Week 10

“How to Avoid the Curse of Creative Perfectionism”

This article reflects on animated film maker Hayao Miyazaki and his creative process. What stood out to me was that he felt like creating lead to him feeling like a failure. I don’t know if that is a common expression but he states that he can never watch his movies because he picks at them and only points out where he could have done better. To avoid this he immediately undergoes another project. I find it interesting that he never takes any down time to appreciate his work! That would be my favorite part of the process!

Johnny Depp, for example, told the BBC that he avoids his own movies. “I like the experience, I like the process, I like doing the work. But then, you know if I’ve got to see myself–I don’t like to see the thing become the product, I suppose,” he said.




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