March 25 2016

The Video Any Beginner in a Creative Field Should Watch Over and Over Again

THE GAP by Ira Glass from Daniel Sax on Vimeo.

I could watch this over and over again.

When Eugene and I spoke at Alt Summit, a few winters ago, we ended our speech with this video that shows in visual form Ira Glass’s now famous speech.

Here’s Daniel Sax, the creator of the video, explaining how it came about:

“I think it was in the time of spring 2012, when I came across David Shiyang Liu’s lovely piece of work about Ira Glass. It was the most inspiring and motivating video I had 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 one’s taste and one’s skills. Later in 2012, I decided to do my own filmed version of Ira’s interview – using 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 about 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.”


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