misc Where do good ideas come from?

I'm the type of person who absolutely loves using every idea I ever have in some way, but the thing is, I find it hard to come up with good ideas, especially with film. They just don't come as naturally for me as they do for other things. What are some good ways to brainstorm good ideas, and where should I look when trying to come up with ideas? I pretty much just make short films cause y'know, I'm a broke high schooler, so that might be something to take into consideration. Sorry if this is the wrong place to post, I'm still getting used to the site lol
 

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We can sort the serious answers from the ridiculous.
 

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Recently I had this idea that's pretty awesome, i'm excited about it.
It's about a young boy that is shocked by a sudden invitation to go to wizard school.

I think people are gonna love it. Trying to figure out where I got the idea tho...
Okay okay it was inspired by harry potter, I admit it.
 
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Recently I had this idea that's pretty awesome, i'm excited about it.
It's about a young boy that is shocked by a sudden invitation to go to wizard school.

I think people are gonna love it. Trying to figure out where I got the idea tho...
Okay okay it was inspired by harry potter, I admit it.
How about ......

a story of man named Jed, poor mountaineer barely kept his family fed. Then, one day, he was out shooting at some food, out through the ground came the bubbling crude.

Oil, that is, black gold, Texas tea.

Well, the next thing you know old Jed's a millionaire, ol' kin folks "Jed, get outta there ......."

What do you think? ;)
 
I'm the type of person who absolutely loves using every idea I ever have in some way, but the thing is, I find it hard to come up with good ideas, especially with film. They just don't come as naturally for me as they do for other things. What are some good ways to brainstorm good ideas, and where should I look when trying to come up with ideas? I pretty much just make short films cause y'know, I'm a broke high schooler, so that might be something to take into consideration. Sorry if this is the wrong place to post, I'm still getting used to the site lol
Just stay observant. Study people and situations. I'd stop looking for good ideas though. From my experience, good ideas just happen, plus I'm pretty sure that every bad film out there started because someone thought they had a good idea. The point is that you never know. My advice is tell stories that appeal to you then let other people decide if you had a good idea or not.
 
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