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Failure Is Your Secret Weapon

Contributing Author Failure hurts. It looks bad, people laugh at you for it, and it’s not easy to face up to. Failure seems to reflect badly on our choices and abilities, and depending on how big the failure is, we may think failure bodes ill for our future as well....

The 2017 Official Production: Character Challenge Course

We are SUPER excited to release the official production from the 2017 Academy!!! Travis and Sarah Guida and the entire Character Challenge Course team were great to work with, and we couldn't have done it without our amazing staff and students. Youtube...

The 2017 Academy Student Films

This year's Academy was easily the best we've had to date. We had an amazing group of teachers and students, and amazing projects to work on. Not to mention amazing food! We'll be doing a recap post (along with more behind-the-scenes!!) later, but we're excited to...

How Do You Get Hired On Other Projects?

There are lots of films and projects that would be fun to be part of the crew for. But how do you find these projects, and more importantly, find the people who are putting together the crew for those projects? And what are the skills and proficiencies that they are...

How Do You Get a Vision For a Promo?

You know the moment – a client calls, and asks if you can make a promo video for their company. You get the job, but now the question is how to develop a vision for the project. What lighting and setting for the interviews, what questions to ask, what style for the...