Need Vs. Greed: When should Filmmakers work for free?

That sneaky Film Industry, with all the million dollar budgets, global audiences and coked up Superstars we read about, why can’t the trusty PA get a slice of that action darn it? When should the talented up and comer decide that this Project is worth eating leftover noodles and sleeping on the floor of Hobo Harry’s cardboard box apartment? Fret not my Filmmaking birds, I’ll feed you. It’s worth prefacing that every project and situation is unique and relative, so be mindful when making your own decision. There really are no bad choices only learning curves and every Filmmaker must… Read more »

Why James Cameron Is Still A Beginner

10,000 Hours to Mastery

Pop Psych Author Malcolm Gladwell famously philosophised the concept that it takes ten thousand hours of practice to achieve mastery in a craft. You really couldn’t ask for a more saccharine outlook on greatness, where genius is the creation of those willing to endure the time and hardship. Many fields can rely on this simple formula, certain Sports for example, where the linearity of the rules dictate that the Team or Player with the highest skill-set should determine the victor. Filmmaking (and many Arts) tend to play by a different set of rules, and the Auteur’s inhabiting… Read more »