Ever been paralyzed by the fear that what you’re writing, filming or editing is crap? Welcome to the club. Sometimes it is, sometimes it’s not — but in either case it’s NORMAL, so embrace it and plow through it.
Sure, I’m pulling just one item from a broader conversation between Ramit Sethi and filmmaker Brian Koppelman, and yes it’s the first thing they talk about.
But as a relatively new screenwriter and filmmaker, I can relate.
Watch and enjoy.
‘Being Creative Requires Massive Failure All the Time'
Via No Film School:
In a recent interview with Ramit Sethi, a prominent writer and entrepreneur, Koppelman shared some candid advice that applies to all people who do creative work. Check out the interview below:
Instant creativity: the secret to producing great work, with Brian Koppelman and Ramit Sethi
There are a few things that stand out to me from this interview:
First and foremost is the “rigor” that Koppelman describes as a necessary part of the creative process. Of course, everyone knows that you have to work hard to produce great work. That's just common sense. But what Koppelman is describing is more about being honest with yourself, and being objective about the shortcomings of your creative work. Sometimes your ego can get in the way of making meaningful progress on a project, but giving yourself honest, critical feedback, and applying a sense of rigor to said feedback, can help you break through those creative barriers.
Read full article at No Film School “‘Being Creative Requires Massive Failure All the Time'”
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