Skill Over Success – according to Great Filmmakers and Songwriters


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When you create, what is your goal? Is it recognition, money, excitement, or respect? Well, according to masters like Picasso, Aaron Sorkin, and Max Martin, all the previous goals are WRONG. As a creator, our first aim should be to attain SKILL, not success. It all derives from this. In this episode we analyze the words and works of these artists to decipher what a pure work philosophy really is.

Music by:

Ben Murray-Smith https://soundcloud.com/ben-murray-smith

Sources Referenced:

Aaron Sorkin’s Masterclass(on sale for $90, a great price!): https://www.masterclass.com/classes/aaron-sorkin-teaches-screenwriting 
Max Martin accepts Polar Music Prize: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50TyNDPjHxg

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How to Write a Hit Movie in your Spare Time and Five Other Lessons Aaron Sorkin Taught Me


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Aaron Sorkin is a genius. He wrote the Facebook movie, the Steve Jobs movie, and his first hit, which was A Few Good Men. I recently took his online Masterclass on the craft of screenwriting. But the lessons I took away from it have broader applications, they cross over to Art in general, business, and part-time hobbies. In this episode we analyze Aaron Sorkin’s story to find the key moments that made him the master he is today.

Music written and produced by Ben Murray-Smith www.benmurraysmith.co.uk

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