CREATIVITY AND COPYRIGHT Just Published
Aimed at creators, not lawyers, this brief book is an overview of basic principles you need to know about what you can and cannot do under copyright law.
Some attributes of creative people
ON CREATIVITY: “…Creative people are better at recognizing relationships, making associations and connections, and seeing things in an original way—seeing things that others cannot see.” — from the new Atlantic article, “Secrets of the Creative Brain” at http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/06/secrets-of-the-creative-brain/372299/
Creativity and Selling Your Ideas
One of the few online blogs I subscribe to is “Brain Pickings Weekly” by Maria Popova. (Full disclosure: she listed The Power of Film in her piece, “(Almost) Everything You Need to Know about Culture in 10 Books” in 2011, so I was first attracted to her site by self-interest, but I’ve stayed a subscriber because she is always interesting.)
Today, her free newsletter discusses a new book by Daniel Pink in the article, “Ambiverts, Problem-Finders, and the Surprising Secrets of Selling Your Ideas.” There are several good ideas there for creative people.
The piece is at http://www.brainpickings.org/. It’s the third article on today’s page.
Finding Aaron Sorkin’s (and your own) Voice
My recent post, “Finding Your Authentic Voice” received more responses than anything I’ve written in months. Now, there’s a great montage of clips from Aaron Sorkin’s many major films and tv series that deals very much with the question, “What is one’s “voice”? (See: http://bit.ly/LMryRF )
The montage focuses amusingly on how many lines, expressions, questions, etc. Sorkin uses over and over his different works. Read more
The GOYA Principle
Speaking to a recent UCLA graduate this past week led me to realize the importance of the GOYA Principle, not just for filmmakers, but for everyone who aspires to accomplish something in life. Read more