The Arts

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.

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 [...]

Learn to Play Guitar Online

By |2017-01-02T15:12:58-06:00April 18th, 2007|Categories: Music|

One of the countless gifts the internet has given us is the ability to teach ourselves. I picked up a guitar for the first time about ten years ago, and was able to teach myself through resources on the web. If you're interested in learning to play guitar, the internet is waiting to take you [...]

Ten Reasons I Love XM Satellite Radio

By |2017-01-02T15:12:59-06:00April 11th, 2007|Categories: Music|

There is no product that improves the quality of my life for as little money as my XM Satellite Radio. Scan the archives of this blog and you'll find that I don't endorse products unless I'm absolutely convinced that my readers will benefit from my recommendation. If you don't already subscribe to XM you should [...]

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 [...]

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.