Thursday, February 24, 2011

Inspiration: Hillman Curtis

Hillman Curtis speaking at The Film Society at Lincoln Center

Good advice.

I was feeling really stuck earlier today so I watched this wonderful Creative Morning video with web designer turned filmmaker Hillman Curtis.

Hillman explained that when he was in a serious rut he got some advice to "Fall in love with Master." In his case the Master was Richard Avedon. Through the process of seriously studying the photographer's body of work he was able to get unstuck, discover his voice and begin a brand new career in filmmaking.

I find his openess with the creative process + his modesty to be inspirational + endearing. Plus it must be said that the guy is seriously hot.


Jana Zilinkova said...

fall in love with a master :) great advice

Jim Spelman said...

I LOVE this idea! Thanks for sharing...always great to find more ways to get inspired!

ps..LOVELY work!

Lauren Goldman said...

Hi Alanna, I was struck by this post because I know CK Williams! -Lauren (from down the hall)