DCP 212: Where Do Creative Ideas Come From?
This year I’ve published 31 episodes of the Digital Convergence Podcast. If there is anything to be learned from these podcast episodes this year it’s that gear will only get you so far. Most cameras made today are good–even the iPhone in your pocket. Video editor Chris Fenwick called the iPhone a “studio in our hands.” With such power and quality available to us, there’s no reason to agonize over what camera to buy. In essence, there’s nothing left to pixel peep because all pixels are pretty good.
So now that we’ve got gear angst out of the way, in 2017 and beyond, we can move on and focus on creating. You are first and foremost a creative.
Imagination trumps gear.
The creative process begins with an idea. Where do creative ideas come from? In this last episode of 2016, I explore this question and examine the creative process through a series of interview clips that feature filmmaker and director David Lynch, actor and comedian Gene Wilder, director and explorer James Cameron, composer and performer Yanni, musician and founder of The Black Eyed Peas will.i.am, producer and musician Brian Eno, and author, lecturer, and education expert Sir Ken Robinson. Their thoughts on where creative ideas originate, the creative process, creative failure, and overcoming creative discouragement will inspire you to expand your creative horizons no matter what your situation is in life, or the gear and software you have, in the year ahead.
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Interviews on Creativity
Hitchcock's Definition of Happiness: https://youtu.be/14dOICbwSIs
Gene Wilder on Creativity (from CTForum.org) https://youtu.be/4gG3ludjkMs
James Cameron Interview on Creativity | Montréal 2014: https://youtu.be/duEyYGqWFt8
Yanni: Illustrating the Creative Process: https://youtu.be/xQJ21n9LDHo
will.i.am on Creativity | American Genius (from National Geographic): https://youtu.be/yEnVShUZXks
Brian Eno by Alfred Dunhill: https://youtu.be/5mqtc2Z3K8o
Brian Eno & Steven Johnson On Art (from How We Get To Next): https://youtu.be/RMU5nhpb4LE
Sir Ken Robinson on creativity and education: https://youtu.be/fKaGExyFOR0
Steve Johnson’s How We Get To Next: https://howwegettonext.com
The amazing people featured on Digital Convergence Podcast in 2016
Justin DeMers and Ray Tsang: DCP 185: Team of One Filmmaking with Justin DeMers and Ray Tsang
Rick Delgado: DCP 188: Director and Cinematographer Rick Delgado
Mathew Farrell: DCP 193: The Karakoram Anomaly - With Mathew Farrell
Soundstripe: DCP 189: Soundstripe Co-Founder Micah Sannan
Jason Been: DCP 192: Jason Been - Imagecraft Productions
Brent Barbano of Sharegrid: DCP 196: Am I Getting Paid Enough? - Part 3
Dave Dugdale: DCP 203: Dave Dugdale on Sony and Canon
Kris Simmons: DCP 194: Am I Getting Paid Enough? (With Kris Simmons)
Joseph Olson: DCP 199: Joseph Olson on Crushing it on YouTube
Ben Bruton-Cox: DCP 198: No Country for Old Men with Canon EOS 5D Mark IV's