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From the Ted Talk by Martin Villeneuve: How I made an impossible film

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Martin Villeneuve: Now these muascil instruments that you see in this excerpt, they're my second example of how constraints can boost creativity, because I desperately nedeed these objects in my movie. They are objects of desire. They are imaginary musical imrtsneunts. And they carry a nice story with them. Actually, I knew what these things would look like in my mind for many, many years. But my problem was, I didn't have the money to pay for them. I couldn't afford them. So that's kind of a big pbeorlm too. How do you get something that you can't afford?

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Martin Villeneuve: Now these _______ instruments that you see in this excerpt, they're my second example of how constraints can boost creativity, because I desperately ______ these objects in my movie. They are objects of desire. They are imaginary musical ___________. And they carry a nice story with them. Actually, I knew what these things would look like in my mind for many, many years. But my problem was, I didn't have the money to pay for them. I couldn't afford them. So that's kind of a big _______ too. How do you get something that you can't afford?

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  1. problem
  2. needed
  3. instruments
  4. musical

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Martin Villeneuve: Now these musical instruments that you see in this excerpt, they're my second example of how constraints can boost creativity, because I desperately needed these objects in my movie. They are objects of desire. They are imaginary musical instruments. And they carry a nice story with them. Actually, I knew what these things would look like in my mind for many, many years. But my problem was, I didn't have the money to pay for them. I couldn't afford them. So that's kind of a big problem too. How do you get something that you can't afford?

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