The Gap by Daniel Sax | A Typographic Video About Creativity
Inspired by typographic video of Ira Glass’ talk by artist David Shiyang Liu, photographer Daniel Sax decided to create his own filmed version called The Gap.
“The Gap” is a series of advices to inspire creative people who struggle with a gap between their tastes and their abilities. The short film features typographic visualisations from Glass’ interview about overcoming self-doubt, with Sax’s own language to deliver the message.
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.