The process of video production has been trial and error for me. My earliest memories with the art are of getting my grubby paws on a piece of equipment (from a full sized camcorder all the way to PhotoBooth on my 2008 white MacBook) and pressing all the buttons until I figured out how it worked. And that was a winning formula for awhile.
Then I started creating projects that required a deadline. This is when I realized I actually needed to know what I was doing.
First, friends came to the rescue. I leveraged their tolerance of me for free lessons in all manners of skills (I'm still actively working with friends to learn how to tread water) and once I knew the basics, I was off.
But I'm at the point where I realize I need to change my approach. I've always hesitated to invest in myself when money was involved. Now I recognize that beyond money, time is what you can never get back. I've been so busy IN the work, that I stopped thinking ABOUT the work, and critically -- how I can do it...