WHY YOU SHOULD BE A JACK OF ALL TRADES AND A MASTER OF NONE.

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22 Jan WHY YOU SHOULD BE A JACK OF ALL TRADES AND A MASTER OF NONE.

To be a master (a skilled practitioner of a particular art or activity) of a particular craft takes time. Time is a luxury that we most can’t afford. As a producer it has served me well to adopt the Jack of all Trades mentality, because doing so means that every project is “doable”.


I know a little about:

Editing
Directing
Color Correction
Sound
Music
Writing
Set Design
Visual Effects

I know a lot about:
Producing

Knowing a little bit about everything allows for me to provide a multitude of services to my smaller less complex projects. I have the necessary skills to get those projects completed with my limited knowledge of each of these categories. But when the time comes for a larger more complex project. That same skill set allows me to hire more skilled talent in each of the same categories

Yes it is true that no man is an island and film is very collaborative, etc. However when you just need to get something finished and you know how to do it then simply do it. If, for example you created a score for a film and it turns out to be shit, you at least have something by the way of music and can then pass that along with notes/direction to a composer that will make magic happen.

Being a master of your craft takes time. Time you will trade for working on projects, furthering your career and making money.

Dominick Del Bosque
dominick@theosfp.com
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