Updated: Apr 2
The Daily Artist #3: From Page to Production
(Why 3 F’s can lead to getting your project A-pproved)
written by Joshua D. Harris
Lights. Camera. Action. Dread fills your stomach as sweat begins to form on your temples. You are going to have to do the one thing that all artists hate and that’s plan on how you are going to get your next project on its feet. Most artists such as yourself, don’t see yourself as somebody who deserves to be helped, so that’s why sharing your ideas can feel weird, but rest assured you are at the right place because today on The Daily Artist Blog, I am going to help you get your dream project off the page and into the heart’s of your future fans and viewers. Without further ado let’s get into it:
Every successful project always starts with successful planning. Before you begin to pitch your idea you are going to want to make sure that you have taken the time to carefully detail all the ins and outs of your project. If somebody was to ask you a question about the amount of time it will take to complete, or how many people will need to be involved, or what your project is even about, you should have answers ready at the drop of a tongue. Nothing makes a future investor more hesitant than responding “I don’t know” to a question asked about a project that you claim is your passion. Yikes.
2. Family (or Friends)
This one always strikes a cord with artists. I know everybody wasn’t born into a family that supports their every idea or endeavor, but when it comes to following your passion and your dreams you are going to need a reliable team of people in your circle that want you to succeed and are willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done. This may be a school teacher or professor, this could be a friend, or maybe it’s somebody that goes to your church or art club, look all I’m saying is there are a lot of skyscrapers and cities named after people but it took hundreds to develop them and take them from just an idea to a formidable fortress.
Faith is the ultimate driving force behind all successful artists. There will be times where you as an artist will have done all the planning and preparation that you can do, and your project will still struggle. On days like these you will need your faith. Faith that no matter what happens you will not give up. Faith is that thing that all successful artists have, that extra drive, the willingness to sacrifice sleep, eating, and even social interactions; because a successful artist is a committed artist, and it’s impossible to be committed to something you don’t believe in.
In conclusion if you want to get your dream project from the page to production you are going to need: 1. Function 2. Family/Friends 3.Faith.