I discuss my ideas with trusted friends who are generally painters, photographers and musicians to get their feedback before I start a project. Once the project is under way I ocasionally have a session with them when we look at the work prints and discuss whether the direction I'm going in is right or if I should consider a change in approach. I find these sessions are very helpful although they can be stormy for we all have strong views. The one certain thing is that I will always go in the direction that I feel is right, even if all my trusted friends think I should change and they have failed to convince me. I guess this is why they are stormy.