The Art Of Simplicity
My father worked in TV. Think magic, variety, game shows. He worked with some huge stars of the time.
I remember him pointing out that one comedian who made funny mistakes on the piano, was, in fact, incredibly talented at playing. In rehearsal they would warm up with the most complex of pieces before playing awfully for laughs on live TV a few minutes later.
People will tell you to keep it simple, and it’s great advice, but you need to know enough first. Do your research, talk to people who have been there and done it, then trust your instincts, pick a clear plan, and get to work.
Whenever I’m stuck I think — what am I trying to do here? Can I sum it up in three points, two, even one? That’s where I’ll start again from.