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Negatives vs. Positives: An Epic Internal Battle.

You know how hard it is to stay positive when your mind has taken the dark road towards the Land of Bleak. Recently I went to a women filmmakers gathering where the 25 of us sat around a hibernating bonfire … Continue reading

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Money Blues.

It is 4 AM and I wake up with a feeling that a large fist in the center of my stomach is pulling my whole body inside. My muscles crack with tension like guitar strings too tight. My back and … Continue reading

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Three Animators and a Baby.

Babies and animators usually don’t go well together. Babies cry at nights, disrupting people’s sleep and if people don’t sleep they don’t animate well. But sometimes babies born to animators sleep well at nights. Those babies we love. One such … Continue reading

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Financing Independent Films: Thoughts on Grants.

To apply for grants OR not to apply for grants? – that’s the question. In the previous Financing Part I episode Bill Plympton clearly stated he doesn’t apply for grants because they are too much hassle. He finances his films … Continue reading

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Financing Independent Films: Bill vs. Signe

Congratulations, you’ve got a great idea for a movie! now what? In this world (not a bad one, when you look at it from a distance) nothing moves without money. – But I don’t need money! – you say. – … Continue reading

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Binary System.

0 and 1 work well for making various files on your computer. I regard rejection and acceptance as a similar binary system that creates powerful feedback on your artwork. Just one 0 doesn’t create new information. You need many 0’s … Continue reading

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Human Nature.

This is an eternal question that both priests and politicians claim to know the answer for but each of us struggles to find our own individual response: Is human nature good or bad? Depending on when and where you catch … Continue reading

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