Creating Beyond Criticism
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Creating Beyond Criticism

Overcoming Rejection & Horrible People
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Created by Steve Balderson
Last updated 7/2017
English
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  • 1 Supplemental Resource
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What Will I Learn?
  • How to find the “right” viewpoint
  • How to communicate with negative people
  • How to strengthen your creative work
  • How to never second-guess yourself
  • Ways to understand every critic
  • How to be less judgmental of others
  • Where perception comes from
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Requirements
  • Speaker of the English language
  • You already have made something creative (film, album, book, etc)
Description

Do you feel badly when a casting director, or boss, or critic gives you harsh feedback?

Are you tired of other people imposing their viewpoints on you?  Do you ever second guess yourself when other people tell you what to feel, what to see, how to speak, or how to think of your work?

Sometimes people will assert their opinions to create an illusion they are smarter, a better actor, a more successful artist, a stronger musician, but those types of people aren’t in control of your life.  You are.

In this workshop we will explore effective and efficient ways to let go of unwanted criticism and any feedback that isn’t useful for you.  We’ll also explore how criticism can be useful, and when to recognize it.  After this workshop, nothing anyone says to you again will ever get under your skin again.

After making, selling and releasing over 15 feature films globally, Steve has a lot of secrets, tips and cautionary advice to share. 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS MAVERICK MASTERCLASS:

  • Perception, and where it comes from
  • How to find the “right” viewpoint
  • How to handle horrible people
  • Strengthening your creative work
  • How to never second-guess yourself
  • Ways to understand every critic
  • How to be less judgmental of others
Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who is thinking about making something creative (film, album, book, etc) which will receive feedback from critics or producers
  • Anyone in relationships which have caused difficulty which is ongoing
  • Anyone wanting to learn How to handle feedback, provide feedback and use feedback resourcefully
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Curriculum For This Course
9 Lectures
01:07:18
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Introduction
1 Lecture 04:13
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Awareness
3 Lectures 22:05
The Senses and Awareness
09:06

Perception
06:15

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Observing What Is, Before Acting
4 Lectures 38:28
Demonstration
13:07

Special note: The exercise is originally meant for two people: the explorer and the guide.  It is possible to complete the exercise by yourself, but I encourage you to find a friend who will guide you through it.  It is far more effective when you can sit back and focus on the sensory experience instead of having to read the words.

Being Flexible
07:56


Creative Energy & Feedback
08:00
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Closing
1 Lecture 02:32
Closing
02:32
About the Instructor
Steve Balderson
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Veteran filmmaker of over 17 globally released features.

Roger Ebert gave Steve’s film, FIRECRACKER, starring Karen Black and Mike Patton, a Special Jury Award on his annual Best Films of the Year list.  His first film PEP SQUAD premiered at the Cannes Film Festival at Le Marché du Film then became a 90s cult classic.  His film WATCH OUT was praised by critics as “One of the great cult films of all time.” In 2011, the U.S. Library of Congress selected his film THE CASSEROLE CLUB, starring Susan Traylor and Kevin Richardson of the Backstreet Boys, for its permanent collection.  In 2015, his film EL GANZO won Best Feature, Best Actor and Best Cinematography at the Salento International Film Festival in Italy.

Film Threat magazine says, “Balderson makes movies that are so gorgeous that it’s not unreasonable to say that, cinematographically at least; he’s the equal of an Argento or Kubrick in their prime. Some people have perfect vocal pitch, Steve has perfect visual composition.”

Interested not just in film but also architecture, design and elements of time and space, Balderson's milieu is all-inclusive and his work bears an unmistakable, individual stamp.  Though he chuckles when he says his idea of a good time is ‘going out to sketch a story board,’ he's not kidding.  Driven and prolific, Balderson happily shares his secrets in Maverick Filmmaking Workshops, where he instructs and inspires filmmakers young and old.