Everyone in the picture is from media. One moment before things became brutal. You don’t really want to see how sausages are made in a factory, but you also don’t want to see how TV news gets filmed times to times.
"When are you going to quit?"
That was the question I was thrown at all the time from my friends and some colleagues who left the TV production company in London before I chose to quit. I lasted three years.
"Travelling around the world to witness what is happening is my job. It is a job closest to adventure."
I said that to my boss in the plane returning to London. This has stayed on my mind ever since. I think it`s true.
For those considering of moving into the news industry, I would like to share what I think are the benefits of this job. I have worked as a news/documentary cameraman for the last three years and it has been an incredible experience to say the least.
Four reasons why I don't recommend film schools and colleges. I don't think they are the best way to learn or the best way to break into the film industry.
“You’ve been operating camera for three years and you didn’t know that?”
An older cameraman looked at me in disbelief while we were having dinner together in a restaurant. My heart was beating fast in embarrassment. I couldn’t look at him in the eye. Why didn’t I know this basic thing? I went back to the hotel after dinner and I reflected on the way I had handled my camera career so far.
I am a documentary/News cameraman based in London.