If It’s Lovin’ That You Want (Blackedout Remix) - Rihanna
TMB: What do you think is the biggest challenge for someone who is passionate about sound design?
SL: I feel like the biggest challenge these days is to remove yourself from social media often. People get so stuck on the Internet with who to talk to and conversations to be had with people. I know I get lost in that sometimes, and I just switch it off, go into my room, and create. I feel like sometimes social networks like Instagram and Flickr make me feel so inspired and creative, but then I realize that I can get consumed with letting other people’s work fill my creative void. It’s my responsibility to let my own creative work fill that void, not let social media do it for me. You can’t borrow the ability or time to create—you have to make the time. It’s so simple, but it’s the hardest thing to do sometimes. For me, that means shutting off the lights in my studio, going through Freesound.org, and saving sounds that inspire me. I spend hours organizing clips and visualizing the sounds. You must remember to keep experimenting with your own ideas.
— Lao Tzu (via lazylucid)