Thanks Ollie! Well first up I’d just say that certainly post isn’t for everyone. As much as I love it, there are often frustrating moments of tedium. And usually the beginning of any post process is daunting and somewhat overwhelming.
I personally cycle between moments of loving it and hating it, but the satisfaction of creating something that I love and other people love is so incredible and rewarding that it always draws me back.
Post is difficult and time consuming, but it’s really where you see everything come together and you get these magical moments of seeing a vision come to life.
Everyone’s got there own strengths and draws. I also love the energy of being on set, so it’s something I try to always involve myself in. Especially because it can inform my choices in the edit.
As for advice, I’d say just like anything the more you do it the better you get. You gotta put in the time and try to focus on the satisfying moments where something really lands. It’ll depend on the project and the deadline, but if you look at it as just play and seeing what you can make work, when you hit that point where everything just clicks and your seeing the project really come to life, the time and frustration will totally be worth it.