#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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#InspirationFriday: Looking Professional

There’s the notion that if you need a PowerPoint presentation when you are pitching or giving a presentation then you are most likely trying to hide behind it, rather than believe in your words to carry the message. I’m not going to lie, I absolutely despise PowerPoint. Not as a platform or programme (because I understand it’s need) but i’ve seen enough presentations that just make you shiver with absolute design fear. Above is a picture from a presentation slide given by the NSA. It looks like a website from the 90s. There is no branding, or appearance that it...

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