Published January 25, 2013
Filmmaking has been a great lifelong career for me. I’ve been able to parlay a $90 wind-up camera into enough money to provide a college education for all three of my children, build a company, employ others and enjoy an extraordinary life. The paychecks of filmmakers can be sporadic, but I was very lucky I chose the subject of skiing for my movies when not very many people had ever seen a ski resort.
Last night at dinner, a young man sitting next to me had two good questions. He wanted to know how to get started in filmmaking. He was asking on behalf of a friend who wanted to be a full-time videographer. His friend wanted to make ski videos and be popular in the ski world and ski whenever and wherever he wanted.