Humble pie.

This post was published more than a few years ago (on 2003-10-16) and may contain inaccurate technical information, outmoded thoughts, or cringe takes. Proceed at your own risk.

I had a humbling conversation this morning with an editor friend, about how when you're around people more creative than you, you feel energized, like you're going to suck some of it up just by being around them; whereas when you spend a great deal of time around people duller than you, you're made to feel like you're the most creative person ever. I began to wonder whether I'm really as creative as I see myself being... or whether instead, I've just been spending too much time with people slightly duller than I.

I guess... it's more that film is a collaborative thing, and I'm taking on this leadership role, and I'm thinking-- am I really up to this? can I bring all these elements together, like I think I can, to create something that I (and everyone else on the project) can be proud of? ...or am I just deluding myself?

My friend AAl says

It's pointless to have that kind of doubt till you have a failure to back it up. Otherwise, you just have to assume you can do it.

Good advice, I suppose. 🙂