I’m constantly thinking about how to be more creative, more inspired how to communicate ideas clearly. It’s not always easy. We have boundaries, financial limits, client preferences, what our audience will accept, and what they won’t. I came accross this site that inspired me to write about this. Have a look: http://www.youtube.com/user/Ogilvy
I think that’s the right approach. Struggle is part of the creative process. We try to present ourselves as creative and full of ideas. But in the end, it’s always a struggle with myself and I admit it. Is this interesting what I’m producing, is it relevant? Am I doing it for the money or just for pleasing my clients? I think it’s from everything a bit.
We are afraid of failing, of making mistakes. But only our mistakes guide us to where we want to see ourselves. I want to break out of this fear. I have the drive for doing this, but do I have the guts?
I see so much on the web, other people’s work, and am impressed. I want to do these things. Do what everybody is inspired by. What’s your view is on creativity? Are you struggling? How do you get inspired? What makes a person creative?
I just translated parts of a book about a furniture designer Wharton Esherick who made interior designs. That inspired me tremendously. His art work is influenced by the anthroposophical movement, and he drew most of his inspiration out of that. It reminds me that I learned to look into other fields beyond just my own, and totransfer ideas and concepts into my own creativity rather then looking always to the work of other filmmakers.
What do you think of all this? The more we discuss the more we can learn from each other. Write your opinion in the comments below.
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