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Artistic advice is good, and is a good measure for how open you are to have another set of eyes look over your work, on a technical or creative level. But like with most anything else, it runs the risk of entailing baser motivations depending on the speaker: Power plays, ego trips, and ways to not only categorize you but to keep you in the very place the advice or critique on a surface level is supposed to raise you up from.

Easiest way out of that is to commit the Genetic Fallacy: Consider the speaker first. A broken clock can be right twice a day, but the main point here is to identify who is doing the speaking, to separate the advice from the advisor. It's not worth getting hung up on every do and don't from every quarter, given that every artistic goal out there is likely not going to mesh with your own, much less overlap in some area or other. Most folks are likely going to have no idea what motivates you, interests you, even in some cases if they've known you for awhile. Most folks aren't physicians when it comes to anything, much less getting you in better shape to improve on whatever it is you do. And there are plenty of didacts out there, managerial or otherwise, who are more than willing to get you spinning your wheels so as to satisfy some need or goal of theirs, while burning you out in the process. Are those temple steps that they're ascending, or a ladder? Because only one inclines gradually and allows for others to be alongside in the ascent without being pushed out or stepped on. And only one doesn't require others to stay put below while steadying the base.

Maybe that's a bit utopian to expect a wider path to be anything but hierarchically disorganized while everyone is climbing it, or that a narrow path can entail honest ascent without greedily shoving out others (not to mention that steps are set in stone, while a ladder is adjustable). But I think once you consider someone's aims, their goals - or as is likely, their industry institutionalization - you can probably better consider whether you'll come closer to your goal given you take their advice and internalize it.

And note, internalize. This should probably go for the whole process of consideration as well. Keep thy own council.

As always, this is all off the cuff, and not thought out.


~NB: I get that the Genetic Fallacy is about writing off the argument via writing off the speaker. But take the above as a sort of skim milk version of the fallacy, G.F. Lite: Consider the argument on its own at whatever point, but gauge initially on the one doing the speaking / advising. The Athenians and (I'm guessing) Freud had it right in that most folks are motivated by interest, usually their own first and foremost; this is why you have to separate the wheat from chaff before wasting energy on every truth claim uttered by every Tom, Dick and Harry, since most are of the second moniker in character and ready to flex the first chance they get. In Aristotelian rhetorical terms, you have to base the deliberative value of the advice given (i.e., will it benefit or harm you in the end) ultimately on the deliberative conclusions of that advice, but your initial judgement is likely going to be off the entire suite of "Cui bono?" considerations that are epideictic (is the speaker honorable and trustworthy) and forensic (are the things spoken actually based on honestly relayed experience and experiences).

TL;DR: Develop your BS Radar. Preferably by not being over-eager or a production hero.



~NBB: ...Well that was interesting. Spent a while paragraph saying some things aren't worth spending a whole lot of time thinking over.

And in my best Mike Stoklasa voice: "Now think about *that*, you mutherf*cker, you!"

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cogwurx Featured By Owner May 6, 2018  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you for the :+fav:!
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cogwurx Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2018  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you for the :+fav:!
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ShaunONeil Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Filmographer
hey buddy! congratulations on the new gig! hope it's as awesome as it sounds;)
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Khylov Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Thank you much sir. So far, so good. Haven't gotten to any zombies yet - should be next week - but have had plenty of car scenes.
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e1n Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional Filmographer
howdy!
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Khylov Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
All I have to say is: Batman Tag.
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e1n Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional Filmographer
i thought you might like this cuz of that worm-like creature in prometheus [link]
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Khylov Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Actually, I was thinking either this: [link]

Or this: [link]

Granted, the latter is more frightening.
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athas Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Professional Artist
Your work is really unique and inspiring. Love the storyboards.
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KillToThrill Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
Awesome art, loved it and love your style.
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