How watching documentaries can help you find your muse
"THE OBSERVATION OF NATURE IS PART OF AN ARTIST'S LIFE, IT ENLARGES HIS FORM [AND] KNOWLEDGE, KEEPS HIM FRESH AND FROM WORKING ONLY BY FORMULA, AND FEEDS INSPIRATION"
Documentaries are made to help inform, entertain, inspire and even to change a person’s mind about a particular subject. For those who are looking for their muse, they are the perfect vessel in which to receive new ideas, enlightenment and creative direction. Next time you find yourself inspirationally stuck on a subject, try watching a documentary about it.
While they seldom top the box office charts or make to the covers of entertainment magazines, documentaries are still being made. They are still out there seeking audiences to inform, entertain, and change. They have stories to tell and things to show. They are still being made because out there, somewhere in the vast and wild media landscape, somebody still wants to watch them and, if you are currently looking for new ideas and inspiration, you should want to watch them too.
If you are looking for a good way to find your muse and to unlock the powers of your inner creativity, you might find the key in one of the many documentary features that are available to you through many different media sources. Whether you borrow it from the library, download it off of iTunes, catch it on cable, or see on public television, catching a good documentary can help give you new ideas and even change your thoughts and direction. A documentary is a perfect carrier of new ideas and opinions, and by watching them you can find yourself catching creativity.
Here are some ways that documentaries can help inspire you:
- Getting Information .
If you have a report or paper to write about a certain subject, watching documentary that somebody else made about that subject can help give you valuable information that can help better understand the thing that you are working on. For example, a documentary on Migrant workers might expose a few surprising numbers that you can use in your report on the economy
- Find Direction
Perhaps you are interested in a new hobby, such as surfing. By watching the many documentaries that have been made about this sport, you might find which direction to take and the places to visit in order to find surfing nirvana.
- Form an Opinion
Watching the latest documentary of the state of healthcare, for example, might help you form an opinion of your stance on the matter. This new outlook then might find itself turning into a new creative idea or perhaps even a new career path.
- Catch a new Idea
Watching a documentary about a subject that you know nothing about, such as a political struggle in another country or an underground society in your own, might end up giving you new ideas which you can transform into something creative.
These are just a few ways that watching a documentary can help inspire you. Next time you are seeking new logs to put on your creative fire, try watching one of these documentaries and find the right type of material to further fuel the blaze of inspiration.