There is something refreshingly unromantic about Philip Bloom’s responses in this interview. It’s an honesty that comes after spending decades in the industry, when all the frills and luster have worn off and all you’re left with is whether or not you still love what you do. Philip says he’s never been happier with his work, but he doesn’t have any illusions about what the life of a freelance filmmaker entails. There is a lot of sacrifice. A lot of stress. It can be hard to maintain relationships.
Weirdly, it was good to hear these things. The freelance lifestyle is often overidealized and oversimplified. A lot of blogs out there will try to tell you how easy it is to print some business cards, build a client base, and start making bank. But take it from Philip: the life of a freelance creative, while potentially wonderful, is no walk in the park."
One thing that separates amateur videos from professional videos is shooting a scene from multiple angles and cutting on the action. Cutting on the action is an editing technique where the editor cuts from one angle of a shot to another, while maintaining the continuity of the action in the scene. In this segment, we’ll show you how we cut four different camera angles together to form one continuous scene.
There are no rules. Do what works. but it does help to see what others have done before you.