October 22, 2010
Blog being continued at TLiMono.com!

We’ve had a reboot!  Please check it out at www.TLiMono.com!  There are a lot of similar posts, but now expanded  (and I think more interesting…)

-Ryan

March 29, 2010
198. Don’t be your own quality gauge.

The more you vehemently argue that your art is good, the bigger the hack you look to those who disagree.  Let your work (or others) speak on its behalf.

March 28, 2010
197. Be careful how you label your short in an attempt to get views.

Saying the short was shot on the latest camera that people want to see footage from is a quick way to get people to just scrub through your footage without paying attention much to your story.

March 19, 2010
196. If you’re the only one that understands it, it’s a plot hole.

It doesn’t matter if an element of the plot makes sense to you, if nobody else gets it, you need to explain yourself.

March 18, 2010
195. Do your homework on who you’re going to meet.

Networking is what gets you anywhere, and knowing the background of whoever you’re going to meet with is more than flattering to them, it shows you do legwork.

March 18, 2010
greyscale concept poster

greyscale concept poster

February 7, 2010
194. More crew means more noises.

"Quiet on the set," means EVERYBODY has to be quiet the ENTIRE time a shot is running.  The more people on set, the harder that gets.

January 6, 2010
193. Don’t ask for input from too many people.

If you constantly put things out for feedback request, they won’t stop giving you feedback when you’re finished since they’re used to that dynamic.

December 10, 2009
192. Picture lock is scary, but you have to move on.

Knowing that the first time you spot something that annoys you and you get to live with it forever is a scary thing, but never getting your work out for people to see is worse.

November 13, 2009
191. Not everyone is going to like your movie’s genre.

It’s an instant show-stopper and any feedback is going to be tinted by their genre proclivities.

October 8, 2009
190. Work things out with your projectionist at your premiere.

Nothing better than having them fiddle with the settings on the screen for the opening 10 minutes of what you poured blood, sweat, and tears into… causing more tears…

September 28, 2009
Greyscale Official Teaser Trailer

September 15, 2009
189. Post is going to cost more than you think.

So will marketing.  But nobody will watch if they don’t know your movie exists.

September 14, 2009
188. Don’t switch up your file organization during the editing process.

Nothing like relinking all of your files to your project files.

September 3, 2009
187. If you’ve forgotten to put in a scene and didn’t notice when watching the full edit… you probably didn’t need that scene.