“If you look at what you made yesterday, a month ago, six months ago, and you like it. Be very very careful, you should be getting better, every day, every minute. Especially early on.”
”Getting comfortable with being uncomfortable: I think the reason most people don’t release their work isn’t that they don’t do it, it’s that they are a little embarrassed by it. Between what they put out into the world on their own website and what professionals are making. You don’t want people to see that ugly stuff right? Well i think you do, because when you’re uncomfortable you are growing.”
“Think about it like this, let’s say you have to put out 1000 ugly things before you put out better things, get it out, don’t make one big music video you’re first year that takes six months. Make a five second short film that you can do in a week, make another one next week, make another one the next week.”
“I can show you how i did something, but what you’re lacking is why i did it. The process of elimination, maybe why i chose the colours i did, why i chose the tempo i did, why i chose the type faces i did. All those whys are what you’re learning when you’re doing little things every day, when you ask why you start to narrow down those decisions to what works and what doesn’t work.”
“You have all the knowledge, and all the tools and all the software at your disposal so there’s a really good chance you can make what you just saw with enough time. So, if you look at something you really love take two seconds of it, and copy it. Stand back and go, i wonder why? Why did they choose this style? Why did they choose these colours? And when you make these things yourself you can not only physically do the work, you have a thought process into how it was made and you take it in and move it into your next project.”
“There is this blank page effect that really kills me, when i can do anything, i don’t anything.”
I really needed to read this. Ahhh. Deep breath. Back to work.