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Best Attitude: Forever a beginner

11. January 2012

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Best Attitude: Forever a beginner

Beyond story, I started watching movies differently; noticing technical things like camera movement, transitions, editing points and most importantly, how they all that make me feel about a scene. Damn – now THESE guys are masters.

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Love it beyond reason ’cause any resonable person would quit.

7. December 2011

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Love it beyond reason ’cause any resonable person would quit.

"Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart." - Steve Jobs

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Interview with Creative Soul – Rhiannon Giddens

5. July 2011

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Interview with Creative Soul – Rhiannon Giddens

Wait. Who is that singing? I take some pride in my early discovery: At Ribfest 2005, September at Five County Stadium, Zebulon, NC., while there to support the featured band – good friends, great band – and, oh yeah, eat some ribs – surprise – a magnificent voice stopped our tracks dead. Rhiannon Giddens – more »

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The Art of Idea Execution

3. March 2011

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The Art of Idea Execution

According to Frans Johansson, research tells us that the single strongest correlation between innovator success is the number of ideas they try to make happen. Example: Einstein published 240 unreferenced papers. That’s 240:1.

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“Stand the Test” – music video

18. February 2011

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“Stand the Test” – music video

It’s unavoidable really. Whenever I picked up my iPhone, point and shoot, or DSLR as a still shooter, I also had a video camera in my hand. There is good and bad of course but that really doesn’t matter does it? It just is. Deal with it. The old adage, “if you can’t beat’em, join’em” gets new life.

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Hamilton Jewelers DSLR Video Shoot w/ Director’s Production Notes

14. December 2010

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Hamilton Jewelers DSLR Video Shoot w/ Director’s Production Notes

In this post, friend to Permission to Suck, Director/DP David McCarty describes in detail a micro budget DSLR shoot he Directed for Hamilton Jewelry complete with the finished video.

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Revisiting Permission to Suck and Listening to Springsteen

18. November 2010

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Revisiting Permission to Suck and Listening to Springsteen

Early on we were lamenting about how hard it can be to try something new because after a long career there is a tendency to feel as though every new thing has to be a masterpiece. It feels as though your reputation rides on your next photo or your next song; one false move and you’re discovered for a fraud.

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Professional Ego Wrestling

9. November 2010

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Professional Ego Wrestling

Professional creatives perform a near constant wrestling match with ego. In crowded fields of talent, ego is all at once responsible for relentlessly pushing a creative vision and crushing it to death.

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Autonomous Linchpins Motivated to find Creativity in Liquid Networks

26. October 2010

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Autonomous Linchpins Motivated to find Creativity in Liquid Networks

My life is a trial of slow hunch and error; semi-baked ideas patiently awaiting resolution. Epiphanies are ideas that move suddenly from semi to mostly baked after a slow burn and ultimately rely on staying connected to adjacent possibilities to facilitate the serendipity of adaptive re-purposing.

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Why Do You Do What You Do; Why Should I Care?

12. October 2010

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Why Do You Do What You Do; Why Should I Care?

“Why” is your deepest inside stuff. If you don't know why you do what you do, how can you expect others to believe in you; why should they care? Actions without a cause don’t accumulate followers.

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