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So, directing your first feature length indie film? 5 things I've learned about just that. Ready? [Mar. 21st, 2013|05:53 am]
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[Current Music |Bomb the Music Industry - Future 86]

1. You need to learn to do more than just directing. Nowadays, anyone who is in anything is in marketing. Marketing requires that you present images, ideas, appease a public, and so on. For you, that translates into:

a) Learn Photoshop
b) Learn/follow at least a little bit of popular culture
c) Learn to talk to people you do/don't know
d) Be likeable and to give people something they want, or it's over buddy!

2. Marc Webb said it best in 500 Days of Summer: There is a GIANT difference between reality and expectations. And even with this information, you will always have expectations that are WRONG. You have no idea how or what you're going to be doing from one day to the next. Embrace that.

3. Not everyone is on your side of the bleachers. Not everyone cares enough to even make it to the game. People you know, some of which you respect or even admire, they simply... won't care enough to help or even wish you well. Accept it, move forward, and learn to thank and appreciate those people who do. Their efforts are priceless, and so is their acquaintance/friendship.

4. Have an answer for every question on Earth, but let the people you hired to do a job take the lead in situations that correspond to them. The easiest thing to do on Earth is to be a hard-ass. Anyone can be the asshole in charge barking orders and pulling rank every moment any decision needs to be made. A good director must learn when to lead, when to follow, and how to do both to the best of his/her ability.

5. Don't lose faith in your work. Do the best you can, recognize when you're not doing your best and amend the situation, and push others to do the best they can. That being said, if things aren't working out, hold on to the thing that made you start working on your project.

Your first feature film is a dream, albeit a difficult dream that unless you know rich people or are well connected yourself, is ludicrous and you should quit and go jump off a building; but it's a dream nonetheless. Until the last second, until you're absolutely 100% certain that it's no longer a physical possibility, unless the fat lady sings and the pigs fly and George W. wins a third term


ALWAYS keep moving forward. Through the sludge and the snow and the trail of bodies you will leave behind you. If it's still physically possible,  then keep moving the fuck forward with your enthusiasm, and your fervor, and your wide eyes, and idealistic nature. Be naive and hopeful or cynical and abject, but NEVER stop fighting for your dream.

That said, please help me with directing my own first feature film. Our whole team needs to make $50,000 in the next month to pull this thing off, and I know it sounds like a lot of money, but any amount can bring me closer to realizing this dream that I simply refuse to give up on.

Check out our video. You'll laugh, and think, and feel like you want to help us out. I guarantee it    : )


Ronald Baez
Dir. of Future 86
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Colaars – Black Fox (Video) [Mar. 16th, 2013|01:44 am]
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[Current Music |Colaars – Black Fox (Radio Edit)]

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Arctic Monkeys live @ Palasharp, Milan January 26th 2010 [Jan. 29th, 2010|02:29 pm]
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Arctic Monkeys live @ Palasharp, Milan January 26th 2010.
here @ my journal.

Indie Music Suggestion [Jan. 28th, 2010|12:55 am]
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Good indie music suggestion, check out indie DIY collective Hippocrypt & The Metro Gnomes from Miami, Fl. Their myspace is www.myspace.com/hippocryptandthemetrognomes. They also have a pretty badass video on youtube for their song No One Else. They're pretty art influenced so if you like art, indie, DIY, etc. give 'em a listen. They're pretty decent people!
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[indie rock] Motorflower - six40three [Jan. 7th, 2010|02:29 pm]
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Sort of older style indie rock/alternative... I found this video on this blog and liked it so I thought I'd share. Take a listen!

Their myspace: http://www.myspace.com/motorflower
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(no subject) [Nov. 23rd, 2009|03:17 am]
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[Current Music |electric boogaloo, minus the bear]

here are a bunch of bands I've gotten into over the past few months (I put a star next to my favorites):

*a great big pile of leaves- reminds me a lot of minus the bear, definitely one of my favorite bands.
animal collective
apples in stereo
*azure ray- girl band all the way. two girls who can actually play their instruments really well. it's as if those girls were born to sing together, their voices together are perfect. they each have solo careers. I especially like maria taylor.
broken social scene- just discovered this band. I'm fallin' in love fast. Feist is a former member.
cat power
catherine feeny
cold war kids
*el ten eleven this band blows my mind!!! if anybody especially likes instrumentals, this band is amazing. two guys, a drummer and guitar/bass player. He actually plays a double necked bass/guitar and loops different parts to make the songs. definitely search "my only swerving" on youtube.
fleet foxes
neutral milk hotel
*oh no! oh my!
***ra ra riot seriously check this band out if you haven't already.
the helio sequence

anyone heard of any of' em? know any bands similar or have any good recommendations? also, if anyone knows of any good sites to find new bands lemme know!!! by the way, I'm new to livejournal so I'm still figuring things out....
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Is this comm still alive? [Nov. 5th, 2009|02:06 pm]
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I'm an indie rock photographer , was thinking of posting my photos and then some of the interviews in here -- are folks still alive? (^_^)
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bat for lashes covers kings of leon [Apr. 13th, 2009|02:26 pm]
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sterogum has an amazing track up of bat for lashes covering "use somebody" by kings of leon...it's kind of awesome.
link: http://tr.im/iJs3
to listen: http://tr.im/iJnv

they also have a live version of her performing "daniel"
use: http://tr.im/iJnD

you should probably get the album, its the best thing i've heard in a really long time. http://tr.im/iJo0

what do you guys think of the KOL cover? it's pretty different instrumentally but i love covers that actually sound different from the original.
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(no subject) [Oct. 17th, 2008|11:18 am]
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Hey guys!

I thought you might be interested in checking out this new concert video of Icy Demons. These guys are so awesome. They're going on tour soon with Of Montreal and Yeasayer, so you know they're doing something right!

There's a clip of the video after the cut, but if you want to see the whole video, you'll have to go to baeblemusic.com! There are over 150 other concert videos on that site too.

Hope you like it!

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