September 27, 2015
What does it really take to make it as a filmmaker? This week we’re looking at the work / life balance.
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HOW I’M IMPROVING MY WORK/LIFE BALANCE:
1.Social – I’ve been making an effort to see my friends more often. I used to work through a lot of lunch breaks, and now I’m leaving time to be social.
2. Entertainment – The other day I unsubscribed from 95% of the channels that I’ve been watching lately. Just like watching TV only because you’re waiting for a good show to come on, I wasn’t really getting anything from these channels, but still watched them all the time. Having a sub box clear out has significantly cut down on the amount of time I spend consuming mediocre entertainment.
4. Always Re-evaluate – this issue is not going to go away, as a freelancer it’s so easy to slip back into over-working. Maybe a good way to check ourselves is to ask whether we’d ask an employee to work this hard. Just because your boss is you, doesn’t mean you can be an exploitative boss.
Click the image below to check out an article about the 40hour work week. Really interesting to see the research that suggests that anything over 40 hour is actually less productive. It turns out that when we’re happier and healthier, we work more productively.
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i’m not letting the quitter in me anywhere near this short film we’re making. not this time
— Simon Cade (@DSLRguidance) September 21, 2015
Filmmaker, and host of DSLRguide. Since I was making my first film age 11, I have always been fascinated by the way films are produced, and the effect it can have on the audience.