Adventures in Creativity

Adventures in Creativity

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As we are chasing our dreams, it’s important to remember the importance of celebrating the small victories. 

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Small victories are those things that we often just brush right past because they aren’t a “big deal”. But it’s very important to be present enough to recognize the fact that we DID accomplish something, no matter how big or small it may seem. 

 

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Goals, some people love them, other people hate them. But I think there is a different way to think about them that will make a TON more sense for you. Want a clue? Think bite sized, think action, oh yeah and think spring boards. Give a listen but be warned, things get a little nerdy!

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January is the time we find ourselves looking back at the year just passed, while planning out some ideas we want to tackle in the new year. The problem is that we often spend a lot of time making diversions for ourselves so we don’t have to face our truth. 

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I’m hoping that I can give you a little boost for the new year so that when you look back at the end of 2020, you’ll be feeling like it was your b... Read more

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December 23, 2019 18 min

Being it’s the holiday season I wanted to give you something a little lighter this week that you can enjoy with your family! Hans Zimmer : Live in Prague is a shining example of how all of the hard work pays off, allowing masterful creatives to just enjoy creating at an ultra high level. 

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The Hans Zimmer : Live in Prague concert is one of my favorite concert videos of all time. Here’s what it’s all abo... Read more

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It’s a common trap that we’ve all fallen into. Social media attention and our desire for more of it starts to take over and suddenly we lose our creative voice because we are creating for the algorithm of whatever platforms we are using to share our work.

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If that wasn’t already a bummer enough, we begin to let that algorithm and how many likes/followers/shares/etc. dictate our feelings of self worth as... Read more

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December 9, 2019 22 min

What do you do when your hard work and effort does not equal your expected results?

Does that inequality mean there’s a problem with your work, your efficiency, a missing tactic/strategy?Or does it simply indicate your expectations were too high, too broad and unfocused?

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How often have you found yourself spending a ton of time planning and thinking about your next big project? Now how often do you find you stop thinking about it and are elbow deep in the doing of said project? Let’s talk about the difference.

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You can't THINK your way to PERFECTION! Only action, practice and boots on the ground/hands in the mud action, will let you fine tune and actually accomplish ... Read more

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November 25, 2019 15 min

Sometimes our creativity feels stale or unsatisfying to us. In 90% of the situations there is ONE reason why. You haven’t found a way to put your own voice into your work. This episode is all about the not so secret, secret, about how to put more of your voice into your work. 

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Our Adventures in Creativity this week lead to a terrific conversation with Fine Art, Large Format Film Photographer Alex Burke. We discuss why he chose large format film photography, the importance of connection and story within his work, why paying it forward with knowledge is essential and so much more!

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November 11, 2019 17 min

This week it’s all about how customizing your tools and workspace can help you unlock higher efficiency in your creative output. We’ll use my latest experiments in creating custom Fujifilm JPEG film simulation for truly customized photo looks straight out of camera. 

 

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We’ve heard it all before. The world doesn’t need another XYZ type of artist, there’s too many already. I call bullshit and here’s why that excuse needs to be removed from your vocabulary!

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Yesterday’s Sci-Fi Podcast

 

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We all struggle to find time for our creative pursuits. It’s a fact. So this week I’m giving you three amazing questions that you can ask yourself to improve not only your creative life, but possibly your enjoyment of life as a whole!


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Chase Jarvis and Marie Forleo Video

 

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October 21, 2019 23 min

Have you given any thought to what will happen to all of your work once you leave this world? This week’s Adventures in Creativity get a little personal as some heavy family issues have Dave thinking about what will happen to all of his creative work once he’s gone. Also, he breaks down the new Joker movie briefly to discuss some of the high points relative to creativity. 

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October 14, 2019 70 min

As a director and creative, Travis has already had an EPIC journey! Join us this episode as we chat about his creative process, the pitfalls of social media as a creative, and some of his truly inspiring and yes, EPIC, journey! Like always, the Adventures in Creativity start… now!

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The idea of a “Struggling” artist makes me want to puke every time I hear it. I touched on it last week and because I got some feedback on it I wanted to spend this episode of Adventures in Creativity explaining WHY it’s so CRITICAL that you find enjoyment in whatever you are creating. 

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Last week we talked about the concept of Original Ideas. Do they still exist? Does it matter? This week on Adventures in Creativity it’s all about some tactics, some questions you can ask yourself when you’re creating to help you find YOUR original ideas!


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Yesterday’s Sci-Fi

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September 23, 2019 9 min

Do original ideas still exist? If so do they matter? I want to share a few thoughts on the concept of original ideas with you as well as the most important factor to consider when attempting to figure out if an idea is original or not. 

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September 16, 2019 14 min

Too often today we, as creatives, spend all of our time and energy on trying to become a success. But we forget about the most important part of creativity, and humanity, and that is becoming a person of value. Let's talk about why it's more important to focus on being a person of value instead of chasing success. 

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September 9, 2019 78 min

This week I’m joined by Kevin M Smith, Author of Human Chess, as we have a conversation about his creative process, his writing, and his journey as an author. 

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This classic sci-fi/horror film is a masterful example of creating suspense through visual AND narrative means. Let’s take a look at what Alien from Ridley Scott can teach us about how to craft intense suspense in our storytelling.

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