It’s now been six months since I decided to no longer pursue video production as a career. As you’d know from my last two blog posts, I studied video production at university and have been interested in it for many years. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get a job in the industry straight out of university and then several years later it dawned on me that I’d probably never get my dream job. It’s been hard to come to terms with this, but I’ve done my best to take it in my stride.
I’m trying not to look back at the past or think about how sad I am that I’ll never work in corporate video production. Melbourne has so many really good video production companies, which makes it even worse. I can’t believe not even one would take me on or give me a chance. I even offered to work for free so it’s not like I was asking for a salary that was too high. But alas, I can’t dwell on it. If I do then I’ll feel myself spiralling and getting upset again. I don’t want to be upset. Everything in life happens for a reason and I just need to ride the wave and see what happens.
As I said before, I’m moving on. I’ve started studying again. I’m studying to be a Media Studies teacher, as I obviously have a really good understanding of the fundamentals of marketing video production and all that jazz. I figured that being a Media Studies teacher would be the best thing I could do to work within the realm of my passion. I would hate to give up on video production altogether because it just means so much to me. I want to eventually try my hand at applying for video production agencies again, but until then, I’ll be passing on my knowledge to future generations of TV and filmmakers. I hope that I can get a job as a teacher once I finish studying.