Mid-Week Coffee Break for the Fourth of July

Posted On July 4, 2007

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The 6 Myths Of Creativity [lifehack.org] – This article busts some creativity myths, such as time pressure fuels creativity and competition beats collaboration.

In our diary study, people often thought they were most creative when they were working under severe deadline pressure. But the 12,000 aggregate days that we studied showed just the opposite: People were the least creative when they were fighting the clock. In fact, we found a kind of time-pressure hangover — when people were working under great pressure, their creativity went down not only on that day but the next two days as well. Time pressure stifles creativity because people can’t deeply engage with the problem. Creativity requires an incubation period; people need time to soak in a problem and let the ideas bubble up.

Directing Methods – Different types of directing methods cinematographer David Mullen, ASC, has encountered, with specifics to organization. He says the best piece of advice he received was “Know your first week backwards and forwards.” For Film School that should probably be know your first day, which isn’t such a hard task.

Build your own underwater camcorder housing – Very simple solution, though lacks the ability to control the camera. And you better hope the rubber gaskets still work.

Digital Domain Demo Reels [Tropist] – The finale – be in awe. It’s like fireworks for film. Happy Fourth of July!

Written by Joey Daoud

Joey Daoud is an award-winning documentary producer. When not filming he likes to climb mountains and brew coffee.

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