3 minutes per day of editing is pretty good. He must be fussy. When I learned editing, it began with watching an editor at DesiLou cut a 10 minute reel of Mission Impossible. Better than months at film school. I'd been a still photographer for years, so I knew lighting already.
I think PR
and fundraising are decent areas for video makers to make money in. There are other specialized areas as well. Really understanding YouTube is a definite plus. Distribution is always the hardest part, maybe harder than getting the money. I did a lot of PSAs on 16mm. One for the Clean Air Council in LA ran for 3-4 years on an Los Angeles TV station. Didn't make much money, but it sure gave me a nice reference. However, after 5 years, ending with a 77 minute film for Kawsaki Motors, I realized the work was really too demanding physically. 12 hour days were the short days.
Video is the way to communicate these days, so I wonder if he'd be interested in looking at producing content for companies? I have a Nikon that shoots hi res video and am thinking about producing some informational short videos for our website and to place on sites our clients frequent. Oz could possibly be doing that and doing what he loves for a pretty good living. I'd be happy to have a conversation with him about that. Don't need to make any money on it, but one thing about us older guys is that we like to pass along what we know about, and for me, that is the marketing of services. My personal cell number is at the bottom of all pages on my business website, Lecoq Practice Development
. Have him introduce himself.
I am a consultant specialized in vision care, but I teach marketing. But its time to pass on as much help as I can give.