“It’s not the easiest place to live and it is easy to romanticize this place. It’s hard. It’s hard to live here in many ways and can be even harder to make films here. But in the struggle to get things done, there’s a greater reward and sense of accomplishment. To me, things easily done are never quite as satisfying as the accomplishment of hard work done well.” – Shawn Newton, Executive Producer of Under the Big Sky.
Thanks to the ever-advancing nature of film tech, we’re seeing more and more high-quality films coming out of places that historically never had the resources to create them. Cinema cameras like REDs are more accessible now than ever, and accessories like gimbals, monitors, and wireless video have become widespread. Not to mention, the industry has seen a boom in professionals wanting to work in video production. It’s a market that’s flourishing around the world, and that’s something we can all be excited about.