Free Money Mindset Workshop

A lot has changed for me in the past few years. One of the biggest changes is my money mindset. I used to think that being an independent filmmaker dictated that I had to be a starving artist. This idea was confirmed by fellow filmmakers, articles in the media, and panel discussions at film festivals. It was a negative notion that made me feel frustrated, unsupported, and pretty depressed about

Strengths Finder 2.0

Conversations keep turning to this Strengths Finder 2.0. Have you heard about it? My gosh, I feel like everyone’s talking about it. Tired of hearing about it but not fully knowing what this thing was about, I finally picked up the book and took the “quiz” online. So I know my top five strengths. What now? Well, after you learn your strengths, you have to read more about what that means.

Crowd Funding Resources

I’ve been reading and researching crowd funding a lot lately. Recently I posted a few thoughts on fundraising trailers. I’ve been scouring the internet to watch videos, contribute to campaigns, and think about what I would do, you know, if I were to start a campaign any time soon. It’s fun to day-dream about it. Here’s some stuff I’ve found that you might enjoy. I’ve been reading Trailer Mechanics: A

Tough Sh*t by Kevin Smith

Recently I bought Kevin Smith’s audio book titled Tough Sh*t: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good. I’m pretty sure a friend of mine recommended it. He’s a big fan of Kevin Smith (@ThatKevinSmith). I started listening to the book before Christmas, but couldn’t get into it. (Tough to pay attention to an audio book while cleaning the house, apparently.) Then I carried it in my purse for a month

Things for the Office

It’s Christmas, so here’s a list of a few things I love! Be warned, this post contains a gross overuse of the words cute and fun. Because I’m going to go a little girlie for a moment, mk?! I’ve been shopping because I’m in the midst of setting up my new home office. It’s exciting. Stressful. Rejuvenating! I want a room that’s functional, pretty, comfortable, luxurious, inspiring, relaxing, and easily adjustable.

Holiday Recovery

Errrrmeergerrrrd, why does it take so long to recover from the holidays? In the midst of it, I thought I was doing so well. I visited family, ate, cooked, cleaned, and even blogged. But, whoa, I’m so exhausted now! Monday night I slept about twelve hours. That’s ridiculous.

5 Design Tips for Filmmakers

Graphic design, like filmmaking, is a form of visual communication. So if you’re a filmmaker, you probably already understand some of the basic graphic design concepts like composition, contrast, and rhythm. So don’t feel intimidated when it comes to learning a little more about graphic design. Designers, like film professionals, spend years perfecting their craft and creativity. Some designers go to school and others learn it on their own —