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IFH 310: How to “Fake It Till You Make It”

Fake It Till You Make It

How to “Fake It Till You Make It”

Today I wanted to discuss the concept of “Fake it till you make it. There are a lot of misconceptions on how to do it properly, when you should or shouldn’t do and if it’s ever a good idea. I can tell you that without faking it till you make it I wouldn’t have gotten anywhere in the film business. Without creating opportunities for yourself it can be impossible to get a leg up in the business.

“You must be the person you have never had the courage to be. Gradually, you will discover that you are that person, but until you can see this clearly, you must pretend and invent.”
Paulo Coelho

I discuss the proper way to fake it till you make it without hurting yourself, your reputation or anyone around you. There is an art to it, trust me. I tell Fake it till you make it stories from my own career, Oscar winners and the mythical story on how Steven Speilberg got his start. Guess what, he faked it too. This will be an eye-opening episode. Still back and enjoy.

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SPONSORS

  1. BlackBox – Make Passive Income From Your Footage
  2. $1 Close Captions for Indie Filmmakers – Rev ($10 Off Your First Order)
  3. Martin Scorsese Film Directing Masterclass
  4. Ron Howard Film Directing Masterclass
  5. Spike Lee Film Directing Masterclass
  6. Werner Herzog Filmmaking MasterClass
  7. Aaron Sorkin Screenwriting MasterClass
  8. Mira Nair Independent Filmmaking Masterclass
  9. David Mamet Dramatic Writing MasterClass
  10. Shonda Rhimes Masterclass: Learn Television Writing from the Creator of Scandal
  11. Steve Martin Teaches Comedy Writing & Acting MasterClass
  12. Annie Leibovitz Masterclass: Learn Photography from the Legend
  13. Jimmy Chin Masterclass: Learn Adventure Photography
  14. Judd Apatow Comedy Writing/Directing Masterclass

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  1. Six Secrets to getting into Film Festivals for FREE!
  2. FreeFilmBook.com (Download Your FREE Filmmaking Audio Book)

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  1. Tekin Sahan on April 2, 2019 at 4:01 am

    I missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
    Michael Jordan.