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WonderlandMaking a sustainable and comfortable living from the art that we create — that seems to be the goal many of us, the light at the end of the tunnel. But is that really possible — to spend our days doing what we love and being creatively satisfied by it, all the while getting paid? The fine folks over at Eskimo, a multidisciplinary design and production studio, have crafted a documentary that seeks to expound on these questions through interviews with some of today’s leading creative professionals. Check out the full documentary below: More »

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With news surfacing a few days ago about Lynne Ramsay’s mysterious ‘no-show’ on the set of her first gig as a director-for-hire Jane Got A Gun, many media outlets are reporting it as ‘irresponsible’ behavior. Speculation abounds. The ‘feminist western’ with Natalie Portman did not shoot as planned last Monday, leaving a crew of 150 wondering why they didn’t have a director and resulting in sending 175 extras home on the first day. Lynne had reportedly been having a feud with producer Scott Steindorff over the privilege of the all-important final cut. In the wake of this news that could either be interpreted as a middle finger to Hollywood or an artist’s attempt to grasp the ideal, it’s interesting to revisit this recently-published 2011 interview from DP/30, below: More »

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Many have probably seen this video of Jeremiah McDonald talking to himself from 20 years ago. Great timing and editing help make this video work, but there is a greater message within the witty comebacks. As human beings, we are all creative in one way or another, but making a career out of creativity is often very difficult. Many continue their true passions on the side, but all too often life can get in the way of what we really want to be doing in our lives. If you haven’t seen it, make sure to watch it all the way through. More »

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It’s that time of year when waves of freshly minted graduates head out to make their way in the world.  It’s both an exciting and daunting moment — there’s all the possibility and anxiety of the unknown, mixed with the uncertainty of one’s ability to do what one has set out to do.  This is especially so for anyone pursuing the creative life.  If you’re one of those nutty folks, or even someone already well on their way, Neil Gaiman offers some great advice in this commencement speech he delivered at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.  As Gaiman puts it, it’s “[e]verything I could think of that someone starting out on a career in the arts right now might need to know.” More »