Over coffee one Saturday afternoon my friend told me about a This American Life segment in which  Ira Glass spoke about the art of storytelling. I had been moaning about being in a creative rut and unhappy with the work that I had produced recently, so when I got home decided to search for the segment and  came across this beautiful visual accomplishment to the quote by Daniel Sax.

Daniel discusses the project stating:

I think it was at springtime 2012, when I came across David Shiyang Lius lovely piece of work about Ira Glass. It was the most inspiring and motivating video, I have ever seen in my life. I watched it over and over again, listened to Ira Glass’ voice and told myself, that I am not the only person who is constantly disappointed about the gap between ones taste and ones skills. Later on in 2012 I decided to do an own filmed version of Iras interview – use my own language to tell his message. It took me about a year from concept to upload.

I made it for myself and for anybody who is in doubt with his creative career. I also think that Ira Glass’ message isn’t only limited to the creative industry. It can be applied to everyone who starts out in a new environment and is willing to improve.



 The Gap by Ira Glass