My son loves Legos. He can spend all day building cars, trucks, spaceships, and even split-level mansions. As I watched him one day, it occurred to me that the process he goes through was a beautiful picture of what all artists go through when working on a project. So I broke out the HD DSLR, filmed him for about an hour, and put this piece together. I think you will find it very insightful into the mind of a creative.
Many thanks to Tasra Dawson, Jesse Rosten, Phil Stevens and Evan Vetter for their valuable feedback. I particularly liked one piece of advice Jesse gave to me (which I don’t think he’ll mind me sharing). Advice that echoes the theme of the piece:
“Give yourself a deadline, make any last tweaks you want, then release it. Don’t get caught up watching the hit count on the video, just start working on the next one.”
Do any of the sentiments expressed in this video resonate with you as an artist? How do you create? Please share.