Adam Westbrook the Ups and Downs of Storytelling on the Internet This is Episode 1 of Mentorless Podcast where I conduct in-depth interviews with filmmakers deconstructing one creative project from idea to completion. We talk strategies, practical steps, lessons learned, and what they’d do differently now. You can listen to Mentorless Podcast on your phone via iTunes, Stitcher, […]
Hero Worship Will Kill Your Growth It’s the first time I hear it said that way, and in a time of obsession not only for heroes but even worse, superheroes, these wise words from Mike Maples Jr’s father feel more important than ever: “Hero worship is a form of not thinking for yourself. Because heroes, […]
2018 First Creative Challenge (You Can Join) Every year since my 365 video creative challenge I’ve taken the habit of doing one to two creative challenges. Last year I did #30daysofteita and #100storiesfrommypocket. In 2016 I did #100dayofvideos In 2015 I did #creativefolly and #100daysofrondas. Each challenge has helped me grow as a storyteller, as a filmmaker and as a creative. Many […]
My Favorite Documentaries Showing the Many Faces of the Creative Process No matter the discipline, there’s something absolutely fascinating about how each sapiens go through the creative process to give life to an idea, an emotion, a story. I thought I’d compile a list of the documentaries that have left me with a lasting feeling […]
How to Find Out if Your Work is Good We all start creating out of necessity to understand the world we live in and how we fit into it. Creating a story is very similar in a way to problem solving. As kids, we do what we do not to make a living or become […]
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 […]
How does self-discipline look like when you’re working on projects nobody is expecting, mostly by yourself, in your home, in your bed, between two paid gigs? In 2011, before Ain’t Them Bodies Saints became a festival and critics darling and David Lowery changed league, he was a filmmaker making a living as a full-time editor […]
A lot of people give up and then, there’s Us Developing a writing habit that survives creative blocks and daily duties is not an easy task. Few of us have the luxury to spend weeks and months writing our screenplays and novels without worrying about our bills. Most of us have to take freelancing jobs […]
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