Mindset
MindsetRob Hardy

Filmmaking Isn't Always Fun or Easy, But It's Always Worth It

Turns out, one of the pieces of advice I’ve been sharing with filmmakers isn’t really that accurate. So let’s set the record straight.

MindsetRob Hardy
Filmmaking Isn't Always Fun or Easy, But It's Always Worth It

How to Conquer the Fear that Comes with Being a Filmmaker

We're all dealing with some level of fear as we make our way through the world as filmmakers. But that doesn't mean we have to let that fear get the best of us.

How to Conquer the Fear that Comes with Being a Filmmaker

How a Pro Film Editor Reclaimed His Focus, Creativity, & Health

With all the latest headlines indicating that sitting all day is collectively destroying our health, you might think that film editors would be doomed. Then again, you haven't met Zack Arnold.

How a Pro Film Editor Reclaimed His Focus, Creativity, & Health

Perpetual Motion, or the Power of Continuously Making Films

I’ve been on the festival circuit with my film about a circus, Son of Clowns, directing a new short film & releasing an old one, plus attempting to write an 8 episode micro-budget series called Home Remedy

Perpetual Motion, or the Power of Continuously Making Films

The Anxiety of Funding a Kickstarter With a Small Audience

At the time of writing this, I am one week into a two-week campaign, and the past seven days have been an emotional rollercoaster the likes of which I’ve never previously experienced. There have been major highs and lows.

The Anxiety of Funding a Kickstarter With a Small Audience

The Difference Between 'Films' and 'Movies'

This is an article I’ve been thinking about for a long time. But I’ve never had the gumption to put it out there because it always seemed trivial, like a battle not worth fighting. But today I’m going to bare it all, because while this may seem inconsequential, the difference between making “films” and “movies” is why this site exists. It’s the very foundation for everything I do here

The Difference Between 'Films' and 'Movies'

Prioritizing Story, or Why You Should Kill Your Darlings in the Edit

When I set out to shoot my thesis film Ripples, we had a 14 page script. I told everyone the final film would be, “slow, probably closer to 20 minutes.” The assembly cut was 19 minutes long. The final cut is exactly eight minutes. And that’s with credits.

Prioritizing Story, or Why You Should Kill Your Darlings in the Edit