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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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 —