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Empty head
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Poland FriendlyPolak 
I'm a graphic designer and video editor. 4 or even 5 years ago I had so many ideas for animations that I couldn't even make because I didn't have that much time. Nowadays I have completely zero ideas. I turn on the program and I stare at it for 15 minutes, then I decide to delete my project because I think it's trash. Literally empty head and no ideas at all, this is making me angry and sad at the same time, I need some help guys :(
2019-02-24 00:30
#1
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Portugal NabasKi 
do something to free your mind, like going for a walk in the park or something
2019-02-24 00:32
#3
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Poland FriendlyPolak 
yeah, I'm walking almost every day for even 5 hours if i find a good playlists or something, but doesn't help :/
2019-02-24 00:33
#28
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Portugal NabasKi 
have you tried going to a psychologist?
2019-02-24 01:28
#31
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Poland FriendlyPolak 
no, I haven't
2019-02-24 01:47
#2
gob b | 
Germany Koxky 
Have you tried taking time off and giving yourself the space to come up with new ideas? If you are forcing yourself on a daily basis to try to think of something, you probably won't succeed
2019-02-24 00:32
#4
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Poland FriendlyPolak 
Really can't because it's my job. My income is mainly by video editing but I would like to make animations too because I'd get paid more
2019-02-24 00:35
#5
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Germany Stuttgart 
just quit your job and live of welfare
2019-02-24 00:36
#8
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Poland FriendlyPolak 
it's so low in Poland, i couldn't live or even survive by that
2019-02-24 00:37
#10
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Germany Stuttgart 
oh than try drugs or get new jdeas by making new experiences (other cities, nature something like that)
2019-02-24 00:39
#12
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Poland FriendlyPolak 
im regular drugs user, other cities or nature doesn't help at all
2019-02-24 00:40
what drugs
2019-02-24 00:57
#18
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Poland FriendlyPolak 
weed, codeine, nicotine, alcohol
2019-02-24 01:00
whats codeine like?
2019-02-24 01:10
#24
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Poland FriendlyPolak 
it makes you very chill, feels like in clouds, first time i took it i couldn't feel my legs, hands etc.
2019-02-24 01:12
ty
2019-02-24 01:19
#27
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Poland FriendlyPolak 
but remember, using codeine you make tolerance, it means you'll have to use more to get the same effect and its really addictive, be careful with that
2019-02-24 01:21
use lsd or shrooms
2019-02-25 21:39
#82
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Poland FriendlyPolak 
i don't know where i can get clear and the best lsd from
2019-02-25 21:40
Go for a walk, maybe travel to other city, speak with other ppl
2019-02-24 00:37
#11
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Poland FriendlyPolak 
Definitely will travel somewhere soon, but I don't think it will help tho, I was on a trip in the Netherlands 3 months ago but still nothing
2019-02-24 00:39
#7
dupreeh | 
Albania Rawii 
Try LSD It will wake up your inner creativity
2019-02-24 00:37
#9
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Poland FriendlyPolak 
Was thinking about it but i don't wanna try any new drugs at the moment
2019-02-24 00:38
actully really good idea
2019-02-24 01:19
#13
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Poland FriendlyPolak 
bumpo
2019-02-24 00:44
#14
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Poland FriendlyPolak 
bump
2019-02-24 00:48
#15
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Poland FriendlyPolak 
fml ;/
2019-02-24 00:53
#51
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Poland FriendlyPolak 
bump
2019-02-24 21:31
No inspiration, you should do something different for a while and fresh your life up. Routine kills it. Watch other colleagues.
2019-02-24 00:55
#19
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Poland FriendlyPolak 
I'm working at home, don't really know what to do with my life
2019-02-24 01:01
Just do the stroll, meet relatives, try othee kinds of art, painting. Anything new will help. Get out of your comfort zone.
