Filmmaking Doesn't Have to Be a Business
There’s a universally-held belief in the world of filmmaking. It’s that film has to be treated as a business, and to treat it as anything else would be foolish. Well in this post, I’m going to call bullshit, and give everyone a new way to think about filmmaking in 2016 and beyond.
One Simple Mindset to Ensure You Never Fail as a Filmmaker
You’re probably thinking to yourself, “That’s a bold headline, Mr. Hardy. You’d better not be pulling my leg with some clickbait nonsense." I can assure you that I’m not. In fact, I’m going to start off this post with a neat little story, one that hammers home the singular, but extremely powerful idea at the center of this post.
How to Craft a Remarkable Short Film with "Iceberg Storytelling"
For Sale: Baby Shoes, Never Worn. This is Ernest Hemingway's infamous six-word short story, supposedly written after a bar room bet with a group of his contemporaries. It’s also one of the finest examples ever conceived of what I like to call “iceberg storytelling,” where the writer gives the audience a sparse, stripped-down story with just enough information to fill in the details with their imagination.