A few directors of rock documentaries - an emerging genre that covers the music world - offer us some insight into how they were able to get their dream off the ground and into production using alternative financing and non-traditional means.
Trying to shoot video without any gear can be a nightmare. The last time I tried it is when I was 13 -- and there's reason that I haven't tried it since! My parents had bought their first camcorder and, after they got bored with shooting a few birthdays and holiday gatherings, they let us kids play around with it.
We may become documentarians, wedding videographers, broadcast cameramen or indie filmmakers, but one thing holds true for almost everyone who works in the medium of video: We first became intrigued by moving pictures from watching Hollywood genre movies as kids. And no wonder!