Always have a project

You should always practise your craft, wether that be writing or photography. With this in mind I make it my business to always have a project in hand. My Random Acts of Cinema project is something I’ve been working on, on and off, for about 10 years.

With it I film stuff around me wherever I might be and try to cut it into a random piece of ambient cinema. Once they are done I upload them to a playlist on YouTube and gradually the overall thing gets longer and more complex.


If you want to write then write, if you take pictures have a camera on you at all times, if you make music then at least record a little idea or doodle every day . . . you see the pattern. Draw and paint, make music, write, make photos and films. Do it every day. You will automatically get better and better all the time.


2 thoughts on “Always have a project

  1. I love this advice! About six months started doing 10 minute “warm-up” writes every morning, first thing. Its amazing – not only have I generated lots of useful material ideas, but I also feel more ready to work on my major projects too. I still have to remind myself about the “no exceptions” part occasionally however, so thanks for the nudge!

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