Monthly Archives: March 2012

Documentary Mishmash: Super Size Me meets Waste Land

My friend Ryan Grassley has outdone himself. First of all, let me just say that Ryan should be working in Hollywood as a voice actor. I have no idea what he’s doing in Panama! Ryan was the star of my short animated film Death Pad. He is Light. Check it out, then keeping reading below. […]

Acting for a Living

I’ve been reading Roy McCrerey’s enlightening book called “Acting for a Living,” in which he positively affirms that it is easier to make a living as an actor outside of L.A. than it is to try to break into Hollywood. A very eye-opening read, and if you have any desire at all to be an […]

FanCulture Documentary + 1,000 True Fans = Win

1,000 true Fans I’ve recently been doing some studying on fans. Here’s what it boils down to: for you to make a living as an artist, you really only need 1,000 true fans. What is a true fan, you ask? Someone who, every time you come out with a new work of art, purchases it. […]

Popular Fiction as High Art

As an artist I consider my self eclectic and postmodern. One of the tenants of postmodernism is that of recycled culture, and the influence of both “high art” and “low art” (i.e., popular culture) without distinction. John Storey, in his book Cultural Theory and Popular Culture, states that the postmodern approach would “no longer recognize the […]

The Best Fight Scene. Ever.

I’ve been watching a lot of martial arts movies lately. I plan on making martial arts movies. (Every time I watch a movie, it’s research. I love researching. Work is play and play is work. 🙂 ) Last night I watched Drunken Master 2. (Hong Kong, 1994. Released in the U.S. six years later as […]

Famous Failures

I saw this and couldn’t resist putting it on my blog. I hope one day I can have my name in a video like this. (I’ve got the failure part down, now I just need to work on the success part.) Thanks to Ryan Trimble for sharing this.

Stephen Covey’s “Self-Awareness” Turned Literal

So I’ve been keeping a video journal. I started about a week ago. I’m reading Naked Lens by Michael Sean Kaminsky, and it has you do an 8-week workshop called the “Video Regeneration.” Today, I did the exercise called “Instant Replay.” This activity involves watching your yourself in your video journal entry and taking notes. […]

The Problem With Hollywood

Been reading Rebel Without a Crew by Robert Rodriguez. Talks about how he made El Mariachi for $7,000 and his exploits trying to get it sold. This is from one of his journal entries when he went and met with people from Spanish-language Direct to Video distributors: “I asked Benjamin directly if he felt any […]

Video Journaling – A Powerful Tool for Self Exploration

Video journaling has changed my life…and I’ve only been doing it for two days! You see, I’ve been reading an intriguing book called Naked Lens: Video Blogging & Video Journaling to Reclaim the YOU in YouTube. At first I bought it because I was interesting in reaching out through video blogging. However, I never knew how […]

Originally posted on The Intuitive Group, Inc. on Personal Growth & Leadership:
“If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” ~…