Filmmaking

Dear Rich: My Documentary. Her Idea. Who Owns It?

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“Good ideas are common — what’s uncommon are people who’ll work hard enough to bring them about.”

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The Great Table Leg Ant Infestation Disaster Recovery

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Well-written shop policies to potential disasters are like a bed of boric acid to an ant infestation: the sort of best practice you only learn the hard way.

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Oops! I Forgot to Do What I Love Again

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Deadlines and scheduling are the keys. If I don’t have a show or other external deadlines, I create my own deadlines.

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Every Artist Should Have a Box of Artist Tricks

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Nothing streamlines productivity like organizing your supples into a container you can take anywhere.

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Expenses for Your Art Show: I Am An Artist #3

| Index, WA, US | | 2 Comments

From Edie Everette’s “I Am An Artist” series.

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Romanticizing Alcohol (or Why Writing Drunk Is a Terrible Idea)

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I’d peel my face off the pillow and read what I’d written the night before. And even in my still fermented state, I knew it was trash.

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Keep Your Pencils Sharp — Lessons from My Grandfather, Part 1

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He used his #2 pencils to record, in tiny perfect handwriting, every single writing-related task that he carried out each day for 50 years.

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Dear Rich: Trying to Clear Pre-1923 Artwork for Film

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Any work first published in the U.S. before 1923 is in the public domain regardless of the lifespan of the author or authors.

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Filmmaker by Eva Ave

A Day in the Life of a Filmmaker in Berlin

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Wow, I’ve had two of the most incredible days ever. Such highs and lows. This is for you overwhelmed filmmakers out there: Take a deep breath, you got this.

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Moonlighting Brings Me Closer to My Passion

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To help ride the waves of inconsistent finances I have a few different side jobs, which must meet all four of the following criteria.

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Colorful stories

What’s In a Story?

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Without a connection to the authenticity and story, a project can be hard to see through the clutter.

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The Handsome Family

Tour Brain

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Woe to the musician lost in endless halls, quietly trying her room key in a hundred locked doors, one after the next.

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Painters: Your Fancy Tools May Be Holding You Back

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For an artist, there’s a momentum of exponential discovery and growth that comes with steady working.

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Pyragraph Brains by Edie Everette

4 Things to Know When Applying for a Reporting Job

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Even if you are a social media maven who gets tons of web traffic, your work will be useless if you can’t report and write and if you don’t have great news judgment.

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Big girl pants

Where’d I Put My Big Girl Pants?

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If we want to be working writers, the only thing that really matters is that we keep showing up.

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Decaying Hollywood by Bob Beecher

Honesty Won’t Fly In Hollywood

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I went straight to work in Alex Cox’s production office after that disastrous brush with classic Hollywood mania. I was glad.

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