Creative Strategies for Producers w/ Matt Shadetek: Get Back in the Box – The Power of Limitations « Dubspot Blog

bloggraphicYou have to read this article from the Dubspot blog. It’s about being creativ through limitations and about the dark side of having too much resources available.

My favorite quotes

Eventually, he realized what was stopping him from putting brush to canvas: the feeling of infinite possibility. He had a whole range of colors, brushes, and choices–too many for him in that moment. When there is open space all around you, it can be difficult to find the path. […]

We live in a world of unlimited undo, in which any choice we make can instantly be swapped out and fiddled with endlessly. Everything can be manipulated, changed, and rapidly reconfigured in real time at no cost. This feeling of infinite choice can lead to a feeling of infinite paralysis.

If we’re here to produce concrete that can be recorded, packaged, and distributed, it’s important to understand that each one of these stages requires commitment. You make a recording and say this is the one. You create some artwork and choosethis design, not that one. You put your energy into getting the work to the audience, and tell them: “This is my work. I want you to engage with it.”

Mmm. Maybe, I should quote the whole article 😉 Very cool, thanks Matt for sharing.

-mE

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