Great advice on making your creation match your vision
Here’s one of the best descriptions of the practical side of creating something with teams. It starts at 31:00, where Charlie Rose is asking Quentin Tarantino what Terry Gilliam told him before Reservoir Dogs on how to get the vision in your head on the screen.
Here’s a loose transcript of his answer:
As a director, you don’t have to do that. Your job is to hire talented people who can do that. You hire a cinematagrapher who can get the quality shot…you hire a talented costume designer to get the color you need….YOUR job is explaining your vision, articulating to them what you want on the screen.
This advice can be applied to any collaborative exercise. But it all starts with a vision.