Today I celebrate my 10 year anniversary at MediaStorm; ten years of working with some of the finest people in the industry.
To commemorate, here’s a list of ten things I’ve learned and relearned during the last decade.
- The only way to make a great film is to obsessively care about every single detail from inception through export.
- Not every project will be great but you can still do great work on every project.
- You can edit only one film: the one in front of you, not the one you wish for.
- Filmmaking is a collaborative art form. Work with people you respect, and equally important, people you like.
- Don’t wait until your deadline to ask for feedback. Get it many times along the way. Revision is not part of the process. It is the process.
- Creativity is not a limited resource. Giving freely replenishes the wellspring.
- By teaching others, you not only give back, you learn more about yourself.
- Remeber to go outside once in a while. Life can be captured on hard drives but it exists in resturants, parks, and among friends.
- Stay humble. It’s a small world.
- Finally, it is a gift and an honor to do this work every day. And for that, I am so grateful.