#InspirationFriday: Have fun

Having fun is possibly the only way you should live your life. Nothing is enjoyable if there is no fun, but it doesn’t strike a more important chord than when you’re talking about creativity. Working in some very stressful workplaces, under some intense deadlines can make you question whether the product is really worth that stress. But when you’re having fun, then you actually want to be there and I guess that’s the time where productivity is high. You’ve probably seen those final days of shooting for The Lord of the Rings, or Harry Potter where the cast and crew...

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#InspirationFriday: Make money

People always say that you should do what makes you happy, and if you can make money out of it them that’s an added bonus. Especially in our industry we have to be aware of the shortcomings – it’s difficult to be creative and make a living. But that’s where the late 20th century comes in, and the rise of technology, mainly the internet. We all know nowadays that one viral video from YouTube can lead to all your uploaded content generating advertisement revenue, or sponsorship, or both. I’m not suggesting it’s easy, in fact it is probably really difficult...

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#InspirationFriday: Storytelling

You don’t need to be a genius (or a creative) to know that a well told story makes the visual medium more bearable. It is an aspect that I have personally faced when writing and directing films – trying to make the story want to be believed. But I’ve also found (especially over the last few months with the short film script submissions) that a good story is a hard find. Without a doubt each year we find those films that hit the screens which are just subpar, and you always question, “who would see that?” as well as, “how...

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