Tricia Regan on How Personal Priorities Change With Age

In Chapter 14 of 15 in her 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, filmmaker Tricia Regan answers "How Are Your Personal Priorities Changing as You Get Older?" As her carer matures, Regan finds herself thinking more about retirement and economic security. This pushes her to think about life changes that she will face in the next 10 or 20 years and how to manage her career to better prepare for them. She learns to be more assertive asking to be paid what she is worth when interviewing for new jobs.

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  • Tricia Regan on Setting Career Goals Making Films for a Living

    In Chapter 15 of 15 in her 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, filmmaker Tricia Regan answers "What Goes are you Setting as You Look to What Comes Next in Your Film Career?" To continue making films for a living, Regan realizes she needs to set new career goals around taking better care of herself financially, politically, and personally. She notes the emotional toll making her film "Autism: The Musical" took on her and what she learned about the experience.

  • Tricia Regan on Finding the Right Fit Interviewing for Film and TV Jobs

    In Chapter 10 of 15 in her 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, filmmaker and television producer Tricia Regan answers "How Do You Assess Fit When Interviewing for New Film or Television Projects?" For television jobs, she looks for opportunities that pay well and complement her documentary filmmaking projects. In finding fit making documentary films, Regan makes a point to have some connection to the subject matter, especially given the economic benefits are less certain in documentary film work.

  • Tricia Regan on How Television Storytelling Careers Are Changing

    In Chapter 13 of 15 in her 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, filmmaker and television producer Tricia Regan answers "How is the Practice or Trend of Storytelling Changing?" She notes how traditional storytelling formats - two- or three-act plays, three-act movies, half-hour TV shows, one-hour TV shows short stories, novels, and poems - are evolving into new formats. Regan details how powerful the "TV series" format has become, going from the old Charles Dickens' written formulas into serial TV.

  • Tricia Regan on Handling Pressure as a Documentary Filmmaker

    In Chapter 6 of 15 in her 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, filmmaker Tricia Regan answers "What Does It Mean to Perform Under Pressure in the Work That You Do?" As a documentary filmmaker and television producer, she shares the different kinds of pressures that come with her field of work. These range from keeping film subjects engaged while shooting to managing expectations with those funding or overseeing projects. or Tricia Regan is an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker.

  • Tricia Regan on Keeping Up With New Technology Working in Film

    In Chapter 12 of 15 in her 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, filmmaker Tricia Regan answers "What New Challenges Are You Facing in Your Career?" Regan shares how a consistent challenge in her film and television career has been keeping up with new technology. She notes how filmmaking technology, from cameras to editing software, changes dramatically from film project to film project. She notes how films are cheaper to shoot but the the marketplace is much more competitive.

  • Tricia Regan on How to Use Your Network to Find a New Job

    In Chapter 9 of 15 in her 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, filmmaker Tricia Regan answers "How Has Your Network Helped You Find New Jobs?" Regan shares that the only way she finds jobs in film and television is through word-of-mouth. She is introduced to new opportunities and recommended for jobs via the network of professionals who know her work and what she can do. This helps open the next career opportunity for her, making a film about autism in Abu Dhab in the United Arab Emirates.

  • Tricia Regan on Childhood Influences on Her Social Impact Film Career

    In Chapter 2 of 15 in her 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, filmmaker Tricia Regan answers "What Childhood Experiences Have Been Most Fundamental to Shaping Who You Are Today?" Regan shares how not feeling understood as a child has drawn her to tell the stories of child subjects in dire situations or who do not quite fit into the world. These lead her to topics that include autism and stuttering and take her around the world to film in Northern Ireland and the United Arab Emirates.

  • Tricia Regan on Why Confidence Is Everything When You Make Films

    In Chapter 7 of 15 in her 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, filmmaker Tricia Regan answers "What Role Does Confidence Play in the Work That You Do?" To Regan, confidence is everything in her work as a filmmaker. Confidence helps her lead other people, make decisions and move projects forward toward completion. Tricia Regan is an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker known for writing, directing and producing documentary films, including the Emmy-winning "Autism: The Musical".

  • Tricia Regan on Learning Cultural Diversity Working in Film and TV

    In Chapter 11 of 15 in her 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, filmmaker Tricia Regan answers "What Have You Found Most Rewarding About Traveling to New Places?" Making documentary films and shooting and producing television shows has given Regan the opportunity to travel around the world and deep into sub-cultures within regions and communities. She shares how different worlds, such as working on a murder investigation TV show where she filmed interviews with serial killers, changed her view.

  • Tricia Regan on Learning Values and Work Ethic From Role Model Parents

    In Chapter 3 of 15 in her 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, filmmaker Tricia Regan answers "Where Did You Learn Your Work Ethic?" Regan tells the story of learning her work ethic from her mother and father. Her father tells her "There's no job worth doing that's not worth doing well" and instills in her the importance of doing work with integrity. Tricia Regan is an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker known for directing and producing documentary films, including the Emmy-winning "Autism: The Musical"

  • Tricia Regan on What Gets Easier and What Gets Harder

    In Chapter 5 of 15 in her 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, filmmaker Tricia Regan answers "What is Getting Easier and What is Getting Harder in Your Life?" Regan shares how, professionally as a filmmaker and television editor and producer, repetition builds confidence and removes doubt and fear. She notes that progressively mastering these creative skills creates a greater challenge when she gets confronted with political situations that go beyond the project creative work and storytelling.

  • Tricia Regan on Finding a Mental State to Do Your Best Work

    In Chapter 4 of 15 in her 2013 Capture Your Flag interview, filmmaker Tricia Regan answers "When Are You at Your Best?" Regan notes she is at her professional best when she is fully immersed in her project work. She translates this focus into effectiveness and finds the intensity and purpose she gives to her work exciting. Tricia Regan is an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker known for writing, directing and producing documentary films, including the Emmy-winning "Autism: The Musical".

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  • Bryan Law on Seeking Advice to Make Better Decisions in Your 30s

    In Chapter 23 of 23 in his 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, business strategist Bryan Law answers "At This Point in Your Life, Where Are You Seeking Advice and Coaching?" Now in his thirties, Law shares how he gets advice from a network of people to make more informed decisions. From teacher mentors from Georgetown to an inspiring Angolan friend to his parents to his spouse, Law finds willing people to support him as he faces key life decisions.

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    In Chapter 7 of 21 in her 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, social entrepreneur Louise Langheier answers "How Have You Learned to Give Better Advice When People Ask You For Help?" Langheier shares two ways she has learned to give better advice. The first is honing in on the specific question the person seeking advice is really trying to answer. The second is appreciating the learning experience that comes with being asked to give advice.

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