I think it was at springtime 2012, when I came across David Shiyang Lius lovely piece of work about Ira Glass. It was the most inspiring and motivating video, I have ever seen in my life. I watched it over and over again, listened to Ira Glass’ voice and told myself, that I am not the only person who is constantly disappointed about the gap between ones taste and ones skills. Later on in 2012 I decided to do an own filmed version of Iras interview - use my own language to tell his message. It took me about a year from concept to upload.
I made it for myself and for anybody who is in doubt with his/her creative career. I also think that Ira Glass’ message isn’t only limited to the creative industry. It can be applied to everyone who starts out in a new environment and is willing to improve.
Ira Glass whom I’ve never met in real life but had such a big influence in my development. Thank you for telling beginners, what nobody else does.
David Shiyang Liu for the video, that initiated me to start that project. You all should watch his awesome kineticTypo-version here: vimeo.com/24715531
The people from current.tv who originally recorded the interview with Ira Glass. See the relevant part here: youtube.com/watch?v=BI23U7U2aUY
The people from Magic Lantern who gave DSLR videography a new dimension (I chose this project to be a test run with the RAW plugin)!
Steven Sasseville for painting the “taste”-painting for me.
Pedro Sousa for his advice and working his ass off at the “creative work”-chalkboard.
Wolfgang Kraus for letting me borrow his sound equipment.
Kai Löhnert for working out on his birthday in the “fight”-take.
Wolfgang Hendrik Schnabel for giving me the museum-like atmosphere and his silhouette in the painting-takes.
Hermiyas Ötztürk for his hairy “good enough”-hand.
Orange Hive Studio for light equipment and location.
Mima and Heinz Sax-Schmitz for the location of the “ambitions”-take and finding me the “finish 1 story”-typewriter.
A SPECIAL THANK YOU
Solveig Gold for beeing the most patient and supporting person in my life. She appears in a lot of scenes in this video.
Jutta and Uwe Sax for several equipment and their support.