I have been photo assisting and digital teching for commercial and advertising photographers for the last 5 years. It pays my bills and I am working on making the transition out of assisting and being lead photographer. I am also trying my hand at video production as I feel the time when photo and video completely merge is very near. I have had some success in this endeavor being DP on a recent submission for filmmaka.com and Discover Card. We didnt win, but we were a finalist and it was probably the most fun I have had on a production of any kind. I look forward to doing more projects like that in the future.