Freedom vs. Limitations

Posted in Content, Creativity

I wrote on Tuesday about the freedom of creating without limitations.

Today I want to contradict myself because knowing what you can’t do can be just as valuable as what you can.

Independent filmmakers often say they love the challenge because, without the “money hose” of Hollywood productions, they are forced to find more creative, inventive, story-driven solutions to the problems that crop up.

But writers will tell you is that when you sit down to write the first draft, or even just scratch out the idea, the last thing you want to be thinking on is your budget.

The initial act of creation should always be focused on the purity of the art, not hampered by the reality of limitations. (Tweet this.)

Limitations can guide, develop and shape ideas in wonderful ways that may never have occurred to us before, but freedom is the key to starting something remarkable.

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