Your Signature Shot

You have one, don’t you?

Years ago, I had the great good fortune to attend a seminar featuring director, Stanley Kubrick.

I was a student at Vanderbilt University at the time, and “2001: A Space Odyssey” had just been released.

I remember just about everything he said that day.

One of the things he talked about was having artistic control. He said that if he put his name on a film, he wanted it to be his vision, not some studio exec’s, or finance guy.

Whatever you thought of his films — Spartacus, Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, and more — you had to admire his confidence.

Don’t put your name on a product that shames your talent.

What makes your work unique? What makes you special? What’s your signature shot?

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