At first, i was going to call this “dealing with criticism.” Artists, writers, students, historians and jobseekers often get unsolicited feedback from friends, former colleagues and relatives, and it can seem like a lot to deal with. When you write or create art for mass consumption, criticism can come from complete strangers. But, criticism isn’t […]
So, as we’ve said last time, time is money. Your readers might know this, and therefore be unwilling to give a survey after they found what they need, right? Well, more and more, I’m being asked to answer surveys on almost every website I visit (especially media and government websites.) These are usually put at […]
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Every year, around the world, heads of state give Christmas messages. The first time a British Monarch gave such a speech was 1932, when George V said the following. (If you are patriotic, British, and love history, then this might bring tears to your eyes. Otherwise, it might help you sleep.) So, what do we at […]
Mountains out of molehills First published on Social Media: Mar 1, 2016 I had many titles for this post. The ass-u-mers, The Bore Who Cried Adolf, A Pipe is just a Pipe, but most of them were, well, a bit hyperbolic. Anyway, take a look at the image above for a few seconds, and […]
If you ask us the price of producing a one minute film, sorry, you can’t multiply that by 100 to make a hundred minute film. As the project gets bigger, things get more complicated. It’s like comparing a shed and a skyscraper. You have to take into account the one reel rule. So, what is […]
There are many great films about entrepreneurship, and the importance of a great team. Two of my favourite are the first Ghostbusters (1984) and the first Cool Runnings (1993). I haven’t seen the remake of Ghostbusters, I’m not a real fan of remakes. Now, here’s a little game: Which of these are you?
At Ptara, I directed two microbudget feature films. Make that nanobudget. One had a crew of two (excluding the three actors, who also crewed, and a few kids who helped out on sound one day), the other was basically me editing a large variety of footage to make it coherent. There were challenges in both, […]
“SenatorJPO” appeared to be going places. He was an honours student at Wisconsin’s finest Universities, with a BA and MA to his name. Then he graduated and appeared to be lost in the reality of underemployment. He’s now taking on the educational establishment, as well as public radio, with his own public service radio show. For […]