So, you fancy yourself an artist, eh? A real tortured soul? Fighting against a world that just doesn’t understand you or your special brand of creativity? Whether that’s you to a T or not at all, the classic idea of the pessimistic, unhappy artist is definitely a stereotype we’ve all come to know. And Simon Cade of DSLRguide has created a video titled "Why Artists Are Never Happy" that shows this may not be such a bad cliché to fit into as a creator. Cade's suggestion? That the unhappiness and discontentment that come from failing to capture a certain artistic vision is the actual spark that ignites an artist's creativity. Watch the video below and then check out No Film School’s breakdown of Cade's logic. Now, go ask yourself, how can YOU fight against the pressures of perfectionism and make your work even better?
What really is on the horizon and what is the mirage? Where will the seeds that have already been planted bloom most glorious in our indie film evolution? Ted Hope gives his two cents, and Indie Street thinks they are worth a hell of a lot more.
Whether it is a film or a start up, you are going to hit some bumps -- but they should be part of the story: Jay Webb explains some of the challenges face during the start-up phase of IndieStreet and announces the blog you are looking at now. The blog, in his words looks to develop into "the bridge between the mainstream and IndieStreet's artists."
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Ted Hope provides us with a must read list of 2013 happenings in the film biz. His blog is our #1 place to follow new technologies, movements, and platforms that will help redesign the Indie film world of the future.
Emily Best from Seed and Spark discusses how filmmakers, crowdfunding sites, and consumers can open up to each other with valuable data, and work together to move the whole world of Indie Film forward!
Ted Hope recently released his book "Hope For Film. If you are starting a film career, or even on the fringes of the industry, this book is for you. Ted's discussions and experience can help you make some big decisions on how you want to sculpt your production and distribution paths in any artistic endeavor. It is a fast paced, ever changing world, and Ted seems to have a pretty good idea about where we are headed. Indie Street is hopeful to stay a part of the positive movements surrounding artists and filmmakers as we help to give them more tools to make $ from their own creations. Buy Ted's book on Amazon Wanna know why Ted decided to write a book...read his recent blog post. "10 Reasons Why I wrote a book"
Even big dogs over at Weinstein are starting to understand the power and inevitability of Indie VOD titles and are starting to create a more open informational environment...their Radius-TWC division has had an intelligent evolution.