It is important to preserve the opportunity to surprise yourself and to prove to yourself that you're better than you think. I think you don't need to prove it to someone else.
On narrative structure:
I think the atmosphere is more important. Something that you feel rather than what you see in detail, in pixels. There is something between it all.
In the words of Sergei Eisenstein after the junction of 2 frames you get their product, not their sum. The universe has 3 coordinates but there are new dimensions revealed in the perception!
His use of color takes my breath away:
(via Coudal Partners)