Creative Career

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.

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 […]

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.

How to Break into the Film Industry

By |November 14th, 2006|

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.

Three Steps to Success for Creative Geniuses

By |October 30th, 2006|

Creative people have it tough in this world. Despite having the skills and potential to make a tremendous impact, the odds are stacked against us. Unlike our business minded counterparts, the path to the success is not clearly defined.

If you are reading this article, chances are you are what I call a genius type. You don’t have to be super-intelligent, super-creative, or super-talented to be one. Genius types simply want more out of life than most. They genuinely desire to find and develop their inner passion and make a living expressing it.

Entrepreneurs, musicians, film-makers, writers, producers, directors, artists, real estate investors, photographers, inventors, and stock pickers are a few good examples. The failure rate in all these professions is very high, because there is not a system of support in place to guide people on the path to success. An individual is on their own to develop the creative talent as well as the business skills required to make it.