You’ll need to go somewhere that will pay well, that has your best interests at heart, that cares about your opinion (which it should!), that has a decent set of resources available for anyone wanting to get started, and that’s actually a good place to spend your time.
A lot of work has been done in the last couple decades toward improving ways we make videos, but it’s still an incredibly complicated undertaking: there are different kinds of editing software, different kinds of camera setups, different kind of software tools, and there’s really no standard.
You need a good team of smart, dedicated folks to figure it out. And you need to have someone at the helm as well. It’s important for your reputation and your long-term career as well—even if you’re not technically a videographer, making video is still a valuable skill that will allow you to be successful in whatever you do. (And to clarify: videographers don’t make videos, people do. But the latter has a number of advantages that the former doesn’t.)
You’ll also need to be willing to live with being a little different from everyone else: you’ll be seen as less competent, just a little crazy. This is something to be wary of.
Is it worth it? Maybe. If you have a job that pays very well and you don’t have any other options, perhaps it might even pay enough to be worth the trouble. You might like the freedom of making more than the average American is used to, you might get to help make something you love, and you might learn some really cool tricks along the way.
I like to think that all my other freelance jobs have paid better than this position, but that’s just my personal opinion.
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