Directors Direct and Writers Write :: How Creative People get Stuck on Other People’s Career Paths.

By |2013-11-22T14:16:01-06:00October 25th, 2007|Categories: Creative Career, Film Making, The Arts|Tags: , , |

When I got my first movie job, It was like my own private film school. Our million dollar film starring Gary Busey set up shop in a residential rental house. We painted the walls and packed it full of desks to create our own low-budget indie production office. But the thing that fascinated me the most was the division of labor.

Build Posture To Close Deals

By |2017-01-02T15:12:56-06:00June 27th, 2007|Categories: Career, Entrepreneurship, Hustle|

Why is it that two people can offer the same terms, product, or service; and one can walk away with the deal while the other is left empty handed? The answer is what negotiators call "posture." The way you present yourself can have powerful effects on your perceived credibility, trustworthiness, and authority. Remember back to [...]

How to Be an Artist and Still Eat

By |2017-01-02T15:12:56-06:00June 1st, 2007|Categories: Creative Career|

The theme of Genius Types is the balance of Creative Life and Online Income. The idea grew from a struggle to reconcile the competing creative and practical forces of my personality in my twenties. I was known as both an artist and an entrepreneur in junior high and high school. My dual passions for art [...]

The More Competition, The Easier it Gets

By |2017-01-02T15:12:58-06:00April 24th, 2007|Categories: Achievement, Creative Career, Film Making, Personal Productivity|

Most people are scared of competition. They see the world's population exploding at over 6 1/2 billion people and think that they will never have a chance. Every year, the competition's getting stiffer. More and more investors are battling over real estate, more and more bloggers are battling over cyberspace, and more and more film-makers [...]

Leadership Lessons From a First-Time Movie Producer

By |2017-01-02T15:12:59-06:00March 21st, 2007|Categories: Creative Career, Entrepreneurship, Film Making, Leadership|

I just returned from the South by Soutwest Music, Film, and Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas where I spent the week as a producer for a movie that followed the festival. Allthough I have worked in many facets of film production before, this was the first time that I actually got a producer credit. I've [...]

The Artist’s Dilemma

By |2010-02-12T13:53:38-06:00March 6th, 2007|Categories: Creative Career|

Since the beginning of time, creative types have struggled with a paradox. If you are an artist, deep down you want to pursue the passion of your genius. You want to create the purest representation possible of your soul and share it with all who will notice. The further you get from your heart, the [...]

How to Break into the Film Industry

By |2017-01-02T15:13:01-06:00November 14th, 2006|Categories: Creative Career, Creative Life, Film Making|Tags: , |

The film industry is a profession that most people automatically write off as impossible to get into. “Good luck with that,” people will say with a smirk when you tell them of your intentions.