In my last article, I talked about the creative process without biases towards an equipment. If you didn’t read it, you can read it Here.
Reading the post you might feel discouraged buying necessary equipment. But that is certainly not the case. In fact, I advocate for the opposite.
There is a difference between passion and whim. I for one found myself buying a lot of things on a whim. Well, I’ve learned my lesson, but I never discourage a person to go for his passion. To highlight this statement I would need to talk about one of my biggest source of inspiration- Casey Neistat. When he decided to commit to film-making, he maxed out his credit card and bought a video camera. In his words, “Very stupid thing to do. Never max out your credit card. But if I hadn’t done it – I never would have gotten into film-making.”
You must invest a lot in your projects. And when I say investment, I don’t mean only money, I also mean time, which is the most finite currency you have. Every new equipment or software demands time and some more than others. You can now learn from the very best by boon of social media. There are lots of great channels on YouTube to follow. You can also be a part of productive groups on Facebook. So, even if you don’t have money, you can invest time wisely and get a fascinating return.
The important thing is to improve yourself. Waiting around for an equipment is only going to delay your project. Get your feet wet. Borrow another equipment, be it an old model. You will at-least earn experience, that is the most valuable return. Over time you will get to where you want. Be it with your dream equipment, or without.