Introduction: Speaking of Creativity (02:47)
Charlayne Woodard introduces the video and orients the viewer to the subject of creativity. Stacy Stone will interview nine artists with different skill sets. (Credits)
1st Act of Creativity (05:36)
Artists discuss their first creative venture, including finger painting, show and tell, drawing, entertaining girls, and acting in school. Fu-Ding Cheng discusses deciding to become an architect after seeing a picture of Frank Lloyd Wright's "Falling Water." Gordon Hunt feels blessed that he can direct.
Sensory Experiences (07:17)
Artists discuss the influences in their creations using the five senses. Woodard describes an acting exercise that helped her tap into a personal experience to enhance her characters.
Inspiration Comes From...? (02:57)
Artists discuss where their creative impulse originates. Answers include God, dreams, reading, and everyday events.
Trusting Yourself (03:23)
Artists discuss remaining true to yourself and staying in the present. Hunt discusses giving Eric Idle a note on "Suddenly Susan."
Capturing an Idea and Taking Risks (02:34)
Artists discuss the importance of writing notes. A shaman is a person who allows themselves to be filled by something else. A call initiates an action.
Dealing with Failure (02:33)
Have the courage to be terrible. Utilize failures to create new projects. Artwork has a life of its own; let go of control.
It Feels Like... (02:05)
Artists discuss the tremor of energy that comes through them when inspiration strikes. Never plan a moment.
Artists discuss their focus when creating work. Get into an altered state where inspiration can strike. Music is the most ethereal of the arts.
Directing is a form of communicating ideas that do not occur in everyday life. Art helps people grow. Artists create to convey big ideas or understand one's self.
All socio-political issues are essentially spiritual problems. Asher enjoys portraying individuals in crisis. Jon Lawrence Rivera discusses audience reaction.
Always start with a physical warm-up and relaxation. Artists discuss how they overcame blocks and what they would do if they could not create.
Credits: Speaking of Creativity (01:11)
Credits: Speaking of Creativity
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