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- First words from Isaac: “I hope your bowels are okay.”
- I was born to missionary parents in Japan. Starting in music videos came from designing t-shirts for bands in college.
- When I first started, I took all the money that I made and re-invested it into making videos for bands.
- Creativity is supposed to be really, really hard.
- Obstacles are supposed to be part of the creative process.
- When I first started working for a production company, I thought I’d just sit back and wait for things to come to me. And you know what? I sat there for a year and did nothing.
- (Isaac showed this video describing one of the first music videos he directed.)
- The video (above) did a lot for my career. It was really cool.
- I’ll never be able to sit back and rest on my laurels. That mentality has followed me throughout my career.
- One of the biggest challenges we go through as an artist is finding our voice.
- The artists we gravitate towards are the ones we trust.
- Deep down, I think I was scared to do something I didn’t have in my wheelhouse.
- “This is just what I do!” is an excuse for not doing something that scares us.
- The video that I was afraid of, after I ended up editing it, it gave me chills and made me want to do more of it.
- I felt like I had something inside of me before and I didn’t even know. I didn’t know I could do that with my art.
- Don’t be afraid to find your voice through risks.
- I can’t measure my art by what it might achieve.
- If we focus on the goals of what we want to achieve through our art too much, it will begin to affect our creativity.
- (Just showed this video.)
- In my own life, I’ve seen areas in my art where I wanted everything planned out. I’m lucky if I get 60% of what I envisioned.
- You know what Diddy was right! (Long story.)
- I’m an agnostic when it comes to Christian art. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a piece of art that has accepted Jesus.
- What is a piece of Christian art? A lot of times Christian art is fake. It’s not really. It’s not coming from a genuine place.
- We don’t have to show the gritty side of everything. But we do have to be honest and real about it.
- There’s no wrong way to do art as long as you’re being honest.