Casey Neistat and Orson Welles on a Creator’s Job

Casey Neistat addresses someone who states, “You’re a filmmaker; stop vlogging.” His answer is one that can be useful to any creator, whether filmmaker, writer, blogger, painter, etc.

Our job as creators is to further define the medium. Our job is to create the new cliches, not adhere to those that were defined by generations past.

Watch the video here: “What’s Your Motivation?”

It is an answer similar to a statement given by filmmaker Orson Welles,

“I passionately hate the idea of being ‘with it;’ I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.”

What do you think?



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