14 useful thoughts to start 2014

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Merry, late, Christmas! As a way to finish a very intense year I wanted to post you some of the facts that I´ve learned this year (or maybe I knew them already but I had to use them to keep on moving). Of course, it´s just a brief list of advices for filmmakers, I´d also like to read which things you´ve also learned to complete a nice list for anyone who is interested!

1- There are no true friends in this business. That doesn´t mean that you aren´t going to meet the greatest and nicest people, but your best friend is yourself.

2- Save money for the distribution.

3- Write always two scripts: the real one and a shorter one for lazy crew members.

4- If the editor plays no musical instrument, try to find one who does.

5- Double check everything. EVERYTHING. Credits scroll need 3 double checks.

6- Learn to really work with digital technologies. Stay away from people who still think we are living in the 35mm era. We are not.

7- Communicate your work, but don´t tag in pictures or publications people who aren´t involved in the production. They´ll truly hate you. 

8- Don´t spam or post copypasted messages to everybody if you need something. They don´t care. Make them care with attractive content.

9- Know what people dislike about you and your project and use it to your own benefit. You can even create your own "character".

10- Never publish wrong information. You´ll get caught. 

11- Don´t do a project because you like it but because it´s valid and good. Think before you feel.

12- Haters will hate no matter what. Don´t pay attention to them, because that will hurt them more than a straight attack.

13- Care about ALL the crew members. Know their jobs.

14- Don´t copy others, innovate and look for your personal style.

So this is it, I´d like to read the things you´ve learned this year, celebrate another 2 Sinnside´s screenings for January (I will talk about them in the next blog) and hope you have a very nice end of year and holidays!

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Bio Miguel Ángel Font Bisier Valencia Spain based Miguel Ángel Font Bisier is an award winning director whose work spans the world of cinematic storytelling. As an accomplished violinist, Font Bisier is known for the original soundtracks that grace his films. As a sought after writer and speaker his articles…

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