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Documentary Tips, Issue #028 -- Your Filmmaking Goals for 2014
December 30, 2013

December 2013 - Documentary Tips Issue #028


Happy New Year 2014Happy New Year!

I hope the holiday season has been a time of joy and renewal for you.

As we wrap up 2013, this is a great time to evaluate where we've been and where we're going. Let's get started!

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Setting Your Filmmaking Goals for 2014

“In school we learn that mistakes are bad, and we are punished for making them. Yet, if you look at the way humans are designed to learn, we learn by making mistakes. We learn to walk by falling down. If we never fell down, we would never walk.” ~ Robert Kiyosaki, Rich Dad, Poor Dad

As you look forward to 2014, a super helpful strategy is to look back at the past year and reflect on what worked and what didn't.

Below are some questions to get you thinking about what you'd like to see for yourself and your documentary in 2014.

  • What progress did I make on my documentary in the last 12 months that I'm proud of?

  • What aspects of the filmmaking process do I love and which parts would I rather delegate to someone else?

  • Who in my network can I tap for help with my documentary?

  • How much money do I need to start/finish my documentary? What's stopping me from having that funding? (Could it be a limiting belief?)

  • Have I fully thought through every aspect of my documentary including production schedule, budget and distribution plan?

  • What progress do I want to make with my documentary in 2014 and what am I willing to do/sacrifice to make that a reality?

When you're ready to get serious about making your documentary, review the primary steps in the process of making a documentary and ask yourself what stage are you currently in and what will it will take to move you on to the next step. If you're stuck and need some help, please submit your question/issue here and I'll do my best to get you moving!

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Until next time, happy filmmaking and happy new year!


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