The Arts

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

By |October 25th, 2007|

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 Hollywood Rules, What You Must Know to Make it in the Film Industry

By |September 18th, 2007|

Hollywood is said to be a closed enterprise; an elite fraternity with lavish rewards only accessible through nepotism, wealth, or sheer luck.

Writer’s Block

By |September 17th, 2007|

Why do I stare at the screen but type no words? Why do I find pages to click and stations to hear to distract myself from the project at hand?

How to Be an Artist and Still Eat

By |June 1st, 2007|

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 […]

The More Competition, The Easier it Gets

By |April 24th, 2007|

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 […]

Learn to Play Guitar Online

By |April 18th, 2007|

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 |April 11th, 2007|

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 […]

Leadership Lessons From a First-Time Movie Producer

By |March 21st, 2007|

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. […]

The Artist’s Dilemma

By |March 6th, 2007|

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 […]

Creativity as a Communal Act

By |January 2nd, 2007|

Creativity is an amazing process. People who have learned to tap into their creative powers are able to create beautiful works of art, solve impossible problems, and make something out of nothing.