making this a lifestyle
Filmmaking

Making This a Lifestyle

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

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congruency
Filmmaking

Something On Congruency

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…

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guide indie filmmakers part ii
Business

A Guide For Indie Filmmakers Part II

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…

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guide indie filmmakers
Business

A Guide For Indie Filmmakers

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…

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pearl wisdom
Filmmaking

A Pearl Of Wisdom

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…

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