Fighting The Urge To Quit Filmmaking

Quit Filmmaking

Filmmaking can be challenging. Many times you face obstacles you never imagined. And sometimes the thought of quitting just makes sense. Do you ever fight the urge to quit filmmaking? Believe me, I have been there. When I first started, a few things sucked. Here's my story: Fighting The Urge To Quit Filmmaking Picture this! You leave your small town and move to New … [Read more...]

How To Grow Your Filmmaking Network

Jason Brubaker pushes dolly.

A filmmaker is also a leader. Your film will succeed or fail based on the strength of your team. And while it is great to know a little bit about a lot, it is impossible that you will be good in everything. Your goal as a filmmaker is to gain clarity on your strengths and understand your weaknesses. You must have the confidence to strengthen your weaknesses with talented … [Read more...]

Get some FU Money

As a filmmaker, having FU money makes it easy to take chances that may result in the successful realization of your movie dreams. But with high debt and no FU money, you may find yourself at a severe disadvantage. My first credit card purchase was in college. I used plastic to pay rent for a semester. Then I purchased a Star Wars poster from one of those late night shopping … [Read more...]

Push To Meet Filmmaking Deadlines

As a filmmaker, sooner or later the realization hits you that the key to dreams is internal, not external. I'm not trying to sound like a space cadet telling you this. But if you've been pushing your filmmaking career for any length of time, and you've actually made a movie - even a short movie, then you know that whatever you once perceived as your limitations are behind … [Read more...]

Filmmaking Tip: How to make it in Hollywood.

Making movies is both awesome and incredibly challenging. And becoming a professional filmmaker requires a certain amount of dedication that is easy to talk about - but not always easy to live by. In my filmmaking career, I've experienced heartache as well as the surreal, super exciting moments that come when people get to know me and my work. Making stories and building an … [Read more...]