For all you artists who’ve ever felt mediocre, this episode is for you.
“Amadeus” is easily one of my favorite movies. I can watch it over and over. It tells the tragic and fictional tale of Italian composer Antonio Salieri and his “complicated” relationship with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. It won F. Murray Abraham his first (and I think only) Oscar for Best Support Actor. In the film, Salieri laments at being just a mediocre composer when compared to the likes of Mozart (whom he claims to have killed).
As artists, we sometimes feel like Salieri, don’t we? We see other people’s work and feel like we pale in comparison. That we’re just…mediocre. Today on the show we’re going to explore this topic and see if we can’t come to a new perspective that is healthier for our craft (and career).
On this episode, we’ll hear from some talented Atlanta-based filmmakers, namely Chris Fenner (who you may remember from the very first “Short Ends” episode “What the Hell Are You?“); Dan Duncan of Remedy Films; and music video filmmaker Isaac Deitz. We also hear again from a Radio Film School favorite, Brandon McCormick of Whitestone Motion Pictures.
Lastly, we hear from Yolanda Cochran, who recently finished a 6-month consulting gig at Netflix.
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Music in this Episode
Music in this episode was curated from FreeMusicArchive.org, Kevin MacLeod’s Incompetech.com and Song Freedom. In order of appearance:
- “I Heard if Through the Grapevine” by Marvin Gaye. Courtesy of Song Freedom. All rights reserved.
- “The Great Break Off” by The Insider. CC BY-SA.
- “Bach Prelude in C” by MANWOMANCHILD. Public Domain.
- “Please Listen Carefully” by Jahzzaar. CC BY-SA.
- “Sonata No. 13 in E Flat, Op. 27 No. 1-I Andante – Allegro – Tempo 1” (that’s a mouthful) by Daniel Veesey. Public Domain.
- “Prelude in C” by Kevin MacLeod. CC BY.
- “Egmont Overture Finale” by Kevin MacLeod.CC BY.
- “Troy Holder – Ode to Joy” by Tory Holder. Public Domain.