Back when I was in film school we often had to put our little films up on the big screen for all to see, and for all to critique.
The problem with most criticism is it’s often given based on the movie others want to see, not necessarily based on the message you want to convey.
Good criticism takes into consideration where you are in your life and what you’re trying to achieve.
We’re all writing our own life stories and taking feedback along the way.
Make sure you’re selective about who you take criticism from.
Most people are just out to craft your story so that it fits neatly into theirs.
Listen to those who take your unique situation into consideration and ignore the rest.
Make your own movie.
by Jason Lam