How to organize your external drives automatically with File Atlas

Over the past six or seven months, I've been working a piece of software to make my life easier when I'm looking for an old file in my various external drives. It's very simple but it saves and incredible amount of time. The program is called File Atlas. I'm kind of a...

Pixar’s 22 rules of storytelling

A couple days ago my friend Richard posted on Facebook a picture that had "Pixar's 22 rules of storytelling ". I've seen this flying around Facebook a couple times and whether Pixar really made these rules or someone just put 'Pixar' there to make it sound better, I...

Success in Hollywood without film school

There's a hard reality that hits most people when they graduate college and go out to the real world after 2 to 4 years of hard study. Something they don't tell you when you're in the process of choosing where to get your degree from. Wanna know what it is? Here it...

Quick passive income idea: Sell your extra footage

Whether you have a camera and are always shooting stuff or you're an editor, producer, or VFX artists with tons of footage or pictures from your old projects that you never used, here's a quick idea for some extra money: Sell it as stock footage. What I like best...

Tips for the hollywood freelancer / self-employed

Working in the entertainment industry usually means being self employed. The closest you can come to a 'regular job' in this industry is probably a TV show, most 'jobs' however, usually last from one day to a few months. In this article I'll go over some lessons I...

The science behind following your gut

One of the most important lessons in business or anywhere you're dealing with other people is... the other people. How do you know if they'll honor their part of the deal? We've all heard the horror stories, especially in Hollywood. Unfortunately, there's no...

The 4 building blocks of a fulfilling career

I love watching celebrities' stories. Not the ones on E! about their break ups and rehab, but  the ones about their path to success. As entertaining and inspiring as those stories are though, when you try to apply them to your own life is hard to know exactly what to...