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If Your Vision Isn’t Being Understood, Never Hesitate to Change Your Tactics

From Mike Birbiglia’s “6 Tips for Making it Small in Hollywood”:

“I once heard an interview where Ron Howard said that he tests the rough cuts of his movies with a ton of audiences. He doesn’t do it to be told what the movie’s vision should be, but to understand whether his vision is coming across. If not, he makes changes. Your vision is not being conveyed a majority of the time.”

This relates to some other things I’ve been thinking recently:

Note that none of these perspectives are about “selling out.” They’re simply about putting other people’s needs and desires first. You can be as creative as you want, but don’t you also want people to hear what you have to say?

Link: 6 Tips for Making it Small


Image by: Eric