This short film by Danny Gregory is about the Oblique Strategies of avant garde musician Brian Eno. It suggests various another way to break your creative process and introduce fresh ideas. Oblique Strategies started as a deck of cards, each containing a suggestion to launch you into a new direction and shake up your creative process. Danny references Lars Von Triers’ documentary The Five Obstructions which is about a similar process he undertook with his friend Jorgen Leth to shake up Jorgen’s filmmaking.
If you’re interested in introducing some new ideas into your own process, you can also check out the Oblique Strategies app. Draw a digital card to move you into all sorts of new creative directions.
— Amanda Rentschler