David Power is a multi-purpose creative pro based in Brooklyn, NY. Since moving to New York, he’s worked in music recording & production, written several business books, penned screenplays, and helped write and perform in comedy films. His latest project is a podcast documentary of how a feature film is made.
Our conversation covers creative practices and routines, as well as the often-nebulous world of film & video, including how to collaborate on a script and using crowdfunding to launch projects at scale.
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Show Notes & Links
- David’s office is a multi-purpose room (writing, video editing, audio recording, podcast production)
- Acoustic paneling
- GIK Acoustics
- Anechoic Chamber
- David started making films based on his own whims and desires
- The Lonely Island
- Saturday Night Life
- D*ck in a Box
- David is currently podcasting the production of a feature film
- Michael Goldburg & Dave Chan, filmmakers
- Iron Mule Comedy Film Festival, NYC
- Seed & Spark, film-based crowdfunding platform
- Transcontinental Railroad
- Contractions (in dialogue)
- David’s podcast episode on crowdfunding
- Crowdfunding article on The Busy Creator blog
- Kickstarter and pitch videos which now are their own project and format
- Cathryn Lavery on The Busy Creator Podcast, episode 65
- American Sign Language (ASL)
- Does Google Docs have an offline version?
- Centered, Courier text for screenplays. Why?
- David has assembled a 3-monitor desk setup over the years
- Island of Misfit Toys
- Ivy Bridge, Intel’s best chip from Spring 2012
- David worked in a corporate environment for many years; no longer uses an alarm clock
- Prescott watches one event on broadcast TV each year: The Oscars
- Presidential debates in 2016 were streamed on Twitter
- Sure-Fire Podcast
- David Power on Facebook
- David Power on LinkedIn
- Google Docs
- BitBucket (on the web)
- SourceTree (on the desktop)
- Dropbox Paper
- Dell PC Tower from 2009
- VEGAS Pro by
- Cakewalk by Sonar
- Mac Pro
- Soften the corners of a room to dampen reverb/echo
- Develop characters first, give them a voice and backstory, and then place them into a three-act structure. (Or not).
- Collect all notes and ideas; save them for later and vetting each one before writing
- Build a project management software workflow that actually reflects the way you work
- Don’t store files in Slack; that’s not the place for permanent items
- Use Plain Text formatting as a universal standard
- Build a Hackintosh if you can’t afford a Mac Pro (which you probably can’t)
- Cross-promote, tag, and share your social links with your collaboration partners
- Exercise first thing in the morning
- Meditate, eat, drink coffee before starting work
- Use a floating lunch hour
- Wake up without an alarm
- Don’t actively seek out news (minus industry happenings)
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