Whether you’re a filmmaker, writer, songwriter, or even a painter or fashion designer — you have to decide what’s not working and get rid of it.
Our creations are a part of us, but only the parts that truly serve your project should stay. The rest must die.
Even if it took you a day to shoot, or a week to make. Even if you wrote that monologue after your therapist visit. Even if you really, really, like it. If it doesn’t work it needs to go. Save it for later. Make a video for social media. Or bury it in the “not quite there” cemetery. RIP.
Throughout our projects, my creative partner Christopher, and I, have had some epic disagreements while editing. It’s all about finding the right balance, and as artists and creators, that’s incredibly challenging.
How are you when it comes to editing and reworking your own art?