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Scott Snibbe, interactive artist & designer of apps for Passion Pit & Bjork, is doing a Reddit AMA - Ask a question
“I have always considered that with all the setbacks I had, the fact that I didn’t give up is maybe the one thing in my life that I am most proud of,” he says. “I just knew I would live a life of unfulfilment if I didn’t keep trying.
“So I just kept at it and by the time I wrote Reservoir Dogs it was time. It was time. And then as much as everything else was just this huge build-up to this tremendous let-down, this was…” He pauses, holding the next word in his mouth, relishing the feel of it, “…easy! I wrote the script quickly and we were making the film in, like, seven months.” The movie premiered to acclaim at the 1992 Sundance film festival, securing Tarantino’s reputation, at the age of 29, as one of the most exciting new talents in the business. “It was,” he says, “the complete utter payoff of perseverance.”
Tarantino, Anderson, and the Coen brothers talk about their first feature films
Creative Collision: Branding is Everything
Artist inspired question: How important is branding? Type treatment? Icon? Is there a brand of an artist that stands out to you in your mind?
“You need to have a concept, something you’re trying to communicate,” says Cabell Harris of WORK Labs on branding. Harris believes that by bringing yourself into your work and “[making] the brand inviting,” people will ultimately want to “spend more time with [your] brand.”
Check out more about this video in blog post on The Lab: HERE
Neil Gaiman Addresses the University of the Arts Philly Class of 2012
Say “no” to projects that take you further from rather than closer to your own creative goals, however flattering or lucrative.
Something Big Something Small - Aurel Schmidt
I’m good at making money, but I’m also really good at saying no to people and not giving them what they want, which, paradoxically, I think is a key to making money and being successful. Because if you give people what they want all the time, then what’s left for them to want?
You have to keep having goals. You can’t just hang around with people who think you’re cool; you have to constantly want to expand your peer group–to be around smart and talented people who challenge you.
Read full Interview with Aurel Schmidt by Slutever [read]
Genius is not about scoring 1600 on the SATs, mastering fourteen languages at the age of seven, finishing Mensa exercises in record time, having an extraordinarily high I.Q., or even about being smart. After considerable debate initiated by J. P. Guilford, a leading psychologist who called for a scientific focus on creativity in the sixties, psychologists reached the conclusion that creativity is not the same as intelligence. An individual can be far more creative than he or she is intelligent, or far more intelligent than creative.
Geniuses think productively, not reproductively. When confronted with a problem, they ask “How many different ways can I look at it?”, “How can I rethink the way I see it?”, and “How many different ways can I solve it?” instead of “What have I been taught by someone else on how to solve this?”
How Geniuses Think: Thumbnail descriptions of the thinking strategies commonly used by creative geniuses.
You may not be a Picasso or Mozart but you don’t have to be. Just create to create. Create to remind yourself you’re still alive. Make stuff to inspire others to make something too. Create to learn a bit more about yourself.
5 manifestos for the creative life
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