Reflections on a Lifetime in Soaps...and What Comes Next
Thursday, October 1, 2015
The Voices In My Head
From time to time, I find myself hearing the words of wisdom I've acquired over half a lifetime in television... Sometimes it's less about how well you do your job and more about whether people want to spend a long day in the control room with you. Pay attention as you're moving up. At each new step or higher salary level, it will become harder to turn back. Editing isn't about mastering the equipment. It's about being able to use the equipment to tell the story you want to tell. You've got to look out for you. You can't always count on other people to do it. Show business is still business. Don't get too wrapped up in the show to remember that. Though people will try to tell you otherwise, a person who has worked in soaps really can work in news, and sitcom, and reality, and... Shows get cancelled, shows get changed. Life goes on...