Happiness is your original nature. It is YOU, minus your neurosis..
Directors are expected to have all the answers. After all, it's their film; the director is the captain, the leader, and the guide through the chaos. So we expect answers from them, clear and simple. And when we get their answers we can do our job.
But way too often there are five key questions that many directors seem to ignore, dismiss or they simply make the assumption that the answers are obvious. And also, chances are that nobody is asking them these questions.
Click through to "Travis Technique Tidbit #1" to read those questions that you should really ask - and try and find answers to - as a director.
Silence does not always mark wisdom.
The pleasantest things in the world are pleasant thoughts: and the great art of life is to have as many of them as possible.
Click the link to read an interesting article pointing out some of the things that might be obvious to those working creatively - but still not the norm in society in general.
"Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but it may also change based on situation and context. Inspiration and ideas often arise seemingly out of nowhere and then fail to show up when we most need them, and creative thinking requires complex cognition yet is completely distinct from the thinking process."
Carolyn Gregoire then gives examples of 18 habits of creative people.
I especially like "They lose track of time" - one of my favourite parts abourt being creative. Not a popular one with your social network - the real life one. I am still working on a balance between immersing myself in a film edit and showing up in time for the cinema date or giving the cats their dinner.If you have a solution, please let me know! :-)
A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.