kye Posted February 14, 2019 Share Posted February 14, 2019 16 minutes ago, thebrothersthre3 said: I appreciate the input. Its good to hear other people had the same struggle. Its keeping me up at night haha, but I think a little pain is necessary to get to a higher level. I just took a position as head of lighting for a web series, its unpaid so I am not too worried. That said regardless of pay I like to perform my best. I was very honest about my experience though. I took the plunge last year and worked for a wedding video company, was super worried they wouldn't like my work but everything turned out fine and I learned a lot. A really senior former work colleague had spent a lot of time in the armed forces and talked a lot about "time in rank". As far as I could tell it talked about the dangers of promoting people too quickly, and that you needed to spend "time in rank" to really learn how to do things properly. I suspect that for some people who never rise through the ranks that's because they haven't worked out the things you need to learn at that level, so they never advance. I take this to mean that there are key skills to learn before you can progress (and still do a good job) but that if you learn fast then you can progress steadily too. This has been my experience. When I was young (which saying makes me feel like I'm 80 years old!) I was frustrated about being underused and that I had so much more to offer and could do a way better job than the people running things. In a sense that's true, but it's also like when you watch someone playing a game and you see things they don't, but what you don't take into account is that they're seeing things you're not. Also, the easier something looks the more likely it is that the skill of that person is what is making it look easy, rather than it actually being easy. Now when I look at younger generations and I think about them being in charge, the sheer weight of what they don't know would make me very reluctant to put them in charge of anything. It's a balance I think, but hard work and learning as much as possible is what will distinguish you in the long run. thebrothersthre3 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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