reb•e•lu•tion (reb’el lu shen) n. a teenage rebellion against the low expectations of an ungodly culture.


CFA: 10:00 A.M. - 10/26

Paraphrased words of wisdom from Ken Carpenter:
  • "Write what you know, not what you don't."
  • "Use what you have, not what you lack."
  • "Pursue excellence in scriptwriting. There's an old Hollywood adage that we would do well to consider: 'If it ain't on the script, it ain't going to be in the movie.' A mediocre script will not become an excellent movie."
  • "Think like entrepreneurs."
  • "Understanding the craft of writing equips you to be a better filmmaker. If you really want to make a career out of filmmaking; yes, think visually, but the best career advice I can give you is to learn how to write."
  • "Don't ask 'how much will it cost?' but rather, 'how much will we have to work with?'"
  • "Hone your networking skills. Networking is key in all areas of endeavor."
  • "Good producers are always a step ahead of anything that happens."
  • “The quality of your actors and actresses is only as strong as the weakest one.“
  • “Great movies have really talented people in small roles.”
  • "If you don’t care enough about excellence to find out how to do the little things the right way, you will not be taken seriously."
That last paraphrased quotation reminds me of Proverbs 22:29, "Do you see a man skillful in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men."