2019-02-24 01:03
#21
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Poland FriendlyPolak 
alright, will try
2019-02-24 01:04
Find inspiration again if you love it you will
2019-02-24 01:05
#35
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Poland FriendlyPolak 
I'm literally craving the inspiration for months :/
2019-02-24 13:30
#29
oskar | 
Czech Republic Skeng_ 
smoke some weed
2019-02-24 01:29
#36
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Poland FriendlyPolak 
I'm a regular smoker
2019-02-24 13:31
#30
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Lithuania Sedge 
try to make something that you think is cool, for example I wish I had the ability to animate a fight scene or battle... sword choreography or something like that
2019-02-24 01:30
#37
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Poland FriendlyPolak 
there is a problem because everything I make I think is trash, I've got very high standards just for myself
2019-02-24 13:32
#43
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Lithuania Sedge 
it's probably not trash, you're just a perfectionist... I had the same issue when I was learning how to draw, I wanted every line to be perfect and there with reason but sometimes you need to create trash to refine it later on into something more desirable
2019-02-24 15:32
#45
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Poland FriendlyPolak 
well, will try to not delete something again, thanks for the tip ;)
2019-02-24 16:05
#32
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Germany uRaguuu 
watch anime
2019-02-24 01:50
#38
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Poland FriendlyPolak 
hate it
2019-02-24 13:32
I am video editor as well and can I say it happens sometimes. 1.Don't think negatively. Just think that some-when ideas will come to you. 2.Think what can you edit. For example I am making CS:GO Fragmovies and firstly I thought that I just recorded frags and thats it, but no. I just thought what I need and *BAM* there are a lot of things I need/want to do. For example, intro with cool animations, now I am making lowerthirds and just searching for some nice effects on youtube. 3.Fresh your mind, or watch some amazing videos with your theme. If you make for example cartoons. Watch some and grab some ideas and make them better (Because you always can). I am watching CS:GO fragmovies a lot and yeah grabbing some ideas from others, but I am upgrading them or showing them from other side.
2019-02-24 01:55
#40
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Poland FriendlyPolak 
Alright man, thank you for ideas, appreciate it :)
2019-02-24 13:33
#34
pronax | 
Russia ShadTH 
make battle leonardo vs. karai with metal music 😎😎😎
2019-02-24 02:07
#41
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Poland FriendlyPolak 
what?
2019-02-24 13:34
#39
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Europe Boi_xD 
sport, concerts, pr0ns?
2019-02-24 13:33
#42
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Poland FriendlyPolak 
naah :/
2019-02-24 13:34
Well what kind of ideas are you looking for? Like frag movies or what?
2019-02-24 15:37
#46
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Poland FriendlyPolak 
more animations
2019-02-24 16:05
I'd say think about what kind of animation you'd want to do and what group of people you want to direct the animation towards.
2019-02-24 16:22
#48
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Poland FriendlyPolak 
i mean, mostly first i make them, then i sell them
2019-02-24 19:59
lmao what kinda animations do you create, like for what purpose and what are they supposed to look like
2019-02-24 23:55
#72
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Poland FriendlyPolak 
introductions, outros, lower thirds etc. its really hard for someone to find my projects since im not popular so i sell them to companies which then they sell animations
2019-02-24 23:58
burnout syndrome... currently i have the same problem
2019-02-24 20:09
#50
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Poland FriendlyPolak 
by what is it caused?
2019-02-24 21:18
you work too much, try to enjoy life and experience new things. then inspiration will come back. if you need to work to pay for food this month then rip
2019-02-24 21:34
#53
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Poland FriendlyPolak 
this is my job, luckily I can live by only editing videos but i would like to get inspirations for new animations to get paid more
2019-02-24 21:36
well if you look carefully at my flag you might realize another way to get inspiration
2019-02-24 21:37
#56
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Poland FriendlyPolak 
you know im regular smoker but that doesn't change anything at all
2019-02-24 21:37
get out of your comfort zone, if you do stuff you havent done before, it engages your brain, you will dream about it, and somewhere in your mind you will use new experience to generate new ideas. go travel or take a completely different job or read a bunch of books.
