Filmmaker or Business Person? Common Misconception #1

Orson Welles, March 1, 1937

Orson Welles, March 1, 1937

 

If you are an independent filmmaker you probably see yourself primarily as a creative person. The major skills you focus on developing are around screenwriting and directing and you aren’t probably very interested in developing business and marketing skills.

 Big Mistake!

Orson Wells once famously said many years ago that filmmaking is 2% about making a movie and 98% about hustling. That is probably even more true today. [Read more…]

India Photography Tour – Filmmaking Adventure

India Photo Tour

Taj Mahal - Image via Wikipedia

This isn’t exactly about filmmaking but still something I think many of my visitors might be interested in. To be a good filmmaker requires understanding and having experienced the world. Nothing is quite as experiential as a visit to India.

I’m posting this to help out a neat friend of mine who has organised a new tour. It will be an India photo tour and will start December 31 of this year and end January 15, 2012. It will start in Calcutta and end at the Taj Mahal and Delhi.

My friend, Mark Tuschman a world renown, award winning outstanding photographer/tour guide, has teamed with the best India tour organiser, Louise Nicholson, for this India photography safari. Louise is a recognized expert on India having traveled to India more than 200 times and having written The National Geographic Traveler: India guidebook.

Have you ever conceived of yourself photographing and experiencing a nation and civilization as fantastic as India. This India picture taking safari is not only for photographers. Anyone who is a creative person, writer or adventuresome traveler who would like to experience the visions, sounds and culture of India without the rush of typical tours will love this trip. I would also like to note that Louise invariably builds comfort into her tours of India so you do not need to worry about this being too challenging.

If this sounds interesting then check Mark’s internet site where you can get in touch with the travel organizer directly. Click here for this India photo tour or his blog at photo tour of India.