Ryan Connolly is an American Filmmaker and the Creator/Host of Film Riot, a DIY filmmaking youtube channel with over 1 million subscribers. Besides producing over 800 plus episodes for his show, Ryan has also written & directed several notable short films and also runs the Triune Store (Online Film Assets). His filmosophy and dedication are truly inspiring. Please enjoy!
Show Notes [2:30] Interview starts [4:30] Early film equipment struggles [8:00] Dean Cundey stories [13:00] What creativity means to Ryan [18:30] Balancing film mode and family mode [22:30] Ryan’s advice to those who think they are not creative [25:00] Film career motivation and advice [35:30] Early filmmaking [44:30] What gave Ryan the filmmaking bug? [47:00] Onset attitudes and tips with Ryan [59:00] Time wasting and hustle mode [1:00:00] Pitching projects [1:10:00] Ryan’s Triune Store, what it offers, and how he runs it [1:15:00] How Ryan prevents from burning out [1:18:30] What type of person does it take to run a successful youtube channel? [1:25:00] Ryan’s inspirational resources include reading Film Scripts from http://www.simplyscripts.com/ or https://johnaugust.com/apps/weekend-read, DGA Directors cut podcast https://www.dga.org/Craft/Podcast.aspx, Script notes podcast https://johnaugust.com/podcast, Jeff Goldsmith writing Q & A podcast http://www.theqandapodcast.com/, Master Classes https://www.masterclass.com/ [1:32:00] See Film Riot material @ youtube.com/filmriot, www.filmriot.com and reach out to Ryan on Twitter @ryan_connolly http://twitter.com/ryan_connolly [1:34:00] Closing questions and last words from Ryan