One of my biggest filmmaking breakthroughs came a little while ago, but I’ve only now just realised how to put it into words.
I used to see fear as just fear; something to be afraid of.
Been reading Timothy Ferriss’ book The 4-Hour Work Week recently. There’s an interesting bit in there where he runs contrary to the majority of self-help rhetoric and theories that we often see as self-evident in filmmaking.
He says that you should “Emphasize strengths, don’t fix weaknesses.” Very different to what’s taught in filmmaking circles, but it
I want to talk about the subject of success in today’s blog post. I’ve talked about this before on the site in a few place. And, really, it’s the subtext of pretty much everything we talk about here. I want to introduce a new concept today that I call Success Curves. This is a play on the traditional bell curve … Read More
I recently had a conversation with a filmmaker friend who was questioning his path in life and whether filmmaking was the right thing for him. I approached my response to him in an unusual way. It’s an approach I don’t use very often…if at all. This post will discuss the conversation and both sides of the argument as to whether filmmaking is … Read More
I wanted to use today’s post to hit you with some great quotes that I’ve heard lately. All of these are filmmaking and business related – most by people in the film industry. We can get stuck in our own heads trying to figure out what it is we need to do to improve. Sometimes it’s good to just take … Read More
Today, I was thinking about congruency and how it relates to filmmaking. From Introducing NLP by Joseph O’Connor and John Seymour: You need to be completely congruent about what you do to help the other person, incongruence on your part will give mixed messages, and reduce the effectiveness of the change process. This means that you need to act congruently … Read More
This is Part II of our Guide For Indie Filmmakers. Don’t forget to check out Part I right here! Although a little dated now, this is still a very relevant article and still a cornerstone piece on this site. It’s also a very long read. Edit 2015: As mentioned in the first part, this is a guest post by Adam Rench and … Read More
Today is the start of a series I’m doing on Indie Filmmaking. It’s going to be two (fairly long and detailed) posts on the entire process of indie filmmaking, covering all aspects and lots of product recommendations. Edit 2015: It’s a guest post by Adam Rench and was written a while back. Some of the product recommendations are slightly outdated now, … Read More
A brief (but outstanding) pearl of wisdom by Carlos Castaneda that I believe really speaks to filmmaking: A man goes to knowledge as he goes to war, wide awake, with fear, with respect, and with absolute assurance. Going to knowledge or going to war in any other manner is a mistake, and whoever makes it will live to regret his … Read More