Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Greatest Investment

It is easy as audio-video producers to get caught up in the race to bigger, better and more equipment. The fact is, however, that even the most basic equipment in the hands of someone with expertise will yield superior results. The key is to invest your time and money where it will have the biggest impact on your work, and often that is in education.

There are two worthwhile opportunities coming up that you might be interested in. The Filmmakers Intensive is a two-week course featuring some great instructors and a lot of hands-on training in film production. It takes place July 23rd-August 6th in Salem, Oregon and has a very strict acceptance policy. The Editor's Retreat on February 16th-20th is in New Orleans and is a time to learn from and network with some of the top editors in America. It includes a lot of free software including the full Adobe Production Premium. Neither one of these events is cheap, but may be a good investment for your future.