Ira Glass on the Creative Process

THE GAP by Ira Glass from DanielSax//frohlocke on Vimeo.

Connections and creativity are related. This video is a demonstration of that by use of everyday objects and metaphors. Daniel Sax, the creator, says:

I think it was at springtime 2012, when I came across David Shiyang Lius lovely piece of work about Ira Glass. It was the most inspiring and motivating video, I have ever seen in my life.

I watched it over and over again, listened to Ira Glass' voice and told myself, that I am not the only person who is constantly disappointed about the gap between ones taste and ones skills.

Later on in 2012 I decided to do an own filmed version of Iras interview – use my own language to tell his message. It took me about a year from concept to upload.

I made it for myself and for anybody who is in doubt with his/her creative career. I also think that Ira Glass' message isn't only limited to the creative industry. It can be applied to everyone who starts out in a new environment and is willing to improve.

Since it takes time to do something worthwhile you should be to build a tremendous body of work, says Glass. Speaking for myself, the discomfort caused by taste is a worthy opponent, which is why I rely on habits.

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