Timothy talks about his ego getting in the way of his filmmaking and the emotional bruising of recent screenings of The Spirit Machine. Alrik talks about moving to LA! And we answer a listener question from Tariq Taleb: as a filmmaker do you need to be a Swiss Army Knife to succeed?
The Daily Struggle
The guys struggle with creative vs professional balance. Alrik goes back to corporate videos. Timothy goes back to producing. They talk about the brief moments of “living the dream” and how they deal with having to make a living.
Timothy shares the emotional struggle of watching The Spirit Machine again at two screenings and how he dealt with that. His solution was to compare his work now with his work ten years ago, here’s a link to that: http://timothyplain.com/tenyearslater
Alrik talks about rebranding himself away from Bursell Productions and towards Alrik Bursell. A shift now only in name, but a focus on directing.
Is Alrik Going to Move to LA?
Listener Question: Do I need to know everything?
Email from Tariq Taleb: Awesome podcast guys, seriously the best out there related to filmmaking no nonsense, I know you guys are busy, but if you ever had the time to answer me about the following : There is a new certain type of filmmakers I see emerging lately, such as Gareth Edwards and many others who started by mainly (doing everything) from writing to visual effects, is this what it takes lately? To even be considered? Or noticed?
Robert Rodriguez on the topic:
• “If you’re just creative, you’ll always have to rely on technical people. If you’re creative and technical, you’re unstoppable.”
• Creativity isn’t job specific. If you know how to be creative, you can just jump from job to job with no training and do them pretty well. The technical part of any job is 10%. 90% is Creativity.
• Technology is not the art form.
• Sometimes you know too much and you stop doing things. Keep your hands up and keep believing.
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