The Creative Process By Ron Dawson

The Creative Process from Ron Dawson on Vimeo. In This short by Ron Dawson, Musicians,Artists and Film makers discuss their creative process. A very nice insightful look. Recommended ReadingCreativityCreative Process of ‘Looper Director’ Rian JohnsonA Choreographer’s Creative ProcessIra Glass on Storytelling

Ira Glass on Storytelling

In these four short videos Ira Glass of NPR’s “This American Life” talks about what makes a great story. But more importantly he talks about his development as a story-teller. Ira speaks of the years of trial and error and development that went into his becoming the great story-teller he is today. Ira Glass on […]

Bill Evans on the Creative Process

These three videos were extracted from the movie “the Universal Mind of Bill Evans – Creative Process and self-teaching”. It’s a great glimpse into the mind of one of the greatest Jazz piano players of all time. Evans discusses his thoughts on improvising over various song frameworks and the creative process in music. These are […]

Cultivating Genius in the 21st Century

Why do so many geniuses hit the mark at the same time? Why does genius grow in clusters? Does immigration and education create genius? History has the answers. A nice article by Jonah Lehrer. T. S. Eliot once remarked, “the great ages did not contain more talent. They wasted less.” Cultivating Genius in the 21st […]

Bruce Springsteen discusses his musical roots and influences.

This is the keynote address Bruce Springsteen gives at the 2012 SXSW conference in Austin, Texas. Bruce talks very humbly about his musical roots and influences, giving song examples and comparisons of his original music to other artist. Brings to mind Kirby Ferguson’s “Everything is a Remix“. Very honest and humble. A glimpse into the […]

The Creative Process- Six Pixels of Separation, Mitch Joel

The Creative Process | Six Pixels of Separation – Marketing and … www.twistimage.com3/3/12 What do you think of when you think of creative people? Slackers? The people in the office who often wear jeans, but rarely wear socks? The ones bouncing the rubber balls off of the walls or the ones with the… Recommended ReadingCreativityCreative […]

kathy-mccullough-friday-manifesto-on-the-creative-process

A Friday Manifesto on the Creative Process. ~ Kathy McCullough … www.elephantjournal.com3/9/12 However, the creative process often involves more sweat and effort than we bargain for. Joseph Campbell tells us to “follow [our] bliss,” but more often than not that heap of happiness is one illusive devil. He plays a game of … Recommended ReadingCreativityCreative […]

Kirby Ferguson’s Everything is a Remix

This three-part series produced by Kirby Ferguson is an interesting look at the creative process. Among the topics that Kirby discusses is Copying. Copying or emulating others creative output is one of the most important foundations of creative growth. Kirby illustrates this with examples from famous authors, artists and musicians. This is a very entertaining […]

Schools Kill Creativity says Ken Robinson.

Ken Robinson speaks at TED in 2006. Robinson discusses how our modern education system stifles and discourages creativity in children. “Creativity is as important in education as literacy”. This is a greatly entertaining 20 min talk on the state of creativity in our education system today. Recommended ReadingCreativityLandscape Photography Shop Opens Online StudioCreative Process of […]

Philip Glass, A Creativity conversation at Emory.

One of the many things I liked about this clip is that Glass talks about not remembering writing his pieces. He discusses how It takes great amounts of focus and concentration to create, so much so that it’s not possible to live outside yourself at the moment or to take note of the creative process. […]