“HOW TERRIFYING TO SURRENDER YOUR LIFE TO BEING CHOSEN ALL THE TIME... WRITING SO THAT I CAN ACT BECAME A WAY OF HAVING MORE CONTROL OVER MY FUTURE BY NOT HAVING TO WAIT FOR PERMISSION.” - BRIT MARLING (ACTRESS/ WRITER, THE OA)
“Create your own content!” Probably one of the most rewarding things we can do as an artist and something we hear a lot these days —from other actors, coaches, friends, your mother, possibly—to take some control of your career into your own hands. Not only are we able to explore themes that are really important to us, it’s also a great way to showcase your multiple skill sets. From the simplicity of mastering a self tape to producing your own feature film, it is extremely important for us as actors understand the basics of writing, cinematography and editing. For these days being a
“Multi-hyphen” is what the Entertainment Industry expects. Through creating content artists are able to understand everyones roles and responsibilities on a set, and it not only makes you a more humble artist, it also makes you a better collaborator and storyteller.
For each and every set has its own language and terminology can differ, so the more you can speak the language the more comfortable you are going to become on these sets. Just as it is in life, if you want a successful result, then everything you do must have a purpose. So as it goes in film, do everything on purpose!
Some important rules to get you started.
Rule Number 1- Everything is motivated by story!
Rule Number 2: Obtain knowledge about limitations of Resources!
Rule Number 3- Learn from your experience!
Rule Number 4 - Collaboration!
Everyone and everything has a story. If you're a small business or entertainer the only thing that will make you stand out in the crowd today is your authenticity and your ability to connect with your audience on an emotional level.
We do this through our films!
We do this through your commercials!
And we do this through our photography!