The story of The Exodus is shared amongst the Big Three religions of the world. It is, in very simplistic terms, a story of people leaving an untenable situation.
In this case I choose to use the non-Faith-based definition:
- a situation in which a lot of people leave a place or activity at the same time
I have made no secret of my disdain for the glut of new practitioners entering video production (which I have always seen as a “skilled trade”) with little to no interest in learning best practices and the basic tenets of its practice. The knowledge base around video production is declining while the perception of opinion in practice is rising.
As well, I have commented on whether the Internet is helping or hurting the dissemination of information and knowledge, especially in my given discipline.
At some point you need to figure out whether the ‘fight” is worth it…
I’ve chatted with a number of my closest confidants who work in my industry or similar industries and a common theme comes up – the industry as we know it is dead or dying, depending on where you live geographically.
Video production is becoming a hobby more than a skilled trade. The sheer number of folks doing work that I have traditionally done and screwing it up is astounding. The race to the bottom is in free-fall.
I’m getting out.
The exact exit strategy is being worked on and I’ll continue to meet my obligations and may take on new projects as I see fit but the time has come to migrate away from my beloved industry.
There is no joy in it any more for me.
Thanks for reading!