Austin Kleon, the writer who draws, gave tips Twitter to try help answer the question that can haunt many nights for any creative trying to find time to nurture their craft and follow their journey while avoiding to end up sleeping under a bridge: How will I pay the bills? Below is the transcript from […]
Nathalie is a story fabricator and storyteller at heart. She created mentorless.com in 2011 to share content she thought useful to craft and nurture her storytelling and creative skills. To see more about what she does when she is not here, check www.nathaliesejean.com
American filmmaker Damien Chazelle, who wrote and directed mulit-awards winner Whiplash has been on the roller coaster every filmmaker dreams of going through once in their life, but like many (if not all) storytellers, his Big Win is not a one night success. From solid script to Oscars wins, here are a few steps Chazelle went through and […]
Once again adapting his narrative to his subject, Kogonada offers a poetic and hypnotic video essay on Andrei Tarkovsky with Auteur in Space. The piece focuses on Solaris and how Tarkovsky’s refusal of the genre’s concept made his take on science-fiction as singular is it can be, reinforcing instead his position as an auteur. Having never studied film […]
In a few years, GoPro has managed to move from being the go-to camera for extreme sports to the must-have camera in filmmakers’ kit, and the favorite consumer’s camera for holidays. Small, solid, cheap and now offering up to 4K quality, this little tool has seduced many, but hasn’t turned up on screen as often […]
Between creating, building an audience, nurturing your education, dealing with real world problems, dealing with virtual world problems and staying afloat as the Universe evolves much faster than it used to, the life of a storyteller in the 21st century can feel overwhelming at times. In those moments where I feel overwhelmed, there are exactly two roads […]
(Oddly enough) I regularly receive emails from readers who wants to know how to reach powerful people. By powerful people, they mean people who have the power to change their career, because if they could just reach them, then hardest part would be behind. (wrong) It’s one thing to get someone’s contact, it’s another thing […]
This is a guest post by indie storyteller Joe Wilson. I am very pleased Joe accepted my offer to share with us how making the choice to bypass the industry and reach out directly to his audience unfolded. This is an honest story made of passion, mistakes, perseverance and lessons learned; with creativity at its center. Enjoy: What If […]
British filmmaker Sam Mendes has had a stellar career in both film and theater, showing he could tackle on screen personal drama and cult franchise with the same depth and grace. If you want to go deep into Mendes collaborative and creative work style, I can’t recommend enough the 1h conversation him and American Beauty cinematographer Conrad […]
What tips would you give to someone who wanted to shoot a short film on a tiny budget; understand under $500? That’s exactly what the team from crowdfunding platform Kickstarter did, and they collected 18 tips from filmmakers who did exactly that. Below are my 10 favorite tips, and you can discover the full selection […]
After his suggestions on how to process failure emotionally, here are some more thoughts from Seth Godin from his podcast talk with Brian Koppelman. The Difference Between Authenticity and Consistency One of the element I find particularly interesting is that Godin makes a key distinction between authenticity and consistency. Authenticity is a world that has been trending in the […]
Joe on How Joe Wilson Bypassed the Industry to Tell His Stories Thank YOU for the kind words, Jerry!I'd love to ...
Nathalie on How to Reach Out to Powerful People and Develop a lasting Relationship : 7 Tips great point Lynn. I think the biggest element I got ...
Lynn Reed on How to Reach Out to Powerful People and Develop a lasting Relationship : 7 Tips Great post. Like Joe in the previous comment, I'm particularly ...