Note to self (or things I’ve learned)

Be it making a short film, launching a Kickstarter campaign or just kicking through life.
Let’s hope I don’t forget this.

Try. Always try. Try hard and then try harder. You’ll never know how hard others are trying. But you will always try harder than you can.

Never go for average. Even if your result will seem average, you tried for better. Better is what pushes average a bit higher.

Always surround yourself with people better and smarter than you. They will make you be better. Listen to them, accept their critics and think it over. Use what’s useful. Not everything is always useful.

Never get stuck in the comorfatble zone. It’s nice and cozy but it doesn’t get you anywhere. When you’re in the comfort zone it means you’re ready for another step. Go for it.

Always rely mainly on yourself. You will meet a lot of people. A lot of people talk, few really help. If they do, it’s a plus. If the don’t, you weren’t relying on them in the first place.

Never give up. There will be moments when nothing will make sense and your goal will seem unreachable and sensless. Push it. Crawl, bite and fight yourself out. The tougher the mountain, the better the view.

Always respect other people’s time. Anyone who decided to share their time with you decided to give the only thing they’ve got – time. So give them yours. Without checking your phone while doing it.

Never forget people that helped you.

Always love. Love what you do, do what you love and love the ones close to you. And be sure to tell and show them that regulary.

Never stop learning. The day you stop learning is the day you die.

Stop writing and reading this kind of bullshit and get shit done.

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So the film was painted?

While we’re busy counting days until the Kickstarter launch for our short film it doesn’t hurt if we keep expanding our knowledge about film. Especially knowing the theme of our movie.
It will take you only twenty minutes but it will for sure – and we vouch for it! – leave you wiser and more educated.
From the first hand-painted frames (man they look stunning!) to the first digitally graded Coen brother’s film.
Feast your eyes kids!

Commence countdown!

We are now officially counting days to our Kickstarter campaign launch. In seven days we will be up and ready to fund our short film.
The Kicstarter video is ready and polished and it kind of turned into a short film for pitching a short film. Which is what our short film is all about. And that’s a lot of “short films” in two sentences. Continue reading “Commence countdown!”

Editing in daVinci Resolve

 

If you’re working on a budget – and being a filmmaker pretty much means being on a budget – why don’t you save some money in your post-production and download daVinci Resolve. It’s completely free and, what’s best, it’s completely high-end professional tool for post-production.
There is a Studio version which is payable but trust me, for your indie short film this is more than you will ever need.
And just to help you out here’s a video with a few tips on how to use it (the video is meant to be for users who are already familiar with daVinci Resolve but so it won’t hurt if you download it first and click through it to get a grip).

If you don’t read anything else about screenwriting just read this

While I’m on the journey to making my short film I’m trying to devour anything and everything I get on all aspects of filmmaking. There’s countless of advise out there; some of them useful, some of them self-propaganda and some of them that just want to rip you off. As much as I think Sorkin is a genius and as much as I love him I’m slowly starting to get cold shivers whenever he appears in every single browser tab I open. I know he has masterclasses, I checked the site and I’m pretty sure they kick ass. But can you please stop bombarding me. Continue reading “If you don’t read anything else about screenwriting just read this”