除了獨到的品味,你還需要能堅持下去的時間

May 12 2017

2015-09-16,寫了一篇 blog – 〝除了獨到的品味,你還需要能堅持下去的時間“。 已經有點忘了時空背景了,不太記得確實的整個來龍去脈。 大約記得,那時候的我離開待了九年的電腦動畫”創業”產業, 剛剛進入 KKBOX Video 部門,一個一直存在於我想像中的網路軟體產業。 說〝一直存在“,也僅僅是因為我一直相信動畫產業與軟體產業是可以互通的,在某種層面上。

在那一篇 blog 裏頭,我分享了 Ira Glass 的一段採訪影片, 影片中,Glass 在分享他個人對於 「創意」「職涯」「初學者」「品味」「專業」「堅持」…的一個看法。 也沒有像前面這一堆字眼那麼的複雜,就是個他的個人發現, 然後以一種溫柔而睿智的方式,簡短的聊了一下~

沒記錯的話,這影片我應該是更早些年就看過了,至少還在太極影音的時候。 那時的我,在熱愛的 Computer Graphics, Computer Science, Computer Animation 遇到不少挫折, 然後偶然間看到一位在地球某個角落的創作者,他分享了這一段影片。 因為這段影片,讓我懂得怎麼面對自己內心的脆弱,撐過挑戰。

影片裏的對白是這麼開始與結束的:

Nobody tells this to people who are beginners. I wish someone had told me. … It’s gonna take a while. It’s normal to take a while. You just gotta fight your way through.

最近,我啟動了一個個人的小小計劃: 每隔一兩週,講個小小故事,分享給同事或家人。 故事可能是我很愛的、影響我的、幫我渡過難關的、我親自經歷過的、我親自實驗過的… 是個「小小傳承」的故事。 說〝小小“,是因為希望它像一則 tweet 那樣優雅, 至少讓人在失去耐心前,可以剛剛好消化完。

而這一則故事,剛好就在上週與 KKStreamers 的週會中提到。


以下是 2015 的原文,因為原影片已經被拿掉,改放上類似的。


我非常喜愛一段短短的,只有約五分鐘長的一段影片,是由 Ira Glass 主持的 This American Life 這個節目中的一段。 內容是 Glass 分享了一段他對於品味與創意之間的關係與觀察。

這個是 YouTube 上頭一個快節奏的文字版。

以下是影片內口白的節錄:

Nobody tells this to people who are beginners. I wish someone had told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you.

A lot of people never get past this phase; they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know that it’s normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you finish one piece. It’s only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met.

It’s gonna take a while. It’s normal to take a while. You just gotta fight your way through.

– Ira Glass

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