When I was young, I preferred to be regarded simply as an artist. I used to do pencil sketches and I occasionally wrote. Since leaving university however, I have had to tweak my self made description a bit. I am now a freelance illustrator and writer mostly accepting online gigs.
Hey, we all have to eat and art just doesn’t pay for itself.
I can’t say it’s been a bad run. My work generates good cash and I live comfortably on the strength of my creative eye. So if I’m having it good, why am I harping now about creating and editing web videos?
I suppose it started with a fascination for the beauty and harmony communicated by the cream of the crop in YouTube and then it evolved into a video making hobby. After going through numerous readings however, I’m starting to think there’s so much more to internet videos than creative fulfillment.
I’ve been told there are “creative” people who have careers built exclusively around producing videos for internet sharing sites. That’s something I’d like to explore. Isn’t it a lot better if your work is also your passion? Videos can potentially give me the outlet to express my creative urge while also possibly giving me a means of surviving.
More on this in the days to come…