If you are committed to pursuing a creative passion the bottleneck should be you. Not your gear. When it comes to making videos in 2020 it is more accessible than ever. 20 years ago you needed a camcorder, tape to record onto and a computer to transfer the footage to for editing. Then it could be uploaded to the internet, or burned onto a CD or worse, a VHS. Today you can shoot, edit and upload a video all from your phone. And the places you can share content are abundant. Whether it be on Instagram, YouTube, Tik Tok or any other platform. Digital technology has advanced incredibly and allowed more people than ever to express their creative talents through videography, photography, music production, graphic design and countless other ways. The price point of getting into these hobbies and careers has been reduced drastically. That is awesome and while many of these creative outlets can be done with something as simple as an iPad, having additional gear will allow you take that interest even further.
For me (Josiah) as a videographer and musician, it meant recently ordering a computer that can edit 4k video and process complex orchestral pieces simultaneously. I was resistant to getting a new device for a long while because of the price and because my old computer was able to complete most of the projects, albeit taking much longer than needed to edit standard HD videos. However, I want to offer my clients the best product possible and one of the things that means increasing the resolution I film in. My old computer cannot handle that quality of footage and I do not want that to be a bottleneck of my creative passions. The computer should be arriving in the next week and if all goes according to plan, I should be able to give you a look at that next Tuesday.