I think filmmaking is one of the craziest thing one can do. That includes all aspects of filmmaking--from front of camera to the crew working in that back. One has to believe whole-heartedly on what they're getting themselves into, or at least love their part of the job to jump into it. I guess filmmaking is all about passion. People are driven by many different things, and Ted Hope posted an amazing article on his blog (will link later, writing this on the D train) to explain the four different "F's" of why people get into this business. I agree with most of it.
I spoke with a friend earlier this week, hoping that he would impart some wisdom after years of filmmaking. And the bottom line is: you need to understand your motivation of doing what you do and love it. If you want to be rich and famous, do something else. And the last and final point is to find other people who share the same values and goals and work with them.
After that talk, I found a lot of clarity. These words has been shared from multiple people (mainly Seth Barrish at TBG)/different articles throughout the course of 6 months, and I've been so lost in my own mind thinking about this; and here, he summarizes everything poignantly.
If you're reading this, thanks.
Let's be crazy and find other crazy people in the world to make art together. Because you know what? Only crazy people will be crazy enough to take risks... and who knows, we might be able to change the world. Crazy!