With any form of production, there are key elements that should be remembered to help produce the best work possible.
Seek To Be A Master In Your Craft
Mastery of any art takes desire, dedication, time, and constant learning. An everyday effort should be put forth to improve your skill set and build knowledge in your craft. It is said that after 10,000 hours of persistent work in your field of choice, you will be an expert in that area. In production, after you have labored for 10,000 hours in your field, you become competent in that area and some of your best work can be revealed. Eat, sleep, sweat, and bleed your craft.
Seek a Mentor
While the journey to master your craft can be hard, the road is easier with someone who has already made the trek. Reach out to those who have mastered your art and learn from them. Ask relevant questions about the struggles you are facing, and don’t be afraid to seek advice. One day the student will become the teacher.
Seek to Produce
You are your biggest critic. Use that to push your work to new heights and achieve better quality, but do not discourage yourself. Strive for excellence, not perfection, then release your work for others to see and enjoy. There is no greater shame than holding back what you have created.