How to Generate Ideas

This morning in my web multimedia class a student was having a difficult time coming up with an idea for the next class project: to tell a story with a main character, a beginning, a middle, and an end. While the objective of the project was firmly set and relatively straightforward, the initial process of ideation… Continue reading How to Generate Ideas

6.5 Ways To Start And Finish A Documentary Film Project

Post originally appeared on BlogWorld.com (6.5 Ways To Start And Finish A Documentary Film) For the past year, I have been working on an online documentary video series called Innovators of Vancouver that documents leaders of vision, passion and action throughout my hometown of Vancouver, WA. Each episode is 5-10 minutes and combines a filmed… Continue reading 6.5 Ways To Start And Finish A Documentary Film Project

Make Better Videos, Part 3: Remember The Passionate Beginning

Post originally appeared on BlogWorld.com (Make Better Videos, Part 3: Remember The Passionate Beginning) Ask any working filmmaker a simple question: “what movie would you make if you could, right now?” After a second or two, you will most likely hear an accurate and intricate description of the movie that plays in his or her… Continue reading Make Better Videos, Part 3: Remember The Passionate Beginning

Creativity Is Action

The people that I consider my heroes all have the same character traits: they not only dream big dreams, but they act upon those dreams and bring them to life. Heroes Of Action In 2008, I traveled to The Gambia, Africa to produce a documentary on the construction of a school building for an organization… Continue reading Creativity Is Action

Creativity Is Education

To Whom It May Concern: You may not remember me, but I’m your creativity. I died when you stopped learning about new techniques and technologies, relying solely upon your past experience. It was a slow death because at first you had something to prove, so you needed to back up your bravado and ego with results.… Continue reading Creativity Is Education

Creativity Is Imagination

Have you ever caught yourself dreaming? Of places you’ve never seen before? About combinations of existing objects that would create the unknown and new? Or the unlimited variety of mediums on your magical palette of sounds, images, words, textures and tastes? About the possibilities of life? The endless bounds of technology and progress? About a… Continue reading Creativity Is Imagination