Delivering constructive feedback is more of an art than a science. On either side of the conversation, you have human beings who bring their own talents, insecurities, and biases to the table. If not handled carefully, it can get messy very quickly. On the other hand, once you’ve mastered the art of giving feedback, it
In a social climate filled with noise, one of the rarest (and most valuable) commodities we have is hard-earned experiences. If you’ve learned something for yourself, through hard work, failures, experience, more failures, and even a few successes, then you’re in possession of something finer than gold. That’s why sharing your work is so important.
[nectar_single_testimonial testimonial_style="small_modern" color="Default" quote="“The shortest answer is doing the thing.” — Ernest Hemingway"] The term “passion project” seems like a misnomer. In the same way that “hobby” almost infers that it’s less important or not beneficial, the phrase “passion project” implies that it doesn’t count as work, or at least doesn’t carry as much value.
Occasionally Filmsupply’s blog features articles from guest contributors. Today’s article on the state of the commercial industry comes from our CEO Daniel McCarthy. I promise I’ll only use this phrase once: 2020 has been unprecedented. And whether we return to normalcy next year or not, I do know there’s no going back. We experienced permanent
[nectar_single_testimonial testimonial_style="small_modern" color="Default" quote="“Clocks slay time... time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life.” — William Faulkner"] Rest tends to be a loaded term. It means something different to all of us, but we’re all told we need it
From the start, Filmsupply has been challenging the stock footage industry. With our vast catalogue of award-winning footage, shot by world-class directors, we’ve given creatives the world over access to license footage that is not available anywhere else. Taking stock footage to the next level was the first step. Now, we’ve done the same with
When you’re watching a piece of branded content, there’s a reason most of them end with a blue-chip logo. Producing a film for any brand involves many unknowns, the biggest of which is what it will actually do to benefit the company. As one of the riskiest forms of advertising, it helps to be holding
For many filmmakers, commercial work and cinematic work do not mix. On one hand, you have a format where you have complete control over the final product. On the other hand, you have the opposite. But, during our conversation with Director Rayka Zehtabchi, she pointed out there might be a brighter future for filmmakers with
Sometimes pivotal career moments teach us something about our craft, and sometimes they teach us something about ourselves. That’s exactly what Rob Lambrechts discovered when he wrote Intel’s short film, “What Lives Inside” in 2015. “The whole experience made me realize, maybe the issue is not with the industry, maybe the issue is with me,”
How do you package concepts like freedom, patriotism, inclusivity, and war into one neat package? For most agency creatives, it may seem like an insurmountable task, a brief you’d rather not see come across your desk. But, for Vida Cornelious, the answer was simple: Be authentic. “The industry may tell us to chase a trend
When you ask a Creative Director at DAVID to talk about important projects, it doesn’t narrow down the conversation much. It’s really all they do. The agency has been on a winning streak since they started nearly ten years ago, and Fernando Pellizzaro is one of the creatives responsible for some of their most iconic
Josh Hillman is the perfect person to tell you about negotiating with real estate agents. Or, how to keep chocolate at a constant 15 degrees celsius. Or how to keep cameras from scratching the floor. In other words, he’s a producer—a very good one at that. He’s currently the senior producer at TCO London, a
Ultimately, any great creative is a servant to the idea. Egos disappear, collaboration happens, and the work becomes the main focus. But, this mindset also creates some obstacles, too—particularly when it means you have to produce 1,000 songs for Coca-Cola, at any cost. There are only a few people in the world who’ve faced this very specific problem and Noel Cottrell is one of them.
Margaret Johnson’s credentials speak for themselves. As the Chief Creative Officer at Goodby Silverstein & Partners, she’s been redefining the ad industry for more than 21 years. Ad Age named her Executive of the Year in 2018, and over the years she has been named one of the industry’s top chief creative officers by Forbes,
Art, in its purest form, isn’t born from chasing metrics. It’s born from a deeply personal place of reflection and introspection—from being honest about your point of view and the way you see the world. It’s important to know that in today’s oversaturated media-landscape, consumers are constantly being fed an algorithm of ads, and they’re smart enough to sniff out the bullshit.
Occasionally Filmsupply’s blog features articles from guest contributors. Today’s article comes from our CEO Daniel McCarthy. It’s no secret that, for decades, using stock footage has been synonymous with choosing to settle. When we started Filmsupply, the quality of footage that was out there more or less reinforced that negative stigma. It was only natural
In this episode of our Behind The Work series, D.P. / Colorist, John Carrington, speaks on the importance of staying creatively invested in every project—even the seemingly uninteresting ones.
In this episode of Behind the Work, director Goh Iromoto breaks down how embracing his way of filmmaking rather than the “right way” allowed him to tap into his full potential.
Behind the Work is a series by Filmsupply that brings you lessons from leading creatives where they share essential techniques they bring to their craft. All shot from their own home or studio, Behind the Work brings you an entirely new set of skill sets that you can put into practice to grow in your craft.
On this episode of Behind the Work, Director, and founder of Neighborhood Film Company, Ricky Staub, breaks down how he used a short film as his proof of concept to create his first-ever feature film. Read to learn the steps Ricky took to make his work stand out.