I found this talk by Jonathan Blow, the creator of the 2008 independent game ‘Braid’. The talk covers content such as the best way to go about creating ‘deep work’ or long projects, how to survive these projects and how to allow yourself to receive great ideas.
The talk is really informative and you should check it out if you plan on (or are in the process of) making a large project such as a feature film, independent game or graphic novel.
M Dot Strange is one of the foremost advocates for creating your own animated feature. After making 3 solo feature animations he’s got a wealth of knowledge on how to do it, and he’s also got really valuable ideas on personal auteur cinema and storytelling.
M Dot has a new feature ‘I am Nightmare’ that has just been released and he’s selling it here for real cheap. I’ll be reviewing it as soon as I’ve got the money to get a copy.
For now though check out this 30min presentation where he talks about how to create your own CGI feature and goes through his production pipeline. It’s a really interesting watch and invaluable if you want to follow a similar path.