Let's take the word 'experiment'.
Seems a lesson to be continually learned is that with a work of creativity comes an attempt to impress, nurture admiration, impart positive emotions and share the up-side of improvisation.
This is a a process- evidently.
For instance, to ask an opinion from another as to the 'quality', correctness and even the level of talent regarding something I create is a two edged sword.
On the one side of the blade, it can carve off a slice of a wonderful entree, or it is capable of viscously cutting away the over-confident side of my concept of a successful rendition.
Perhaps the lesson of not wanting to hear the 'less-than' critique is that if I don't want to hear any negative comment(s), then I should not ask.
Yet, without the willingness to hear another verdict, than one I would hope to hear, there would be much less objectivity.
That is, without daring to hear another's perspective which is honest and forthright I am not only fooling myself, but the worst part of this scenario would be that I am unwilling to stretch and grow- to shy away from and not accept the challenge to improve through more experimentation.
Growing pains are good- right?
The moral of this idea is, "Go ahead, take the risk of seeking another's honest opinion of your works, no matter if it is film, drawing, acting, or whatever you are pursuing.
What we all have is the option to persevere and improve beyond our own perspectives and self-criticism- including self-aggrandizement.
Nature can, and will never create the same clouds in the sky. It is a once in a moments existence. Make the most of your 'storm's and know that they are all part of the nature of getting better at whatever you do.
Ask and let someone tell. As an artist, you will be better off for it . . . . that's what I tell myself.