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
Why Using People’s Names Helps Your Filmmaking
One subtle thing that I’ve really found makes a lot of difference to my interactions, whether they be filmmaking related (on set, for instance) or otherwise, is using people’s names! It may sound so simple, but this is a powerful thing to do. And, as…
Success Curves and Improving Your Filmmaking At Any Time
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…
Definitions of the Journey and Some Advice
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…
A Few Quotes and Some General Ramblings
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…
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…
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…
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…
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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