Recently, I read an interesting article at nofilmschool about the equal odds rule. Developed by Dean Keith Simonton and based on his study of scientific papers, the rule implies that the best way to achieve success is to produce as much as possible, since there is an equal chance that anything one produces will be deemed successful. Another way to explain this rule is to say that there is no formula for success, no way to predict which of our works, projects will succeed – otherwise we could put all of our efforts and resources into the projects with the winning formula. Rather, the only way to increase our odds of success is to produce more. Continue reading The Equal Odds Rule vs Perfectionism – how to succeed in art
Recently, I came across research papers in psychology and education that I found fascinating. The work comes from, among others, Carol Dweck, who is a psychology professor at the Stanford University. She has been studying people’s mental attitudes and how they inhibit or propel achievement and personal development. Her findings are very powerful, I think, and widely applicable. Continue reading The growth mindset – the key to developing skills in filmmaking and anything else
I am excited to announce that I will be touring with a filmmaking workshop – the 2 Day Cine School. We have worked really hard to prepare this workshop for you and I really believe that those of you who attend will get a lot out of it. To give you a sense of what to expect, here is the tour trailer. Continue reading I am on a tour!
Indiewire has an interesting interview with the Hollywood director and producer Brett Ratner. Among other things, the conversation touched on what talents and skills Hollywood looks for in young (or beginning) filmmakers. Continue reading Indiewire’s interview with Brett Ratner
In today’s video I talk about filmmaking books that I’ve found inspirational and/or very useful. Continue reading Filmmaking Books
Often I get asked how I get my videos to look less like video and more like film. Continue reading How to get that “Film Look” Fast and Free!
With high costs of post-secondary education in most countries and the riskiness of a career in film and television, it is not surprising that many filmmakers eschew education in traditional film schools and four-year drama programs. Looking for more cost- and time-efficient alternatives Continue reading Kevin Spacey becomes online educator
Recently I started to do live filmmaking tutorials on my YouTube channel. Continue reading Live Filmmaking Workshops & Tutorials
In today’s video Tom and Raafi Rivero discuss the ten most common mistakes made by beginning filmmakers. Here’s the video.