Tag Archive | "Imagination"

Making a Human Connection – David Griffin

Monday, November 23, 2009

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Making a Human Connection – David Griffin

Your frozen mental picture is attached to a narrative. Dreams feel like movies but the meaningful moment is a photograph in your mind with an ascribed story. Precise and complete recall isn’t called video graphic memory now is it? Video Presentation by David Griffin, National Geographic Magazine Director of Photography with links to Photographers featured in the presentation.

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“We Are Strip Mining Our Childrens’ Minds”

Thursday, November 19, 2009

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“We Are Strip Mining Our Childrens’ Minds”

Ask creative folks how their talent was revealed and you’ll probably hear a story of happenstance: my uncle gave me a camera, I got crayons for Christmas, my preschool teacher was a dancer or a likewise charming story of discovery. It seems as though the opportunity found them. The fit was good; Aptitude harmonizing with occasion led to passion. If only our Education System was interested in discovering talent.

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Can I Get a Witness?

Monday, October 26, 2009

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Can I Get a Witness?

Testimonials are equal exchanges: nothing is more powerful than familiarity with greatness when attempting to strengthen a network. When I ask you to like me, you feel the emotional risk immediately unless I have a network of allies sending a clear message that my greatness is authentic and tested.

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The Permission to Suck Manifesto

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

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The Permission to Suck Manifesto

Somewhere in your personal history a decision was made to forgo a “real job”; one your parents would understand. Artist, creative director, writer, musician, photographer, actor, fine artist or pick one – you got attention for a talent or liked doing it so much that there was just no room to commit significant time to a profession less flattering gratifying. You became one of them sensitive types whose ego is vulnerably bonded to their work. True objective distance is pointless but it’s best to have a survival strategy.

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Keith “KK” Barrett – World Designer

Monday, October 5, 2009

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Keith “KK” Barrett – World Designer

Good advice for marketers: When designing worlds, leave an impression that will surround the characters in the foreground, they carry their world with them. Keith KK Barrett talks about production design.

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Ben Wiggins – Beyond the “Cool” of time compression

Thursday, October 1, 2009

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Ben Wiggins – Beyond the “Cool” of time compression

I’ve seen time lapse before, who hasn’t? Maybe it’s a shaky seedling sprouting from the ground or a street scene with jittery people. Yet, there’s an emotion to Ben’s short films that I find unexpected. Not only is the still frame that captures the motion well considered but the motion itself has a power beyond the usual “cool” of time compression.

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Right or Left Brained – Jill Bolte Taylor’s Stroke of Insight

Monday, September 28, 2009

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Right or Left Brained – Jill Bolte Taylor’s Stroke of Insight

Jill Bolte Taylor has an astonishing story. At most it will change your perception of how you exist; at least it will make you think about how her research applies to you. If ever there was a “right” person to experience a stroke it was her.

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Neil Young and a video interview by Charlie Rose

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

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Like his work or not, Neal Young is fearlessly devoted to his creativity. He does what he wants without looking back to check for followers. He is singularly devoted to his creativity; it's his life not his work. He doesn’t think about being different so that his work is easily marketable. Instead, he is genuine and protects his authenticity, therefore he’s different.

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Do Different

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

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We feel before we think. We do before we feel. If logic follows, we need to do different if we are to think different. This 3 year old "Think Different" ad is a good reminder of what innovation doing different produces.

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The Creativity Cycle

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

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Originality > Innovation - a simple breakdown.

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