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Posts Tagged ‘story’

Images with movement

In Advertizing, Branding, Creative, Design, Inspire, Marketing, Photography on July 18, 2013 at 12:58 am

I love the artistic and creative direction of the DKNY and DKNY Men Fall 2013 ad campaigns! Simply because it’s got my top three favorite elements: fashion, New York City, and images with movement.

What do I mean by ‘images with movement’?

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Setting the scene

In Creative, Design, Film, Scriptwriting, Theater, Writing on July 13, 2013 at 10:17 pm

I love the opening first scene of the movie The Adjustment Bureau. A side silhouette of Matt Damon standing in perfect synergy to the arched backdrop. The colors. The tone. The vibe. The look. The feel. Even his attire doesn’t disturb the solemness in the air.

He is alone. In semi-darkness. In deep contemplation. Surrounded by beautiful historical architecture. Already you’re wondering why. What is he doing? What happens next?

It sets the scene for the story. You automatically feel a sense that this is his story. A journey into contemplating his purpose. In semi-darkness. In varied levels of confusion.


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What ignites your spark?

In Creative, Inspire, Writing on June 14, 2013 at 10:13 pm

I’m always on the lookout for things that inspire me. And I’m always connecting with those who fuel that inspiration and creativity. Or at least, I try to.

The Internet and social media have certainly helped facilitate that. My day job predominantly involves writing for e-learning, which means I dedicate my hours to projects that I believe inspire and grow people. And this job is made possible via the Internet. It’s a cyclic process. So it would be highly ironic if I didn’t believe in its power.

I also believe everyone has a voice and a story to tell. You may not be able to write it out, but there are other creative ways to tell your story. Artists and creatives paint, sing, dance, sculpt, produce, and create; with one ultimate goal: to share. To be heard. And for some of us, it’s therapeutic. Cathartic.

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How to eat an elephant

In Copywriting, Creative, Writing on September 23, 2012 at 10:30 am

Surely you’ve heard that phrase? But now that I’ve got your attention, let me just say that there are two parts to this piece. And even if you just read part one, you take away enough to get what you need to know. Part two unveils further application of the process.

Someone once asked me how long it takes me to write a blog. Well, that depends. When it clicks, it takes me ten minutes. No kidding. From concept to finish, the idea is borne and the words just flow. Something magical happens.

Other times, it may take me weeks. Frustrating. An idea may stew in my mind for days; and sometimes something miraculous happens. Other times, mush. And the idea is tossed.

But one thing remains constant. The creative process is the same.

And the process is gold.

And simple.

Other creatives, such as artists, designers, and musicians, might agree.

But today, we’re talking about creative writing.

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