all offers, because not allsome most ideas are not good to be honest.
Anyways, I'm pretty excited. I don't know what's going to happen this summer, or in the upcoming school semester, but I'm tired of sitting around waiting for college to be over. If this works out, then I could potentially skip the college step and head straight into my dream career.