Taika Waititi's Creative Life

If you've watched Taika's weirdness before, you know it's brought a unique personality not only to himself but to the films that he's worked on like What We Do In The Shadows and Thor: Ragnorak. In this TED Talk, Taika Waititi advocates being weird in childhood and leaning into it for creativity purposes to lead you to creating unique stories in the future.

Takeaways

  • Keep generating stuff, even if it looks bad.
  • Pursue a wide range of mediums to express yourself.
  • Look at Rousseau art. People thought he couldn't paint, but he just didn't paint in the style of everyone at the time.
  • Keep being weird. Your weirdness can lead to great art and creativity.
  • Watch bad movies, read bad books to learn what not to do.

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