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Spark for the Fire: How youthful thinking unlocks creativity by Ian Wharton

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6. DARE TO FAIL

“Creativity is just being stupid enough to not realise that you can’t do something.” – GARETH EDWARDS

Gareth Edwards worked as a freelance visual effects artist for the documentaries department of the BBC. But that’s not exactly how he put it; in fact, he described himself as “a film-maker pretending to be a visual effects person”.[8] His goal was to direct feature films.

Unfortunately, when he told producers and colleagues that he wanted to start directing, no one took him seriously. Everyone simply viewed him as a visual effects artist who had a foolish fantasy he could make films.

After earning a reputation for making £100,000 productions look like they cost double the amount, Edwards had become a valuable and Emmy-nominated ...

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