#creativity


Great… and Greater

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Saw Jobs (the movie) final­ly. This thing is a good source of inspi­ra­tion for cre­atives. One of the monologue’s that I still remem­ber is the one that Matthew Modine said (por­tray­ing John Scul­ley in the screen­cap above):

You can make a great prod­uct, but you have to con­vince peo­ple that what you’re sell­ing is greater.

This doesn’t only deal with mate­r­i­al prod­ucts per se, but our­selves.

Inspiration — Zina Nicole Lahr

Awe­some work, and per­son of light. R.I.P.

In August 2013 my friend Zina asked if I could shoot a video for her port­fo­lio. She need­ed some­thing that would show­case her work but also tell a lit­tle bit about her per­son­al­i­ty and her inter­ests. We had two days to shoot and edit so we shot an inter­view and smashed some­thing togeth­er to meet our dead­line. On Novem­ber 20, 2013 Zina passed away due to a hik­ing acci­dent in Ouray, CO. After the funer­al I revis­it­ed the footage and made this short as an attempt to cap­ture her per­son­al­i­ty and cre­ativ­i­ty. I nev­er planned to release it online but now I have a chance to share her and her cre­ations with all of you! For all who are part of the Zina Lahr love bomb, this is for you!

Music: Every­thing Is Chang­ing By Noi (found on Free Music Archive)

Source via Digg

Blend Textures In Your Instagram Photography

If you are look­ing to add a bit more extra (or explore a bit) with your Pho­tog­ra­phy, specif­i­cal­ly with Insta­gram, read on. It took me a while to track down these sources so I hope they help you find more cre­ative ways in using Insta­gram; and in the process, learn and grow more with your Pho­tog­ra­phy style.

For this post, I will be intro­duc­ing three peo­ple who are con­tribut­ing to the com­mu­ni­ty by cre­at­ing and dis­trib­ut­ing free texture/pattern/overlay packs. You prob­a­bly have seen a lot of amaz­ing images late­ly using these or a com­bi­na­tion there of.

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Why Most Ideas Get Shot Down

Michael Iva’s man­i­festo, “100 Ways to Kill a Con­cept: Why Most Ideas Get Shot Down”.

So, you’ve got an idea. A big idea. But will your idea take flight? Not if you let your con­cept be killed by all the usu­al excus­es you hear from your man­agers, your boss­es, your spouses—excuses moti­vat­ed by fear or pos­ses­sive­ness. In this wide-rang­ing man­i­festo, Iva offers you ways to per­suade some­one to embrace your idea, to not be swayed by neg­a­tive respons­es, and to uti­lize your cre­ativ­i­ty.

Here’s a list of cir­cum­stances that usu­al­ly fol­lows up once a con­cept is con­ceived:

  1. The boss won’t go for that.
  2. The lawyers won’t go for that.
  3. The accoun­tants won’t go for that.
  4. The client won’t go for that.
  5. The sales­peo­ple won’t go for that.
  6. The investors won’t go for that.
  7. So and so won’t like it.
  8. It’s not us.
  9. It won’t fit into our sys­tem.
  10. We’re not ready for that yet.
  11. I don’t think it will work.
  12. I don’t under­stand.
  13. Do you under­stand?
  14. Will any­one under­stand?
  15. What will they think of next?
  16. It’s polit­i­cal­ly incor­rect.
  17. It’s too com­pli­cat­ed.
  18. It’s too late for that now.
  19. It’s too expen­sive.
  20. We’ll lose mon­ey.
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