Creative

We End Where We Begin

Vakantie Nino xx

As some of you may know I just recently finished one of my biggest projects, my documentary. Click – Here – if you are interested to see it or if you want to watch it again. 😉 While working on this project I figured I might have learned a lot that could be useful for other people who are a part of the creative industry, or are stuck in some kind of proces.

The Plan

When you are starting a new project or if you are dealing with a complicated subject make sure you write your plan down, as detailed as possible, so you know exactually what you want. When the day comes that everything has to be done and you are the one in charge, you don’t have to be insecure about the concept and all the pre-fase stuff. It will save you tons of stress.

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Vision

To me, it’s always useful to think like the tool you are going to visualize your concept with. Think like a tool? Yes, in my case while making a film, my main tool is of course a camera. So everywhere I go I try to think and see through the lens. For example when I’m driving around searching for locations that might be interesting to shoot at, I get out of the car everytime I think I’ve got a catch. Move around the subject, find perspectives while walking around at the location. Take pictures with your phone or camera and make notes, this way you will not forget about the details. Beside that, making a storyboard will be easier afterwards.

Get Frustrated

I find myself angy or frustrated quite a lot when I’m in a project that I really care for. Is this useful? Yes, to me it sure is. I don’t even know if it’s a good thing but for some reason when I’m about to give up, my comeback is always ten times stronger. 😉 I guess it’s important to let go every once in a while in order to go back to the base again. So everytime you’re about to give up try not to get fooled by your emotions.

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Break

I feel like every creative proces needs a break at the right time. A break can mean a holiday but also just going out for a coffee. It’s important to give your mind some rest and this way we can overlook the proces from the outside. We tent to focus on very small things way to long and forget what’s really important. By taking a break you can look at your project again with brand new eyes. Mostly it will make your work even better.

Notebooks

Everywhere. And when I say everywhere I mean everywhere. In your purse when you go out for a coffee, on your nightstand, in your schoolbag, at your friends house. Just make sure you’ve got a notebook and a pen close to you everywhere you go. They become your best friend, especially during the concept fase but they are useful during the whole proces.

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Support yourself

This is the most important thing in my eyes. If you don’t love what you do and you don’t fully think your plan is the best plan in the world, it will show. Not always necessarily in your producion and results, but it will definitly show through your eyes. If for example you are dealing with investers you need to convince to help you finance this project, they will notice if you are not your number one biggest fan. I’m not talking about giving your ego a boost because modesty is a good thing. But be happy and positive about your own production, because you believe in it.

 

Alright, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and enjoyed this post. In case you were wondering, the pictures where all taking in San Francisco last summer. Except the one of me under water, I took that one in Italy. 

If you haven’t already, you should follow me on Instagram if you want to see more cool pictures! :)

Love,

Sofie.

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15 Comments

  • Reply
    jeapiebel
    May 21, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    Ik ben het helemaal mee eens dat je moet houden en zeker geloven in wat je doet. Als je achter je zelf staat, kan je de andere ook makkelijk overtuigen.

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    Samantha Mariko
    May 22, 2016 at 11:10 am

    I’ll have to check out your recent documentary! sounds like a huge project :)
    http://www.samanthamariko.com

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    Hannah
    May 23, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    Your photos are amazing and there’s some great tips in this post. I especially like the one supporting yourself and believing in what you’re doing as it definitely does show through :) x

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      DownTownSofie
      May 23, 2016 at 7:54 pm

      I’m glad it was helpful! And Yes, that one is definitely the most important to remember! Have a great week ahead! x

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    Style Tomes
    May 24, 2016 at 12:36 am

    Knowing how to give yourself a creative break is so important. I’ve let myself burn out sooo many times, and ultimately, investing in yourself and keeping your best creative asset (you) happy and functioning well will pay back tenfold!

    xo
    N
    Style Tomes ||ST on IG

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      DownTownSofie
      May 26, 2016 at 9:34 am

      I’m glad you figuered that giving yourself the creative breaks you needed, ended up working out great for you! And I agree that when you function happy it pays back tenfold! x

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    Lilia | Lily Like
    May 24, 2016 at 8:46 am

    Loved to read this, especially with the gorggg pics! xo

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    Denise
    May 25, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    I agree with you, writing down about a project, with details, is very very important! And a break is also important. We do ask about that many times, is this relevant? But of course it is, it is our soul there, so I loved the tips about it. Congratulations for your project, it’s so good to reach our goals!
    DenisesPlanet.com

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      DownTownSofie
      May 26, 2016 at 9:40 am

      Thanks so much and I’m glad the tips where helpful! x

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    Chelsheaflo
    May 28, 2016 at 3:23 am

    I’ve seen your documentary video and it was awesome. I also feel the same process when I did a big project, and the biggest thing i should keep is support myself, it was so right :)

    xoxo,
    |CHELSHEAFLO|

    chelsheaflo.blogspot.co.id

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      DownTownSofie
      June 4, 2016 at 8:39 am

      Thank you for watching! I’m glad you liked it! :)

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    British Milan
    June 3, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    Amazing photos! Your project sounds really interesting, I will definitely check it out! x

    http://www.britishmilan.co.uk

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    Madicka
    June 4, 2016 at 9:05 am

    Reading your post is a very happy thing. I also love see these beautiful photos

    • Reply
      DownTownSofie
      June 4, 2016 at 9:08 am

      Thanks dear! <3

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