Making a Difference with Your Art [RFS-FJ24]


Filmmaking is one of the most powerful mediums there is to affect change and make a difference in the world.

This week we have a special episode wherein I share personal filmmaking experiences that have made a difference in people’s lives. I encourage you to use your craft to do the same.

Making a Difference with Your Art
Making a Difference with Your Art

Videos Mentioned in This Episode

The guy in the “Breathe” video was actually our P.A., Pedro Oliveira. The original plan was to shoot a completely different video where I was supposed to interview an ex-con about his inspiring story of how he turned his life around. Unfortunately he went AWOL. So at the last minute we had to come up with a new plan.

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Share Your Story with Us

For season 2 of the show, we’re looking for filmmakers with stories about overcoming great challenges to complete their projects. Whether or not you succeeded or failed, if you think there’s a juicy and educational story with sharing, we want to know about it. The first six people we pick will each get a free music license from show sponsor Song Freedom. Just email and put “My Story” in the subject line.

Reach Out

If you have a question about the movie business you’d like answered, or if you just want to drop us a line to say “Hi”, email us at Better yet, use the “Send Voicemail” button at the bottom of our website to leave a voicemail message. Follow Ron on Twitter @DareDreamerFM, or follow the show @RadioFilmSchool. Join the discussion at

Music in this Episode

Music was curated from In order of appearance, the music in this episode:

  • When You Leave by Sergey Cheremisinov (CC BY)
  • Ground Cayenne by The Good Lawdz (CC BY-SA)
  • My Girl by The Temptations Courtesy of Song Freedom. All rights reserved.
  • What Does Anybody Know About Anything by Chris Zabriskie (CC BY)
  • Daylight (PON II) by Kai Engel (CC BY)
  • Thanks For Coming (Instrumental) by Josh Woodward (CC BY)
  • I Don’t See the Branches, I See the Leaves by Chris Zabriskie (CC BY)
  • Homeless California by Monplaisir (Public Domain)

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