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>>”What should I do?”
If you ask me, if you are asking whether or not to pursue video editing as a career based on whether or not you can make a living at it, you areasking the wrong question. Not that you don’t need to make a living, but the main question is, “What do you feel called to do?”
>>”Did I waste 4+ years?”
If any of us look back on our past, we can always spot the negatives: I’m sureeven the best of directors can do that:butit is irrelevant. The Spirit has led each of us to be where we are today (and who we are today). Regardless of whatever has happened to us in the past to us, each day is a new beginning. We have totake stock of where we are today, right now,and then play the hand we have been dealt.
So you have a degree, and you need experience before you can get a good paying gig? That is not surprising. Video editing is, essentially, art: and all of the maxims about starving artists apply. However, the question remains, this what you love to do, or is this what you feel called to do? If you love it, then pursue it; and find a way to put bread on your table however you can (so long as it is ethical, and legal). If not, then find something that you do love, or something that you feel called to do, no matter whetherit pays or not;and then find a way to put bread on your table. In the end, the money is far less important than doing what you love, or what you feel called to do, because you love it, and feel called to it.
No matter what you do, there will be a ton of work involved: that’s just life. So if you don’t want to wake up each morning and dread the thought of going to work, you need to find something that you either love, or else have a burning desire to do. For each one of us, what that is, is different: but the old saying goes, “Do what you love, and the money will follow.”
Best of success, and please keep us posted on your progress.