14. December 2010

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

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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6. December 2010

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Creativity is Interesting, Virtuosity is Inspiring

Creativity is Interesting, Virtuosity is Inspiring

Well… to be honest, I’m getting little tired of hearing about how creative I must be; F%$# you, I’ll be who I am – you go and be fresh and new and different, I’m going to concentrate on being a better me. I want to be a virtuoso.

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2. December 2010

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Permission to Suck 2010 Reading List w/ Author’s Video

Permission to Suck 2010 Reading List w/ Author’s Video

These are some of the titles that contributed to the thinking behind Permission To Suck. Each title is accompanied by the author’s video and a live link to the book title.

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28. November 2010

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Part 3 – Permission To Suck / Talent Zoo Interview

Part 3 – Permission To Suck / Talent Zoo Interview

Companies love predictable results because they can manage them. Creativity isn’t like that; it’s messy, surprising, and unpredictable with every stroke of brilliance. I’m much more apt to respond to a “creative culture” in a positive way than to “creative process”.

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23. November 2010

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Part II – Permission To Suck / Talent Zoo Interview

Part II – Permission To Suck / Talent Zoo Interview

I use the term creativity a lot because it’s what communicates well but it’s a little like saying, “do you believe in God?” – what the hell does that mean anyway? The safest thing is to say, yes – then define God in your own terms. “Be creative” – it’s in you, define it yourself.

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18. November 2010

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Revisiting Permission to Suck and Listening to Springsteen

Revisiting Permission to Suck and Listening to Springsteen

Early on we were lamenting about how hard it can be to try something new because after a long career there is a tendency to feel as though every new thing has to be a masterpiece. It feels as though your reputation rides on your next photo or your next song; one false move and you’re discovered for a fraud.

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9. November 2010

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Professional Ego Wrestling

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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26. October 2010

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Autonomous Linchpins Motivated to find Creativity in Liquid Networks

Autonomous Linchpins Motivated to find Creativity in Liquid Networks

My life is a trial of slow hunch and error; semi-baked ideas patiently awaiting resolution. Epiphanies are ideas that move suddenly from semi to mostly baked after a slow burn and ultimately rely on staying connected to adjacent possibilities to facilitate the serendipity of adaptive re-purposing.

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19. October 2010

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Why Do You Take Photographs?

Why Do You Take Photographs?

Call it our passion but if you’re anything like me, it’s mostly taken for granted until discovering a void. If I’m selling my value and forget my “WHY”, then my cause is lost. Here’s me starting with “WHY”.

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15. October 2010

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Branding with Authentic Poetic Faith

Branding with Authentic Poetic Faith

A good brand constitutes “poetic faith”. They tell a “semblance of the truth sufficient to procure for these shadows of imagination that willing suspension of disbelief”. The critical word here being: “willing”.

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