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  • Writer's pictureNicholas Buggs

288 - Logen Christopher, Director & Cinematographer - The Dangers Of Creative Isolation

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MAKE IT Podcast, Logen Christopher, Mistakes in the Making, Bonsai Creative

In this edition of Mistakes In The Making, we talk with Cinematographer Logen Christopher. Logen talks about the mistake of creative isolation and how his habit of creating within his comfort zone threatened the success and viability of his studio, Stormlight Pictures, during the COVID-19 pandemic.


About Logen Christopher

Logen's passion is for storytelling and emotional connection. Whether it's a fictional narrative, a creative photoshoot, documentary work, or a commercial brand shoot, he loves the exploration of creative ways to get to the heart of a story. Throughout his personal career as well as with his production company Stormlight Pictures, he has had the opportunity to express that passion in films, commercials, music videos, EPK's, documentaries, corporate and educational video, editorial & fashion portrait photography and live music visuals. His work and work he's been involved with has been featured in publications and networks such as the New York Times, Billboard, Rolling Stone, HBO, CBS, NBC, Amazon Prime, Cinemax, CMT, Refinery 29, Maxim and many more.


Listener Reflections

  • Do you embrace the creative community or do you isolate yourself?

  • Do you support the creative community the way you want the community to support you?


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About the MAKE IT Podcast

The MAKE IT podcast is a platform for the voice of independent filmmaker. We offer a variety of educational, aspirational, and entertaining content that promotes the success of creatives across the filmmaking community and the film industry.

Our Filmmaker Conversations with filmmaking professionals are dedicated to sharing the advice, knowledge, and insights of experienced filmmakers while exploring what it truly means to be an independent creative in the highly competitive world of filmmaking. Each filmmaker conversation is backed by thoughtful research that allows us to uncover the raw, authentic truths behind each filmmaker's journey.

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The Mistakes in the Making series gives our filmmaking friends an opportunity to speak directly to our filmmaking audience to share a specific lesson they've learned through a mistake they've made. We are firm believers that mistakes can be the gateway to success when we open our hearts and minds to learning from them, sharing them, and using them to Be Better.

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