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5 Quick Things You Can Do Today to Boost Your Creativity

Eric Barker cites 5 quick things to do to get those creative juices flowing. 1. Want to be more creative? Get happy. Via The Progress Principle: Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement, and Creativity at Work: Our diary study revealed a definitive connection between positive emotion and creativity. We looked at specific emotions as Read MoreRead More

Where Did the Wilhelm Scream Come From and Why Do So Many Filmmakers Use It?

Sean Hutchinsonn traces the lineage of the Wilhelm Scream and why it’s still What do Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean, Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, Toy Story, Reservoir Dogs, Titanic, Anchorman, 22 Jump Street, and more than 200 other films and TV shows have in common? Not Read MoreRead More

Yahoo Labs’ Algorithm Identifies Creativity in 6-Second Vine Videos

Search engines are trying to use algorithms to analyze the creative content of Vine Videos. In January 2013, a video sharing service called Vine suddenly hit cyberspace. The service, owned by Twitter, was unique because users were allowed to record and share videos that were no more than six seconds long. But within months, it Read MoreRead More

Attention, Filmmakers: Here’s 12 Tips for Directing Your First Feature Film

Thinking of making your first feature film? You must read this advice from Justin Schwarz, writer-director of “The Discoverers” starring Griffin Dunne, out on VOD, DVD and iTunes today. Making my first feature was one of the most difficult and rewarding experiences of my life. It was honor and privilege to work with an all-star Read MoreRead More

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