How Mike Mills Battles Writer’s Block Inside: how American filmmaker Mike Mills battles writer’s block and the wave of depression that writing ignites in him. Mike Mills is a multi-disciplinary visual storyteller whose second feature film 20th Century Women, got him an Oscar Nomination for Best Original Screenplay. Under its indie vibe (it fits the category […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
How to Know if a Rewrite is Heading the Right Way friendly note: This post about rewrite is probably more relevant to filmmakers writing a screenplay they’re planning to direct than to full-time screenwriters. But hey, you decide. Backstory (skip if you’ve watched the Film Log or subscribed to In 5 Years newsletter. I’m a […]
How Mark Zuckerberg Defined and Pivoted Facebook’s Values Based on One Question Mark Zuckerberg has managed to take an idea and transform it into one of the biggest company in the world. We are currently two billion humans with a Facebook account; many of us have it opened all day long on their desktops and have […]
How come they all know each other?! (how to find your Scenius wherever you live) When looking back at History there are dozens and dozens of stories about specific time periods where an uncanny number of creative spirits gathered within the same school, street, building, found each other and imagined on a much larger scale […]
Sofia Coppola’s Creative Process to Write and Visualize “The Beguiled” Sofia Coppola sixth feature film made her the first Woman Filmmaker to get the Best Director Award at Cannes. Just like Wes Anderson Coppola has, in two decades, built a body of work that is recognizable, cohesive and still manages to renew itself and expand. During […]
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