Read Ava DuVernay’s letter to a first time filmmaker and collect advice for your feature I’ve said it many times before through the newsletter or here, Ava DuVernay changed my life and the way I think of my career with her first keynote speech at Film Independent in 2013. So it came as little surprise […]
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8 Tools and Tips to See Past the First Solution to Solve Creative Problems by Gui Fradin In Conceptual Blockbusting, James L. Adams explains how we all have unique biases, which define how we approach and solve problems. That means we may limit the potential of solutions. In fact, we usually stop at the first […]
Welcome to Movieland: a Parallel World Made of 1800 Films If you ever wondered what a world composed of films would look like, search no more. Cinephile David Honnorat spent years developing such idea and with the support of 1,393 backers, he created Movieland, a world map composed of over 1800 films (and a Mindfuck Forest). Here […]
Why You Need Crowdsourcing to Succeed in Crowdfunding I am excited to share with you this guest post by Richard “RB” Botto, that you might already know as the CEO of Stage 32 and so much more. If you’ve been a long-time reader, you know the mixed feelings I have developed over the years about […]
How to Combine Focus with Innovation to Build Your Career You are not Netflix, so it might feel like tips from Netflix CEO and billionaire Reed Hastings on how to juggle with business-oriented concepts won’t be relevant to your career. I am convinced otherwise. In today’s new economy having a career as an artist has […]
The 9 Rules that Compose the Road Runner Show Bible How did they come up with those rules? I don’t know, but one thing is certain: even if you’ve never seen an episode of Road Runner, you will know exactly what type of humor and style to except just by reading this Show Bible. Not […]
The Pros and Cons of Having an Arch-Enemy to Fuel Your Ambition Arch-enemy, nemesis, villain… call it what you want, these concepts to define a specific type of characters were born from real life experiences. We all have people who trigger us and push us in our daily lives, for good or bad, and makes […]
Not Today… What I Do When I Can’t Tackle the Mountain Ahead There are days when no matter how ambitious, organized, and well-intentioned I am, I just can’t. Everything on my long to-do list can be exciting and interesting and important, it doesn’t matter: not today Sometimes it only lasts a few hours, sometimes it only lasts a […]
Alejandro Gonzales Iñarritu on the Real Cost of Making Films. “It’s never been easier to make films.” Ha, the line everybody loves repeating over and over. Really? Techonologically speaking, yes. But it’s never been harder to get your film seen and to recoup. Mexican filmmaker and producer Alejandro Gonzales Iñarritu, whose first film is one of […]
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