Brian Padian Surfing Magical Thinking While Shooting on Super 16mm This is Episode 3 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, Pocket Casts or Soundcloud. Brian Padian […]
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, […]
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 Andrea Arnold Found Her Lead Actress 2 Weeks Before Shooting American Honey Since I’ve started this site I’ve been wanting to find and share a masterclass with British Filmmaker Andrea Arnold, who happens to be one of my favorite contemporary filmmakers. Alas, this time hasn’t arrived yet. But thankfully Arnold has been invited to podcasts, […]
Thelma Schoonmaker on the Qualities an Editor Needs After winning a Golden Lion for The Departed (2014), iconic film editor Thelma Schoonmaker talked to MovieZine about the qualities an editor must have to enjoy the process and thrive. Here is what she says: “I think an editor has to have tremendous patience and discipline. A […]
Behind Planet Earth 2 Mind-Blowing Storytelling Unless you don’t have any social media, you probably vibrated, freaked out, and felt a rush of adrenaline watching an iguana running for his life within the last few months. If not, stop everything and watch that: BBC Planet Earth 2 has managed to wake us up with astonishing images, supported […]
Whether you know his name or not, you are likely to be familiar with at least one of Brad Bird‘s work: the Iron Giant, Ratatouille and The Incredibles. Pixar is known for it’s quality storytelling and taking what was once seen as “kid animation” to a universal level, and Bird’s work falls right into that category. […]
Sam Esmail is the creator and showrunner of one of my favorite Show from 2015: Mr. Robot. But before getting the green light and a budget from USA Network to explore his dystopian-ish world, Esmail was branded an indie filmmaker; he had one feature film on his resume, Comet, that played in Festivals, got some […]
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