64 minutes | Dec 5, 2020

Flow is a MYTH with ELPHNT (Tom Glendinning)

#011 - Ever wondered what life is like as an Ableton certified trainer, plug-in maker, producer and educator online and on YouTube? Join Connor as he interviews Tom Glendinning (ELPHNT) about all things creative.We cover quite a few topics:Ableton certificationEducating music in the YouTube spaceOrigins of ELPHNTHow ELPHNT addresses the pain points of self-teaching musiciansWhy a laptop is more reliable than bandmatesHow old dreams make way for new onesWhy visuals are important in auditory art formsMaking a lasting initial impressionBringing attention to your creationsPlug-insHow visuals come first!What it's like for YouTube to reach out to you to make music for their libraryTeaching concepts through videoHabitsWhy flow is kind of a mythThe incredible power of short deadlinesCrafting a gripping story within a videoThe DAW-less movementWhy focussing on daily input-based goals (like making music for just 10 minutes a day) is the key to long-term creative victoryProductivity tips and techniquesThe excellence of collaborationHow collaborating makes you more accountable than if you were to work aloneBurnout and depressionLearning frustrations and how to deal with themThe negative effects of taking yourself too seriouslyDealing with external pressures to finish, upload and have your work liked and well-receivedCrazy method for beating burnoutDeleting your workWhy short, punchy tips & tricks video culture is ruining your ability to learn effectivelyHow it took Tom 10 years to get to a point of consistently appreciating his own musicMapping out the perfect self-learning planDifferent levels of self-education and their effectiveness vs costWhy style is not something you develop, but rather seek to discoverWhat advice he would give himself were he to start over againYou can learn more about the community behind Create With Us Productions or read our newsletter for creatives here:https://www.cwupcommunity.comJoin the community, hit subscribe, and keep creative!You can find this episode's show notes at:https://www.cwupcommunity.com/keepcreative/elphnt
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