|3 Ways to Get Your Creative Project off the Ground|
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|Written by Ginny Grimsley|
|Tuesday, 18 December 2012 15:59|
Independent Filmmaker Offers Tips in Realizing Your Personal Ambition
With each passing year Andy Warhol’s quote – that everyone will have their 15 minutes of fame – rings truer.
The caveat: some people get more than 15 minutes, in large part because they actually work at their success, says award-winning indie filmmaker Kerstin Karlhuber. In fact, she calls this the “golden era of self-starters,” because this is an unprecedented time in which creative doers have access to achieving an audience.
“While there are some people who see the rise and fall of their name shortly after a quirky incident on a reality TV show, the more important success stories come from devoted artists who’ve worked their entire adult lives on a dream – and then something clicks,” says Karlhuber, who recently completed her latest project, “Tides of the Heart” (www.kerstinkarlhuber.com), an avant garde feature-length music video with no dialogue.
With some talent, a vision and that irrepressible itch to do something, amateurs such as “Fifty Shades of Grey” author E.L. James, or the co-creators of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” initially shot by three non-professionals before the FX channel contracted the show, are changing what and how audiences are receiving entertainment, says Daniel Jay Paul. His latest album, “Clean Getaway” (www.danieljaypaul.com), not only makes up much of the score for the film, but also structures the plot.
“We’re living in a golden era of self-starters when it comes to the arts,” he says.
Karlhuber and Paul discuss three ways those just starting out can kick-start their projects:
About Kerstin Karlhuber & Daniel Jay Paul
Kerstin Karlhuber is an award-winning filmmaker and director. Her work in the arts has been seen around the world, from off-Broadway to Cannes, the Arclight Theater in Los Angeles to a segment on “Good Morning America.” She is the founder and director of the film production company Silent Giant Productions based in New York City.
Daniel Jay Paul is a songwriter who recently released “Clean Getaway” on the Sunlight Communication Arts label. His songs have been described by Music Express’ Marcus Wright as “music you hear with your heart ….” Paul is the author of the novel “The Last Sunset.”
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