Bela Lampert

Optioned Screenwriter
Yoga Instructor

My Creativity Spark

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My Creativity Spark

Sometimes when I feel I need a little inspiration I will watch a short video that inspires me, for example a movie trailer. Or I will turn on a great motion picture score.

Sometimes I watch other writers talk about their work.

One of my favorite videos in this regard is from the “Creativity Spark” series from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (also known as the “Oscars”). It features Dustin Lance Black (screenwriter of “Milk”, “J. Edgar”), giving us a glimpse into his working routine.

My greatest take away from this video is what he says about characters. He says, you shouldn’t try to make them relatable, but instead try to make them unique. And unique – to him – means specific. And that specificity comes from research.

You can find the video here on YouTube:

Just wanted to let you know, this has helped me a lot

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