Musician turned filmmaker John Beder talks about making the the film "Composed" and all the entrepreneurial lessons he learned along the way that can also apply to any musician.
7:13 - John's background in music and the self-aware moment that led to him transitioning to becoming a filmmaker
12:00 - The six-year period where he didn't pursue either music or filmmaking and entered the corporate world including working for Apple in multiple countries (and the lessons he learned)
16:52 - John gives some details into his film, Composed, which is about the how and the why of performance anxiety in music
18:30 - Which lessons about performance anxiety he learned from the movie that can be applied to the entrepreneurial side of being an artist
25:37 - How he used deadlines throughout the filmmaking process (and if they moved or were firm)
31:53 - What lessons he learned about himself through the process of making the film and the importance of battling "the resistance"
38:15 - How he took a great idea (which we all have!) and actually turned it into a film that was shared with the world
44:28 - Did he ever want to quit?
53:22 - How he raised money to fund such a big project
1:02:03 - Why he couldn't have made this film without being a musician first
"There would be times when the camera would be shut off and I'd be putting away all of my stuff and I would have these mini-conversations with people and tell them 'Just so you know, you are helping me to create this film. You're giving me advice on how to create a piece of art and present it to the world and how to prepare for that.'"
"This will be a representation of me as a filmmaker on October 1, 2016. If I make another film, the first one doesn't have any bearing on that, for me personally at least. It will be better and I'll be a better film maker."
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Produced by Joey Santillo