How do you get your inspiration back?

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How do you get your inspiration back?

Postby HalOfBorg » Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:07 pm

I am off of the chemo (mostly) for the time being, and since I'm feeling better without it I hoped to do some editing again, but just can't do anything. All of the good ideas I have in my notes seem flat, and what I WAS working on just - well, it sucks.

Anyone know a good way to get inspired again? Or did I have just so many in my that wanted to get out and now I'm done? :uhoh:
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Re: How do you get your inspiration back?

Postby tipsd9video » Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:14 pm

I just watch a lot of AMVs, for inspiration, or watch some anime and hopefully find a show I want to edit with, or look for some music that I want to edit with.
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Re: How do you get your inspiration back?

Postby BasharOfTheAges » Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:19 pm

My ideas tend to come from actively listening to music... So, a service like Pandora does it for me. If you can't freely associate the music you're hearing with anime you remember watching, it won't work though.
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Re: How do you get your inspiration back?

Postby JaddziaDax » Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:36 pm

mine come from listening to music, and having the footage on the hd
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Re: How do you get your inspiration back?

Postby Stirspeare » Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:46 pm

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Re: How do you get your inspiration back?

Postby ngsilver » Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:17 pm

Music does it for me as well. I just listen to songs and eventually I'll hear something that catches my creative fancy and start coming up with ideas from there.

Another thing that helps me sometimes is watching movies and what not. Often times the movie will put me into a creative mood and then the credits music comes on and I often get video ideas for said ending song.

Other times, I realize I have accumulated enough animated gifs and just go to town putting them on a timeline to a random song I picked out for the video.
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Re: How do you get your inspiration back?

Postby TritioAFB » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:25 pm

I look the inspiration out of anime. Watching movies, like Fast and Furious suddenly, pumps me up :bzz:
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Re: How do you get your inspiration back?

Postby pacotacoshell » Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:16 pm

I haven't finished a video for 6 months until I joined the CDVV IC. So maybe try joining an Iron Chef contest for fun! I think being put on the spot to create a concept in a few days really gets the editing gears going.

At least it did for me :P
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Re: How do you get your inspiration back?

Postby yuppa » Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:34 pm

Just keep doing what you love to do. Or try to do something you never tried before.
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Re: How do you get your inspiration back?

Postby Fikasino » Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:03 pm

At our Art school we would be given an exercise meant to improve our ambition and goal setting. It takes making some poster designs from photographs that depict various stages of your work (ideally four, five, posters to contain a whole story of the process). You should hang them around your apartment, in such way that it escorts you towards the main door of the place (daily exit into daily routine which is often among the motivation burners) with the most advanced image. This "step", a last glimpse before exiting your place can serve as a psychological tool to keep you aware of your passion for self-expression, by installing large images of your own work-in-progress. It served the purpose for several of my colleagues, as well as me.
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Re: How do you get your inspiration back?

Postby Miaka999 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:53 pm

i get my inspiration from dancing because it makes me escape from my reality, whether its ballet or twirling around or some other art form. Also science too...Albert Einstein is my inspiration sometimes
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Re: How do you get your inspiration back?

Postby AMVGuide » Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:14 pm

Well, one thing you can do is create inspiration right on the spot.

Just get some music (preferably something flexible; instrumentals work quite well)
Then get some anime (even just one episode)
And say to yourself: This is my music. This is my anime. Now what can I do with it?

In this way, you can forget about everything else, and just focus on what you have.
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Re: How do you get your inspiration back?

Postby requiett » Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:04 pm

I never did.
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Re: How do you get your inspiration back?

Postby JaddziaDax » Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:10 pm

Watching my 13 year old niece edit, and not try to take over for her... I gotta make my own project now.
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Re: How do you get your inspiration back?

Postby NS » Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:08 pm

I'd say don't force it, but like others have said listen to music. That one song will click in your head as being perfect for such and such source and there ya go.
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