I posted this photo yesterday on my Instagram with the caption "The Dream Never Dies". It's a chalk drawing of the Up on the Roof logo. Up on the Roof is the name of my production company. The name has been around since the early 90s and it represented a majority of my shorts, the web series and the feature. But after I posted that photo, I kept thinking that the caption is misleading. Dreams are not concrete. They are not bankable. They are wishes. Dreams drive us. They insp
Do I raise money and wait until all the stars are aligned to create the best possible content I can? Or do I simply just create content and create as much as possible? I've been on both sides of the fence. I've had endless conversations with my friends about wanting to get something done and then weeks later have conversations with the same friends about wanting to get something down right. Can you do both? You can, but not alone. You need to assemble a team of people who hav
SlideShare is a valuable tool in the world of information sharing, so why not do one myself. I think it's extremely useful in terms of presenting a resume in a different light. No matter how great your resume may be, it's still something people have to read. We're living in the visual age. Why shouldn't our resumes be visual experiences? There are countless examples of interactive resumes on-line. They're eye-catching and full of information. Creativity shouldn't be discounte
I like short films. I know they're out of style for some. When the age of relatively low-cost digital tech arrived and the general ease it is now to shoot, edit and post on-line content, the advent of the web series was a great draw for many, including me. Obviously. Just check out my stuff. The chance for episodic storytelling was huge, but at the expense of the short film. (Technically, they're not films, but the name stuck and calling them "short movies" or "shorts" doesn'
You need to adapt. Change. Rethink the things you do in this life. Always. You can’t allow yourself to become complacent. I’ve often said that when I feel stuck or in a rut, it’s due to the fact that I’ve become content with my life. And while the sentiment behind that statement is true, the choice of the word ‘content’ was wrong in my usage. I am content. Complacency should never be associated with being content. Being content is a good thing. To paraphrase Jane O’Connor the