Making It Making It #50: Daniel Stessen Posted by Katie Levine on July 3, 2012 Share: Twitter Facebook Google+ Reddit Email Riki talks with music video director Daniel Stessen about learning to make videos, sleeping on a futon and being yourself. Tags Danny Stessen, Making It, Riki Lindhome Related Posts What's New What's Trending Comic Book Club : Ben Kissel Has a Mouse podcast BLACK MIRROR Recap: “Hated in the Nation” Is a Honeycomb of Mysteries article Morgan Spurlock's RATS Will Get Under Your Skin (Review) article BUFFY Star Gives Us THE SHINING Realness in New Parody Video article We're Giving Onyx the Fortuitous His Own Show: WELCOME TO THE SHADOW ZONE video Possible WILL & GRACE Revival, Redemption for ARROW'S Damien Darhk, and More TV News article THE WALKING DEAD Premiere Had a Subtle Heartbreaking Moment You Might Have Missed article John Cleese Recapping THE WALKING DEAD Is Simply Delightful article Hyper Realistic Superhero Portraits Are Amazing and Terrifying article Comments Art says: August 28, 2012 at 1:41 pm Baboon Runner is indeed a classic! And those of us privileged to know Daniel appreciates that he lives his life the way he says–and, more importantly, he enables others the freedom to do the same. So many good parts in this, Riki, thanks to your interview skills.. Another great job. Looking forward to your next Stessen video! Courtney Blomquist says: July 21, 2012 at 1:30 pm This was such a great interview, and I really appreciated hearing the perspective of a healthy artist. I agree with so much of what Daniel is saying here, and I really admire his outlook. Thanks so much! Alec says: July 8, 2012 at 3:25 am The People-Food domain seems to have been bought up and turned into a recipe website. Does that Baboon Runner video exist anywhere on youtube or vimeo? Paul says: July 4, 2012 at 1:56 am That thing about the ears fucked me up. I hope she is Ok. Dana says: July 3, 2012 at 10:10 pm Congratulations on 50! Your positive outlook and attitude is an inspirational change of pace from the usual cynicism so prevalent everywhere else. You’re a true gem! Here’s to another 50! Thanks for staying so upbeat! GuanoLad says: July 3, 2012 at 6:02 pm I think his point about “nobody cares” is that don’t do creative works to please others, do them for yourself, and don’t obsess over the small details because ultimately they don’t really matter to anyone but you. Usually rough enough is good enough, as long as you’re doing it right, and you’ll know where that sweet spot is after some experience under your belt.