Being inspired or influenced can be a great thing. Giving you a wider mindset to a topic you might have not known about. This for some people can be a double edged sword.
Setting the scene:
You are wanting to create a film, and are looking into new ways to use the camera in creative ways.
He would research the concepts and find new ideas. Once done, he will want to incorporate them into his on inventory of skills.
He would research the concepts and find new ideas. Once doing so will also be influenced to try them. Yet will be tunnel visioned with that new idea and forget the other.
This happens a lot more that you think. When someone is excited about something new they can become bias and start the become the “thing”.
I do this all the time when reading new philosophies. I am amazed with the new findings and the only have that on my mind for a few days. Once I have finished the book I then review it with other researches to see if it could be accurate.
Using other peoples methods or finds can better your own, but make you do not become so inspired by something that all you want to do is immediate it. Become a better you not a copy of someone.