So... I was thinking about something today. I've been filming for C+ Studios for a few weeks now and I've been doing a lot of fun stuff with filming and editing for them. It's been strangely fun, actually.
I spent two years in Las Vegas doing, essentially, what I'm doing now. Filming, editing, doing some minor special effects, and working with top tier, expensive equipment. The only difference now is that I'm using much cheaper equipment, and yet I'm enjoying this so much more.
What this really tells me is that it's the environment you're doing your work in that defines your happiness about it, not the work itself. I'm not doing anything special, but the workload is light, the friends are awesome, and I have a degree of creative control. Now I love what I'm doing.
I once saw an instructional video about this fish market in Seattle, I believe, where people come from all around just to see these dudes handle fish. They sing, the chant, and the toss fish through the air, all having fun while doing it. I think I'm starting to understand that now. It's not the job. It's the environment. I mean, if I have a nice green screen, better software, and higher grade film equipment, I'd be thrilled, but if I just kept filming with my DSLR and using Sony Vegas, I think I'd also be happy.
I wonder if I can fit this into a character's bio...
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