Soderbergh on Creativity

Steven Soderbergh, from an interview in The Atlantic.

My attitude is, if you don’t know where the camera should go, it doesn’t matter what you’re shooting on. I’ve never been someone who has treated the capture device as the starting point for a project.

Soderbergh’s Ocean’s movies are some of my all-time favorites. I’ve also been fascinated by his career and creative output over the past decade—like learning that his two most recent films were shot with an iPhone.

This particular quote stuck with me because it captures such a universal idea on creativity. Your creative tools are a means to an end—if you don’t have the end in mind, the tools can’t get you there.