Any you guys making money doing desktop NLE???

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by TJM, May 20, 2004.

  1. TJM

    TJM Guest

    I been lurking on this NG for a few years, as well as dabbling in NLE off
    and on during that time and trying to get further on the learning curve. I
    do it mostly for the fun, and to justify the thousands of dollars spent on a
    decent NLE system :)

    Do any of you make money doing NLE, or we all just weekend warriors around
    here? If so, how much can you make? I know this will vary greatly from
    person-to-person, client-to-client, and project-to-project.....but just give
    me some ideas.

    TJM, May 20, 2004
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  2. There are several people here that are regularly working professional
    video producers. But your question is more of a marketing/business
    question than a technical one. You could change a couple of words
    and post exactly the same question in several dozen different newsgroups
    that have nothing to do with media production.
    Richard Crowley, May 20, 2004
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  3. Oh, I don't know. I've heard a lot of experts look at this whole NLE thing
    from many perspectives.
    Each of us considers our niche as one of the main pieces of NLE. So there
    is room for all.
    It varies a lot for me based on the activites that show up on my calendar,
    but I 've been getting between 17 and 45 thousand dollars a month.
    Of course some of that gets rolled right back into NLE to make the process
    do more quicker faster better. But I have been able to get the boat and the
    trips and stuff. I have started a lecture series on NLE that will bring in
    more money for me than NLE.
    So yes NLE hs ben good for me.
    Emilio Goldstien, May 20, 2004
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    Steve King Guest

    You could just as easily have asked, "Do any of you make money with those
    video cameras?" The video business requires a number of tools, either owned
    or rented, to do the work. The tools are the least of the factors in
    successfully turning a hobby into a business. I'd put relationships,
    marketing, management, problem solving skills, and even writing ability
    (although writers can be hired) much higher in the queue than any hardware.

    Steve King
    Steve King, May 20, 2004
  5. TJM

    TJM Guest

    It varies a lot for me based on the activites that show up on my calendar,
    Damn....I didnt know it was that good. I imagine you must own a post
    facility with large bankroll clients?
    TJM, May 21, 2004
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    Big10 Media Guest

    Nice point Steven King! I am a professional video equipment reseller
    living in Japan and I'm on the threshold of picking up a FCP NLE
    system. I'm in the 'justifying my purchase' mode and have been
    hestitating a bit. At least being a reseller allows me to constantly
    have a ton of gear in stock and at my disposal. I'm in this NG today
    just snooping around to get some feedback on FCP compared to other NLE

    Best Wishes,

    Billy de Cola
    Big10 Media, May 21, 2004
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