My friend emailed me this, and said "Look out.."
Entrepreneur magazine must have some GREAT reporters..check out the depth in their description of what it takes to start a video production company?!
Five Businesses to Start This Weekend
Tutor, Videographer, Flea Market Entrepreneur & More
Don't wait to test the entrepreneurial waters -- start your new business now with these part-time ideas.
By staff & contributors of Entrepreneur
There are many great reasons to start a business part time. Maybe you want to get your feet wet in the entrepreneurial ocean but aren't ready to dive in completely. Perhaps your potential market is too small to warrant a full-time venture but could provide enough cash to pay off some bills or fill your savings account. Maybe you don't have enough funding to quit your job and have decided to start your new business slowly and steadily. Whatever the reason, we've got five hot businesses you can start this weekend.
Not so long ago, the way to immortalize a wedding, graduation, birthday or other special event was only with photographs. Now, with video cameras, everybody can be the star of their own big day or night--except that it's hard to be a member of the wedding party and film it, too, and most people have a tendency to take shots of walls as often as people. But if you're a sharpshooter with a video camera, you can capture it all as a videographer. You'll roll tape, then edit your work and provide copies. Establish relationships with wedding, party and event planners who can refer you to their customers, and place ads in your local newspaper.
Start-up costs: $3,000
More info: Professional Videographer Association of America; Wedding & Event Videographers Association International
Books: An Introduction to Digital Video by John Watkinson; Placing Shadows, Lighting Techniques for Video Production by Chuck B. Gloman and Tom Letourneau; Setting Up Your Shots by Jeremy Vineyard
Publications: Camcorder and Computer Video magazine; Digital Video (DV) magazine
Garage & Attic Cleaning/Hauling Service
Nobody likes to spend a weekend cleaning out the garage, attic or garden shed--it's dirty and time-consuming, and when it's done, there's still the task of hauling off all that discarded junk. But if you don't mind putting in the physical labor, a cleaning and hauling service can be a lot of fun. You can usually find a few treasures among the trash which most people are delighted to give away, and you can add to your income by recycling bottles, newspapers and metal castoffs. You'll need a pick-up truck or other vehicle capable of carrying everything from cast-iron sinks to old timbers. Start off by advertising in your local newspaper.
• Start-up costs: $500, assuming you already have wheels
• More info: Association of Specialists in Cleaning and Restoration or National Association of Professional Cleaners
• Books: Cleaning Up Making Money by Stanley J. Price Jr.; Entrepreneur Press' How to Start a Cleaning Service; The Professional Cleaner's Personal Handbook by Don Aslett
• Publications: Cleaning and Restoration magazine
Flea Market Entrepreneur
If you've got an eye for castoffs that can become somebody else's treasures and you love combing garage and estate sales, then you'll have a ball as a flea market entrepreneur. You can specialize in a particular collectible--anything from old record albums to Depression-era pottery to antique tools--or you can go eclectic with a wide assortment of pre-owned goodies. Or you can forego the collectible trade and buy new close-out merchandise from wholesalers to sell at major discounts. To get started, you'll need to obtain a resale license, then start searching for flea markets with a base of deep-pocketed customers and reserve your space. You can also sell items on eBay--visit our Entrepreneur.com's eBay Startup Center (www.entrepreneur.com/ebay) for more details.
• Start-up costs: $2,000
• More info: Antiques & Collectibles Associations or National Flea Market Association
• Books: Flea Market Trader, edited by Sharon Huxford and Bob Huxford; Kovel's Know Your Collectibles by Terry Kovel and Ralph Kovel; The Official Directory to U.S. Flea Markets, edited by Kitty Werner
• Publications: Antiques and the Arts Weekly; Art & Antiques magazine; Collector News
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04-02-2005 10:11 AM
04-02-2005 10:15 AM
Yeah! Go out and buy "Placing Shadows" because you'll have tons of opportunities to do some great lighting setups while the priest is rambling on.
IT'S JUST THAT EASY!
04-02-2005 10:20 AM
Maybe it is that easy because you can someday get the computer to do everything for you..below an interesting job listing:
Accession number: 71856
Position: Summer internship position: automatic video editing
Company: Hewlett Packard Laboratories
Hours: 40 a week
Job Description: HP Laboratories, Palo Alto, CA is seeking top students looking for a chance to work on problems that have real impact. We offer a fun, informal work environment with high value placed on innovation and excellence. The Imaging Technology Department has an open position for summer internship as listed below. The Imaging Technology Department is involved in research and investigation on novel automatic video editing and indexing techniques. We are interested in automatic editing of both personal video as well as professional video content. We are looking for a summer intern to help us with this activity. The responsibilities may include: - Creative design and implementation of novel approaches to automatic video editing. The intern will be responsible for coming up with algorithms that will edit down personal video content (e.g. home movies) to the most relevant shots/scenes. The intern may also spend some time inventing new algorithms to automatically edit professional video content (e.g., TV series and movies) in order to generate a movie-synopsis with the most relevant shots/scenes. and - An analysis, implementation and experimental evaluation of the most promising prior art in this area.
Requirements: a) a post-graduate of School of Cinema and Television, or the like, with proven experience in film editing and cinematography. The candidate should have taken similar classes to the ones shown below, (as described in http://www-cntv.usc.edu/academic_pro...-courses.php): Intermediate/Advanced Editing Intermediate/Advanced Cinematography Intermediate/Advanced Multi-Camera Television Workshop Non-Linear Electronic Editing Visual Expression
How To Apply: To apply to this position, go to www.jobs.hp.com , select 'search jobs in hp' and enter requisition number 874480 in the ‘Keyword or Job Number Search” box. or e-mail pere . obrador @ hp . com
Contact: Pere Obrador
Date Submitted: Sat Mar 12 00:40:49 2005
Other: candidates may also have this profile: b) a Masters or PhD student in EE/CS , with strong background in video analysis and understanding, and some creditable cinematography experience and film editing.
04-02-2005 10:30 AM
..youve got to be kidding me. thats not a real employment opportunity listing ..is it?
i think there should be a listing for a computer to do that job.
HP job available:
if you are a computer, and can oversee the creation of an automated video editing application.. you should build yourself some arms and legs and come in for an interview. if you do not have enough portable power to complete the journey. please deposit yourself in the nearest trash can along the way.
04-02-2005 10:34 AM
They don't want much. Seems to me that someone with those kind of skills and education could do better than working for little or nothing to make H P's stockholders (and senior exec's) megabucks.