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John Grote, Jr.
Re: Low quotes in NYC- what's going on?
on Feb 4, 2009 at 3:44:00 pm


It's not you, its the fact that every Tom, Dick and Sally has bought a piece of gear or taken a couple of AVID/FCP classes and pretend to be something that they're not. Another part to the story is a lot of clients are hiring these people and its not til after the fact when they realize that they got what they paid for, which is crap.

We as an industry have let this happen, not all of us, but a huge majority allowed this to happen. It's great that gear has become more affordable, but it has also diluted the talent pool and also the structure in which a lot of us had come up through. There are not a lot of assistant editor positions available anymore because of non-linear. You also see a lot of places popping up offering AVID or Final Cut or Photoshop seminars, for a couple of days. People take them get a certificate and then go to some of these clients and try to pass themselves of as and editor or a graphic artist. There in lies the problem.



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