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The Big Taboo in One’s Creative Life It’s taboo to say you are alone. There’s a great load of shame and guilt surrounding this admission. Creatives are not supposed to feel alone or be alone. If we are alone it’s because we are loners and introverts, right? Wrong. It’s because it’s hard to find your tribe. […]
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Mentorless by Nathalie - 1w ago

During the Miserable Times Growth happens during the process, the journey to get from idea to end result. In her masterclass, photographer Annie Leibovitz talks about what she calls the miserable times, those times of shift and unwanted changes when nothing seems to work out and the mountain to climb feels endless: “You just have to […]
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European Creatives: Save Your Internet Now Yes, it sounds like a dramatic statement, and it does depart from my usual content about filmmaking and creativity but none of those will matter much longer if the Internet seized to be a democratic-ish place. (The -ish refers to the plethora of algorithms already controlling what we see and […]
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Mentorless by Nathalie - 2w ago

How to Spend Time Now You turn your time wheel You pick what you do Netflix, sleeping, staying in, going out, hugging a tree or drinking a bit No wrong answers As long as you’re clear That you made that choice How you spend your time now Is your choice Each time Every day For […]
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Mentorless by Nathalie - 3w ago

Script Your Sound Sound is 50% of your film and should be budgeted accordingly. Even though the team recording sound on set looks small compared to the dozens of people helping capture the images, sound is not limited to capturing the dialogues.  Sound really happens during post-production and the difference between an amateur and a […]
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Creative Burnout is Not a Myth (And There’s a Way to Heal From It) Maybe creativity came easily to you. You could tap into it, people would praise you about it, and you never really questioned what made you creative and if it could ever stop. And then maybe one day you woke up to […]
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The Boredom Challenge: What I Learned Tracking My Phone Habit for 24h After the Be Bored post, a lot of people have reached out to ask “How do you do that?”. One of the ways that seem the most obvious, efficient and inexpensive if you’re anywhere between 15 and 50 and have a smartphone is to […]
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Be Bored If you’re looking for tips to increase your creativity, here is one that has been doing wonder for me lately: BEING BORED  What does that mean? How do you do that? First, let me tell you what boredom is not: binging a TV Show you find stupid does not equal being bored. It’s […]
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Mentorless by Nathalie - 1M ago

The Producer’s Real Job As I was reading the uncanny trajectory of Sev Ohanian, who went from graduating from USC to being co-producer on Fruitvale Station with zero experience as a “real” producer in his wallet, one of his sentence struck me: After all, a producer’s job is to keep everyone communicating. I’m not sure how obvious […]
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How to Keep the Desire to Collaborate Alive Following my thread around the desire to create, I’ve kept digging to find practical solutions and tools that I could use to support my desire to create and bridge the gap between this said desire and the lack of feasible ideas, ideas or means. In parallel to […]
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