I think it was in the time of spring 2012, when I came across David Shiyang Liu's lovely piece of work about Ira Glass. It was the most inspiring and motivating video I had 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 one's taste and one's skills. Later in 2012, I decided to do my own filmed version of Ira's interview - using 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 about 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 who had such a big influence on my development. Thank you for telling beginners what nobody else does.
David Shiyang Liu for the video that inspired me to start the project. You all should watch his awesome kineticTypo-version here: vimeo.com/24715531
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 being 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 pieces of equipment and their support.
Client: Leadercast & Pixar Animation Studios
Production Agency: Caravan
Production Company: Caravan
Director/Editor: Jon Muedder
Cinematographer: Bernardo Marentes
Executive Producer: Jon Muedder
Producer: Lauren Bickerstaff
1st A/C: Caleb Farmer
On Location Audio: Scott Jones
Additional Creative Direction: Bernardo Marentes
Talent: Scott Morse, Lindsey Collins, Katherine Sarafian, Mark Andrews, Peter Del Vecho, Alan Bergman, Ann Le Cam, Jennifer Lee, Bob Sutton, Chris Buck, Andrew Millstein
Post Production: Caravan
Post Production Producer: Lauren Bickerstaff
Editor: Jon Muedder
Colorist: Matt Fezz
Music Composition: Chad Lawson
Sound Design: Ryan Monette
Title Design: Eric Hurtgen
Footage of Oscar Statuette used with permission from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. All Pixar and Disney Footage used with permission from Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios respectively.