Yesterday I got a message from one of our users Donald Cline. We here at TheVJ.com are about a lot more than just teaching you how to use a camera. We are here to help you become part of the digital video revolution and launch your career. We strive to help you in every step of your journey in the world of video.
We are always happy to answer your questions, and if you want to ask us something just use the "Ask Michael a Question" button on the VJ World homepage.
Here's Donald's message and my response:
Not a question, Michael; just a comment. I just received your welcome message and wanted to respond: I didn't know TheVJ.com was new, but it doesn't matter because I am thoroughly enjoying myself. I have taken some instruction from Canon, and from other video instruction sites on the 'Net -- and yes, I did learn some things -- but while I am creative in writing when it comes to political freedom issues, I was drawing a blank when I considered creating good videos. Now, thanks to your course, I am acquiring a structure to my video work, and as I gain experience I feel certain creativity will follow. I appreciate what you offer, and plan to continue (though I don't think I'll be starting a career with a TV network; I'm 73-years-old and retired). :)
Donald L. Cline
First, many thanks for taking the time and trouble to respond to my letter of welcome.
I am delighted that you are having such a positive initial experience with the site, and I have every hope it will continue!
Video is a language; it is a way that we communicate ideas with one another. And, like any language, it has a grammar.
(And as with most languages today, no one any longer bothers to learn the grammar!)
But once you learn the ‘grammar’ of video, you will find that constructing even complex ideas will come ever more easily.
As with writing, a sentence soon becomes a paragraph, a chapter and then even a book.
As for a career in TV - well, one never knows.
Very best and please keep in touch as you progress