Ira Glass on storytelling and creativey things, speaking to beginners, and introduced by Tony:
I’ve been bummed out lately about the quality of my work, especially when putting together my past work for MEET IXD, which happened last Friday.
“Ugh.” - My reaction, looking at my portfolio.
My sister passed along this video of Ira Glass talking about creative work, about how for people starting out, there’s a gap between their taste and their work. He says,
That for the first couple years you’re making creative work.
what you’re making isn’t so good. Ok? It’s not that great.
It’s trying to be good. It has ambition to be good.
But it is not quite that good.
But your taste, the thing that got you into the game
Your taste is still killer.
And your taste is good enough that you can tell
that what you’re making is kind of a disappointment to you.
That’s very much where I am at. The quality of work and the quality of people I’m exposed to in class is top notch. My instructors, my classmates - they are all kinds of amazing. My ambitions have been heightened, but my capabilities are slow to catch up.
Ira goes on to say:
It’s totally normal. and you just have to fight your way through that.
It takes years. Ira counsels patience — and tenacity. And that’s the plan.
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