I was going to dedicate this post about a hero of mine, Clint Eastwood, but as I was perusing Youtube and a Master Class trailer came on. Naturally I was going to skip it but when Hans Zimmer appeared on screen I immediately stayed to watch the whole thing. He goes to talk about how he does his work and it really reminded me of someone else who inspires the rest of us.
As I watched it, he came to mind:
With that video in mind and the creative inspiration that Monty always presented, I'm going to go back to my world building. I know that world building is a arduous and extremely hard job, but I don't care. I've been keeping myself inspired, and through inspiration I have found motivation.
What really has been inspiring me is the music to Avatar: The Last Airbender and the soundtrack to The Last Of Us. I've been out of writing juices for a while now. For this Universe building I wrote 30+ characters with backgrounds.
But back to the subject. Though I am a person with a singular mind, I am a singular person with a numerous amount of perspectives. I hope to one day create a singular object with multiple stories that have an impact on sensitive topics in hopes of expanding different perspectives. But in order to do this I must consume, re-invent, and put my own twist on it. But all that will come in time, One Day.
What I feel like I'm doing at this point is trying to help and expand on creativity and originality. I completely agree with @burnie about motivation, here and watch this till the end but start at
4:35 in my recommendation if your interested in inspiration, creativity, motivation, and what not.
My opinion about Burnie's opinion is on and off. I agree with him to a certain point but I don't disagree with what I do not want to recognize. To touch on the topic of discipline, it helps with staying on track, staying true to a routine, to reach ones goal. Inspiration can come in many forms and shapes. You can stay in awe of inspiration, that feeling of "Wow" or "That's totally amazing". In his video he talks about how ".....The ability to stay inspired to do those things, usually people attribute that to motivation........ I don't think that motivation actually exist and I don't think that it's something that you can cultivate. Because motivation is a emotional component of inspiration......." Now I want to stop him there if I could. If you are someone like me who can act on motivation, than you can come up with some pretty neat things to oneself. Motivation can be misread as inspiration by some. To me this is how it should be looked at. I'm going to use Burnie and some others as an example. He consumes content to create content. Therefore he gets inspired by what he consumes. But because he is a creator he had disciplined himself at some point to stay continuous with his work. But it isn't until there is a wave of applause or congratulations for his work for him to get inspired again. In that second wave of inspiration, that's when motivation hits, that's when you have a fiery feeling similar to ambition. Now here is that tricky part. If you discipline yourself to attain or recreate that feeling of inspiration/motivation. Another example, @IronBridge ,he puts out facts everyday about anything. Some are interesting and some are funny/cool. But he goes and consumes all this research.
Let me throw another big user at you guys, @topham , this guy is another one. I read his blogs all the time. He does so many things, writes about it, and has another adventure the next day.
@Kaoru27Umi , this lass is another kick ass blogger. It may not be daily but it's continuous and motivated by day to day affairs or events that may take place.
Let me hit you with a user here on the site that just popped upped on my radar(though I really wish I knew his username) Rush Garcia on YT.
Let me hit you guys with one more. @SailorGirl81 , another daily blogger but she's also an artist.
All these users and many more consume content to create content. There inspiration comes in many shapes and forms but they discipline themselves to stay motivated. But inspiration can go hand in hand with it.
So before I leave guys, I just want to say that I don't give a shit if you disagree with me. I really don't. But If you do take something from this, please let it benefit you in the long run. Let this help push you in the right direction of your passions, goals, or what ever. I just hope you share some of this knowledge that you do agree with and help out someone else who is srtuggling with a creative block or something of that ilk.
See y'all in the future. Or hey, even at RTX.