*Photo by Zach Frankart.*

Andy Newman is the head of content for Big Cartel, a selling platform for makers and creators. He’s also a freelance filmmaker and writer who’s contributed to The Atlantic, USA Today, The Millions, and more.

In this episode, we discuss his creative process for writing, editing, and filmmaking and how they all inform and impact one another, how to champion and support diversity, the importance of practice and putting in the work, and more. Listen above or on iTunes.

Show notes

In this episode, we talked about:

  • Lessons learned in freelancing + the importance of documenting them
  • Putting in your metaphorical “10,000 hours”
  • Why chance is the reason you should put yourself + your work out there
  • How to champion diversity as a writer
  • Andy’s writing process
  • The collaborative nature of making a film vs. the solo nature of writing
  • How producing short films taught him to not be too precious with his work
  • On the flip side, how to make thoughtful work under tight constraints
  • How to edit for brevity
  • Why the red tape behind making a film can be a drag
  • Why location doesn’t really matter today
  • How having children impacted Andy’s creative process
  • How to create a supportive environment as an editor
  • Social media and marketing tips for makers + creators

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