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Love it beyond reason ’cause any resonable person would quit.

7. December 2011

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Love it beyond reason ’cause any resonable person would quit.

"Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart." - Steve Jobs

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The Art of Idea Execution

3. March 2011

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The Art of Idea Execution

According to Frans Johansson, research tells us that the single strongest correlation between innovator success is the number of ideas they try to make happen. Example: Einstein published 240 unreferenced papers. That’s 240:1.

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“Stand the Test” – music video

18. February 2011

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“Stand the Test” – music video

It’s unavoidable really. Whenever I picked up my iPhone, point and shoot, or DSLR as a still shooter, I also had a video camera in my hand. There is good and bad of course but that really doesn’t matter does it? It just is. Deal with it. The old adage, “if you can’t beat’em, join’em” gets new life.

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Hamilton Jewelers DSLR Video Shoot w/ Director’s Production Notes

14. December 2010

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Hamilton Jewelers DSLR Video Shoot w/ Director’s Production Notes

In this post, friend to Permission to Suck, Director/DP David McCarty describes in detail a micro budget DSLR shoot he Directed for Hamilton Jewelry complete with the finished video.

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Professional Ego Wrestling

9. November 2010

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Professional Ego Wrestling

Professional creatives perform a near constant wrestling match with ego. In crowded fields of talent, ego is all at once responsible for relentlessly pushing a creative vision and crushing it to death.

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Why Do You Do What You Do; Why Should I Care?

12. October 2010

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Why Do You Do What You Do; Why Should I Care?

“Why” is your deepest inside stuff. If you don't know why you do what you do, how can you expect others to believe in you; why should they care? Actions without a cause don’t accumulate followers.

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Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Julian Lennon

5. October 2010

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From Sunday Morning’s interview on CBS, “Look around you, if those who have it tougher than you can get on, the least you can do is honor them by doing it yourself.”

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Crowdsourcing is Corporate Jargon

27. September 2010

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Crowdsourcing is Corporate Jargon

Crowdsourcing is tainted so let's gift it to corporations for their Power Point presentations. It's Jargon. It's not evil, but let’s get real, crowdsourcing isn’t innovation as much as novelty. We need to look past crowdsourcing.

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Why Tell a Story Instead of Taking a Picture?

23. September 2010

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Why Tell a Story Instead of Taking a Picture?

Don’t you add photos after the story is written? Don’t book covers illustrate the book? My ongoing professional evolution as a photographer is from communicator to storyteller.

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Flashing the Middle Finger at the Dreaded Middle

29. August 2010

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Flashing the Middle Finger at the Dreaded Middle

I’m screwed. The flight is full. I need to go where I’m going but there are only middle seats. Isle seat gate keepers refuse to look me in the eye. Creativity has a middle seat and as with airlines, you never want to be in it.

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