Hi Steadicam colleagues,
Í often read this forum and it has greatly helped me a lot. Firstly, I would like to acknowledge your help and thank you all for that.
I started out with my Steadicam (max 7kg) just over a year ago and it is going quite well. It is not my full time job but I have managed to build up some good contacts and go out with the steadi a few evenings a month. I have managed to gain a regular slot with a live tv channel and am involved in various projects too. I am therefore slowly reaching a crossroads where I will have to decide whether to in a greater system (3.000 € to 40.000 €). I have also been asked on a few occasions about some work which I had to decline because of the inadequacy of my current equipment, yet I do not know if I did upgrade my equipment how much work or how many jobs I would find.
How do you know when to roll the dice and upgrade to better equipment?
Should I try and cement some definite contracts before investing or is passion alone enough to support this huge decision?
Have any of you been in this position and could maybe share your story or thoughts?
I would really appreciate any advice anyone could offer me.
With many thanks.