“Inspiration is for amateurs, the rest of us just get to workChuck Close

The whole of the PBS Off Book series is worth watching for inspiration and information but this one is especially pertinent for anyone whose work and/or passion involves the creative process.  The Off Book videos are 5 to 10 minute videos on interesting subjects, usually to do with technology and culture. Popular wisdom is that this is too long for YouTube but PBS take what could be just boring talking heads and intercut interesting b-roll, graphics and animated text to keep the energy and pace high.

Whenever I see that there’s a new video in the Off Book channel I drop everything to watch it: that’s a powerful response that we all aspire to for our own work. We should all aspire to make talking head, explanation videos this interesting.

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