The Mind needs to Create

Have you ever watched children play with Lego? Their minds are open to endless possibilities for what these square and rectangle primary colored blocks could become. It could be a skate-park, a moon-base, a sports stadium… whatever it is, their mind has travelled further than the limitations of those blocks. Their imaginations have filled in gaps, fixed potential failures and pushed the scope of Lego to ‘infinity and beyond’. When I’m teaching filmmaking to students, most, when they first arrive, want to know how exactly it is done. They want the steps, the process from A to B to Z…

Life as Art

‘Life as Art’ – it is a statement we hear and see in social media a lot, but, what does that even mean? How can life be art? My life does not seem like art, (AT ALL)! Even if I tried, I don’t think my life could be art, or maybe I’m missing something- I guess I need to start by having a definition of ‘art’ that reflects life lived. So, what is art? I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. Here is an example of this statement discussed, which goes to show some genuine thoughts but also some…

Creating… Because you have to

I didn’t initially know what to call this article, however, I did know that being a creative isn’t an option for me. I need to state I’m not talking about creating for work or a product, but just being creative for creativities sake. I believe that creating is part of who we are, we are a creative species. The thing is, we’ve got so caught up in product-driven creativity that something about the process has been lost. And, it’s such a shame.