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The Work of Art

Essays dealing specifically with the business of creativity.

In this video, Jonas Tyroller and professional trailer editor Derek Lieu (you know him from his trailers for Firewatch, Subnautica, Spelunky 2, and a bunch more) spend 45 minutes going through video game trailers and breaking down what does and doesn’t work. I can’t recommend this highly enough if you’re going to be cutting a …

This piece is derived from an older piece I wrote about building movies that work to sell themselves. It was most recently written for game developers, so that’s the form this takes. What I’m going to tell you is not the step-by-step guide of marketing a project: that would be a book, written by a …

"Martha Graham" (1931)

This is the most accurate description I’ve yet seen of an artist’s job: Martha Graham’s advice to Agnes de Mille, a fellow choreographer. (As excerpted from Anges’ book “Martha: The Life and Work of Martha Graham”)