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Netflix’s embracing low-budget filmmaking

Netflix’s recent move towards embracing low-budget filmmaking is a compelling pivot that resonates strongly with the ethos we champion here at BrantCollins.com. This strategy underscores a significant shift in the entertainment industry, driven by the democratization of content creation, thanks to generative AI tools, advanced yet affordable technology like the

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Fuck the Algorithm

In the world of digital content creation, there’s a silent, omnipotent force that can make or break creators: the algorithm. This enigmatic formula, which dictates what content gets seen and what gets buried in the depths of the internet, has become a source of constant frustration and challenge for many

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Navigating the Challenges of the Creator Economy: Insights for Indie Creators

In the rapidly evolving digital landscape, the creator economy has emerged as a beacon of opportunity for independent content creators. Platforms like YouTube, TikTok, and Instagram have revolutionized how we create, share, and consume content. However, beneath the surface of this burgeoning economy lie significant challenges, especially for indie creators

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Snow Day And Generative AI

A snowy few days have me stuck inside. Watched the movie Underwater on Netflix and it reminded me of the Gears of War video game. I love these types of movies and got me thinking about making a short film. Decided to use Midjourney to come up with some design

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Rediscovering My Creative Essence: A Journey Back to Authenticity

In 2008, I embarked on a digital adventure, marking the beginning of my content creation journey online. Early on, there were successes, moments that sparkled with the thrill of new possibilities. Yet, as time progressed, I found myself increasingly searching for the secret, the hack, the shortcut to sustained success

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The Evolution of the Creator Economy: The Blurring Lines Between Content Creator, Filmmaker, Influencer, and YouTuber

Introduction In today’s digital age, the titles we use to define ourselves professionally are changing rapidly, evolving just as quickly as the tools and platforms that helped bring them into existence. In the booming creator economy, the boundaries between a Content Creator, Filmmaker, Influencer, and YouTuber are increasingly blurring. But

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Shaping My Digital Journey

Hello everyone, As I sit here, looking ahead to the digital horizon, I find myself reflecting on my journey and what I envision for the future. With over 25 years in media production, content creation, and marketing, I’ve witnessed the evolution of our creative landscape firsthand. And while I’m proud

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Time To Do Nothing

“In order to see birds it is necessary to become a part of the silence.” – Robert Lynd There’s an art to doing nothing, a wisdom that many of us often overlook in our quest for productivity, success, and creative output. But here I am, 25 years into my journey

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Shoot What You Got.

Our local film group the Arkansas Cinema Society hosted a writing and directing workshop with Craig Brewer. Craig wrote and directed Hustle And Flow, Black Snake Moan as well as directing Dolemite is My Name, Coming To America 2 and the Footloose remake. He had great insights on script writing,

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