I was working full time in a job that I truly hated and knew that something had to
change. I had studied 2 years of film and knew that being a DOP was something I wanted and had to do. I walked out of my full time job with no backup plan, I was determined to become a DOP.
I did many free jobs when first starting out and slowly but surely it is now my full time job. I would say to those that are afraid of taking a chance in the creative industry is to just do it. Just walk in knowing that it won’t be smooth sailing and you will have to work your ass off but if you are determined and dedicated then things will happen.
Some of my favourite quotes:
“Sometimes you gotta take a deep breath and just say fuck it” – Johnny Knoxville
“To make a film is easy; to make a good film is war. To make a very good film is a
miracle.” -Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
“Do you want to be safe and good, or do you want to take a chance and be great?”- Jimmy Johnson