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It's Show Reel Share Day - Share Your Reels With the World

Today on Twitter and Instagram, it's #ShowReelShareDay - That means whether you're an actor, filmmaker, cinematographer or other creative with a reel, today is the day to showcase your talents to the world. Let's show the social world that we are the most creative community on the planet! We're asking all our members who have reels and either a Twitter or Instagram account (or both) to help promote Stage 32 while promoting yourselves!  All you have to do is share your reel link her…

Coffee & Content - The Magic of P.T. Anderson & Thelma Schoonmaker

Happy Sunday, everyone. In this edition of Coffee & Content, I have two videos focusing on two masters of craft.  First, it's Paul Thomas Anderson, director of Boogie Nights, Magnolia, There Will be Blood and The Master to name a few.  Next, it's a look at the editing style of Martin Scorcese's go to post-production specialist, the legendary Thelma Schoonmaker. Both vids provide a wealth of information and a deep dive into the thinking of two visionary creatives.  I …

Coffee & Content - The Magic of Stanley Kubrick

Happy Sunday to all.  Hope you're enjoying your weekend. For Coffee & Content this week, I bring you two videos centered around the magic of Stanley Kubrick.  As you know, Kubrick was the complete package - a master storyteller, a visionary in the use of light and sound and, of course, an actor's director. Nearly 20 years after his death, Kubrick's films are gifts that keep on giving and serve as inspiration for film creatives around the world. I hope you enjoy the conte…

Coffee & Content - True Detective: Developing Characters

Happy Sunday, everyone.  Hope you're all having a terrific weekend. For this edition of Coffee & Content, I've chosen one of the best videos I've seen lately on writing and developing compelling characters.  The main focus of the piece is on the first season of True Detective written by Nic Pizzolatto.  But the video also covers some weak examples from other films and television shows and offers some sage advice from Aaron Sorkin, John Truby and others. So whether yo…

Coffee & Content - Inspiration, Motivation, Determination

Happy Sunday to all.  Hope you are having a fun, relaxing and creative weekend. As you know, we've been selecting some of our favorite blogs written by members of the Stage 32 community and sharing them with the global audience of Medium.  We always ask our members to share the content we publish here on Stage 32, and by posting these articles on Medium, we're practicing what we preach. Today, we have 3 articles designed to inspire, motivate and educate.  I hope you enjo…

Coffee & Content - David Fincher: Invisible Details

Happy Sunday, everyone.  Hope you are all having a relaxing and creative weekend. Today I wanted to share a video showcasing filmmaker David Fincher.  It's no secret that Fincher uses CGI as a major tool in his creative arsenal.  But unlike most, Fincher uses the technique to enhance the storytelling, and does so with a quiet, but meticulous finesse. So sit back and prepare to be amazed.  I hope you enjoy the video and will share this blog with other creatives you f…

Coffee & Content - Acting, Screenwriting, Filmmaking

Another Sunday, another chance to share some great content.  As many of you know, in an effort to inspire and motivate creatives across the globe, we've been publishing some of our most popular blogs from the last 6 years over at Medium.  Today, we feature some truly interesting content published by Stage 32 members working in the acting, coaching, filmmaking, producing and screenwriting arenas. All we ask from you is that you pay it forward by not only sharing the content, bu…

The Indie Revolution – A24 Upends Hollywood

It’s no secret that the past five years has seen a renaissance in the distribution of quality independent films. No company has been more at the forefront of this movement than A24. Since 2013, A24 has released such critically acclaimed and award winning films as Spring Breakers, Ex Machina, Amy, American Honey, The Spectacular Now, Room, The Lobster, and this year’s Academy Award winner for Best Picture, Moonlight (it’s true Faye and Warren…it really is!)  …

Looking for Your Next Location? Stage 32 Joins Forces With Peerspace!

During a podcast interview a few years ago, I was asked what the future held for Stage 32.  My response was that we hoped to steer the platform in the direction of becoming the Home Depot for film creatives.  To accomplish this, we would have to align ourselves and partner with companies and organizations who shared our values and the spirit of our mission while complimenting our services.  Since then, we've been proud to partner with such amazing brands as AFM, Cannes Fil…

Coffee & Content: Something for ALL Film Creatives

Happy Sunday, everyone.  As you know, we love to share great content on Stage 32.  In fact, we make it a point to share as much timely and inspirational content as possible across all our social media channels.  It's an easy way of paying it forward (something that's pointed out in the So You Think You Have Nothing to Offer on Social Media? article below).  All of the blogs below were written by Stage 32 members and are now featured on Medium.  Enjoy them at you…

Kickstart Your Creativity – 30 Tips!

A recent poll of creatives found that 37% experience the greatest dip in their creativity on Saturday. But not you, right? You’re going to use today to start, continue or shore up that creative project. Even if that’s not the case, or if you’ve lately found yourself in a creative lull, courtesy of our friends at lifehack.org, here are 30 inspiring and motivational tips to kickstart your creativity. Enjoy!   Surround yourself with creative people.Hang out wit…

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Artists

Prepared to be inspired. To get you motivated and keep your creativity flowing this weekend, I'm sharing a terrific video from the good people at the Blender Foundation (Blender Guru). Entitled The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Artists, this well designed talk will inspire thought and introspection. Here are the 7 habits discussed: 1 - Daily Work 2 - Volume Not Perfection 3 - Steal 4 - Conscious Learning 5 - Rest 6 - Get Feedback 7 - Create What You Love Chances are you're alread…

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