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5 Mistakes That Are Fatal To Your Storytelling

5 Mistakes That Are Fatal To Your Storytelling

Over the years, I've been fortunate enough to conduct workshops in countries across the world. Regardless of where I find myself, there is one thing that they all have in common.

As soon as the workshop is done for the day, there's at least a handful of people who have a clip pulled up on their phone or laptop and are hoping to get some 1-on-1 feedback.

Making time is the easy part. The challenge is finding a new way to say the same thing over and over again. You quickly start to notice that there is a pattern in the feedback. I've long wanted to put together a list of the most common mistake we've seen from filmmakers across the globe (and we've certainly made all of these many times over as well).

Here are the top 5 mistakes we've seen from filmmakers worldwide.

What it takes to be truly great at your craft

What it takes to be truly great at your craft

On my last day in Nepal, while walking to the market, I met a young man named Sanjay.

Sanjay was studying to become a master painter. And as I learned more about him, I got a powerful reminder about what it really take to become truly great at your craft. I was so moved by our interaction, and what he showed me that day that I had to put this video together to share with all of you.

A Quick Guide to Improving Your Stories Through Listening

A Quick Guide to Improving Your Stories Through Listening

One of the core principles at Muse is that we let the story move us before we move the story. This means we take a step back when starting a new project so that we can spend time trying to understand the story (like, truly understand it on a fundamental level). We don’t make any creative or logistical decisions right away, at least not until we’ve got a better sense of what the story actually is and where it’s going.