Chapter 5. Authenticity and Professionalism

“There was a moment when I changed from an amateur to a professional. I assumed the burden of a profession, which is to write even when you don’t want to, don’t much like what you’re writing, and aren’t writing particularly well.”

—Agatha Christie

One of the key quests in life is finding out what kind of work you like to do—some combination of an activity you enjoy, something you do well, and work that pays the bills. Those who enjoy video production, filmmaking, or media creation find satisfaction with the kind of work that leaves a record of its time, whatever the scope.

Whether they work in the camera department or in postproduction and whether they focus on fictional features, television, documentaries, ...

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