2019-02-24 21:39
#59
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Poland FriendlyPolak 
i will start with the travel, thanks for your help mate, appreciate that :)
2019-02-24 21:41
im working on my bachelor work to get degree, im sitting over books yet i just cant get full sentence out of my head
2019-02-24 21:36
take a year off or half a year and do dumb work and come back later once you realize what a gift it is that you are able to study and read books written by very smart people over many centuries, just so you can make a lot of money by writing and talking instead of having to do actual labor also maybe take it easy on the caffeine
2019-02-24 21:43
#60
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Poland Snaiips 
same polak same, btw can you show your work
2019-02-24 21:42
#63
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Poland FriendlyPolak 
wish i could, will search for some that i have uploaded cuz i usually don't upload
2019-02-24 22:04
#65
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Poland FriendlyPolak 
actually i won't show you cuz its trash :/ they're year old or smth
2019-02-24 22:06
#68
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Poland Snaiips 
so what, everyone starts as a newbie
2019-02-24 23:11
#69
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Poland FriendlyPolak 
gifs.com/gif/intro-JyZnBl this one for example
2019-02-24 23:26
#70
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Poland Snaiips 
Not bad not bad, always wanted to make my own intro for YT, end up with a template smh
2019-02-24 23:52
#74
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Poland FriendlyPolak 
im making my project now and my friends think its ok but i think its shit, maybe my standards are too high? :/ wtf is wrong with me
2019-02-25 00:05
#75
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Poland Snaiips 
For sure, I have the same problem,people says my edits are sick but still I think its dogshit and I could do better
2019-02-25 01:05
#61
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Portugal Zedonp 
imo you just need a time off or a hobby project. Smt you don't really expect to be good but will do anyway for fun or to try new things. Also you can ask people here on hltv for ideas and try to make them yourself, maybe it'ill get your mojo back
2019-02-24 21:45
#64
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Poland FriendlyPolak 
will try, i dont think people here will help me cuz most of them are trolls
2019-02-24 22:05
#66
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Portugal Zedonp 
prob right, just keep strong
2019-02-24 22:06
youtube.com/watch?v=rk0xPt1_A00 heres some cool effect smb made in after effects, gave me a bunch of ideas but judging from other comments you spend too much time at home humans are very social animals, try to meet new people, maybe by volunteering for 1-2 hours a day make new contacts/friends it boosts your confidence a lot and you get more creative for sure
2019-02-24 21:57
#67
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Poland FriendlyPolak 
well, will try
2019-02-24 22:08
#73
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Slovakia ywix 
i was once smart...when i was younger.But now i cannot imagine anything.I close my eyes and i see nothing.2 years ago i had some weed and closed my eyes and i saw everything that i wanted to...i am not a smoker of weed i had it only couple times...i ithink that the problem is my phone...when i am bored i am still staring at it...hltv,facebook,twitter,reddit,news. Do you think i am this dumb from the phone...i am traveling to and from work for an hour...i ve tried to just look from window and think about something.I was just talking in my head.It helps me a lot...i dont know why i am typing this just sharing my point of view.
2019-02-25 00:03
#76
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Poland FriendlyPolak 
i feel you man, i dont know why weed doesn't help me, im regular smoker and it does nothing, im also using other drugs and there might be issue, i dont really known what happend to me
2019-02-25 10:46
#77
ZywOo | 
France ZywHere 
Work on technics, i draw/paint/graphic design and when i work on improve my skill in a special technics it almost always give me idea on what i can to do with it.
2019-02-25 10:52
#78
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Poland FriendlyPolak 
this, actually really helpful, maybe the technics is the key to success
2019-02-25 16:26
take lsd and go. most big artists from the past had drug problems.
2019-02-25 16:31
#80
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Poland FriendlyPolak 
i have a drugs problem right now :(
2019-02-25 21:38
hang out with people, make a weekly schedule and follow it, read. stop doing drugs. easier said than done obv.
2019-02-25 21:55
#84
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Poland FriendlyPolak 
will try to stop using drugs, don't have many friends to hang out, I have anxiety and its difficult for me to make new friends
2019-02-25 22:02
ideas come from interaction with others. if you sit at home alone all day, nothing new can enter your world. drugs make this worse because they keep you from experiencing life, i bet you do them out of pure boredom. so just find some shit to do and interact with other humans. set minor goals, like run 2-5km a day, read 150 pages of good book a day, etc. get your auto license. learn shit, any shit youre interested in. take a holiday somewhere warm and sunny. find a sport/activity you truly enjoy, and go train it at a club - there you can meet people you already have something in common with. it's hard, but it's way easier as it seems. breaking the ice and actually doing something new takes a huge weight off your chest. as for anxiety... noone likes jumping in cold water, but the swimming makes it worth :)
2019-02-26 12:20
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