“As a storyteller, you are a servant of your story, not the master. You must do what it requires, not what you want to do. You must remove your ego from it. Art is not to show people who you are; it is to show people who they are.” - Brian Mcdonald
Monday, March 3, 2014
A blank page with a "FADE IN:"
A empty After Effects comp with 10-15 seconds to fill.
A metronome ticking in Logic Pro X waiting for me to press the record button.
These are the day to day challenges I face.
Inspiration where are you?
Do I wait or look for you?
"The great composer does not set to work because he is inspired, but becomes inspired he is working." -- Ernest Newman
Thursday, February 13, 2014
This has been my strategy to keep up with the vision towards my filmmaking and personal branding. No lie. It is. Take It if you like.
1. Brainstorm: Outside of the social platforms, it's important for you to enter your creative lab and dive in to your world of imaginations. Let no digital noise get in the way. Let the good and the bad come -- eventually after some filtering, a good idea will sprout.
2. Create : What will it take to make this idea grow? What challenges must you face? What will it require of you? You're out of the creative lab and running some field test. You're making things happen. It's taking form. Almost presentable.
3. Network: At the time you are running experiments, you're creating a buzz about the whole thing. Perhaps connecting with people that will be a great addition to your next venture. You're picking some brains. Sharing what they've already done. It's authentic. It's real. You're building relationships. Enganging in conversations. You might just have a crowd to share your idea with.
4. Give : At the end of the day, it's all about giving. Whether it's you publically documenting the creative process, sharing resources, or giving the whole idea away to your audience for free or with a price. Giving is the last priority to the list because we can't give what we don't have. We can't live in a digital society where we believe we know it all. We don't. It took step 1,2, & 3 to get where we are. Then, we give it all away.
This is simple. It's repeatable. It works for me.
Monday, February 10, 2014
Filmmaking, almost every aspect of it, has taken about 75% of my life. I guess the moment I decided to write a feature and produce some shorts -- things have never been the same. Especially after implementing a strategy and a plan to get there. It's tough. But not impossible.
I have some giants to climb if I really want to advance in my craft. I need to get on those shoulders. Imitate, replicate, copy, and just learn from these great men.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
I've created my own system after understanding how I can put all my talents together -- for them to leverage off each other. Hence, I created my own ecosystem.
I'm a guy who wants to develop a simple film. It's going to take a lot work. Because aside from LIFE, I have other creative ventures to attend. It could get pretty messy. But anything can be solved with a plan.
Saturday, February 1, 2014
This is my intro-branding video for Youtube. Needed to do something quick and simple. There you have it.
Ok, I don't plan to be the everyday vlogger. Like I clearly state, I'm a filmmaker. And most of my time and energy is going towards that -- making films. Nevertheless, I'm excited. This is something I might start liking. My full intentions are to share with you everything I'm learning in order to make my films happen. This is my production diary.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
What happens when you can't think outside the box because of lack of resources and money? Well, you stay inside and make the best out of it.