American musician and artist at large Amanda Palmer recently released The Art of Asking, a book based on her 9 million + viewed TED Talk, which Palmer was asked to give after she became the first musician to break the $1 million mark on Kickstarter. [pullquote]”The entertainment industry, reflecting the world at large, has been obsessed with […]
“Pollo 13: The gripping true story of a Spanish chicken stranded in space and NASA’s unrelenting effort to bring him safely home.” Two years ago, a trend started on Reddit to remove Pick a movie, remove one letter, give a brief description. The trend spread to twitter couple of months ago, and I remember having seen […]
Whether you know Le Guin or not, if you are in the ‘business’ of telling stories I urge you to watch this short video. During her acceptance speech after receiving the National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, Science-Fiction and Fantasy writer Ursula K. Le Guin took it upon herself to say it as it is, […]
Expanding on our collection of articles about Art and movies (see full list below), meet French photographer Sasha Goldberger and his photo series paying homage to both Super Heroes and Flemish Painting in an uncanny mashup that turns out to be very pleasing for the eye. See the full series at Golberger’s website, along with […]
When you decide to become a filmmaker (or a painter/writer/sculptor/poet/musician etc.) you still have to face the ‘real world’ on a daily basis and prove to people that you are not of a fool. The ‘real world’ here is comprised of people whose pragmatism doesn’t let them understand the choice you made of living with -likely- […]
John Malkovich Malkoviches Us All With Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters
It’s hard to imagine how much more creative John Malkovich could have been with his last name. After his collaboration with Spike Jonze and Charlie Kaufman for Being John Malkovich in 1999, that gave birth to the unforgettable ‘Malkovich Malkovich‘ scene, the American actor is back, this time through a collaboration with photographer Sandro Miller in Malkovich, Malkovich, […]
Cliches are like gossips: there might be something true lying at their chore, but that truth got lost overtime. And yet, because they keep being shared and floating around, there is a real temptation to use them as shortcuts while we try telling our story. We’ve mentioned before the 50 cliche dialogues to ban from your script,and the […]
After Dina Goldstein powerful photo series Fallen Princesses, it’s artist Jeff Hong‘s turn to use Disney Characters to create discomfort and raise awareness by tweaking cultural standards. A majority of kids in the west -including me- grew up with Disney’s films as the almost exclusive point of reference for ‘Kids Entertainment’. Let’s not forget that for a long time, Disney […]
Bill Viola is an american contemporary video artist that has been creating for four decades now and exposing his work all around the world. If you’ve never seen one of Viola’s installation, they are often disturbing, but not in the way you would expect. Viola uses images and what goes with them: sound, frames, scale, […]
SUBSCRIBE TO MENTORLESS PODCAST
In-depth conversations deconstructing tips, strategies and the
process creatives used to take an idea and make it become real.
(All the while having a roof over their head and paying their bills.
Email is how I connect
Awesome, I’ll see you on Sunday 🙂