What I Learned From Taking a Blogging Break

I’ve really backed away from blogging in the past several months. The reason? Quite frankly, I felt that I had run out of things to say. Pair that with being overloaded with other projects, including writing projects, and I guess I just wandered away from it. For me, it was a healthy break, something that I […]

We are all Producers Now

I remember the first time I realized I wanted to be a producer. I was 11 years old and living on the beautiful island of Haida Gwaii with my family. My Dad, in addition to being a proud Navy man, was very involved in the community. He helped to start the first community television station […]

The Creative Power of the Mindmap

I was back in college the first time I heard about the concept of mindmapping. My Project Management professor showed it to us, as a way to brainstorm all the things that needed to be done to successfully complete a creative design project. That day, my eyes were opened to a new way of doing […]

Creativity 101

I’m heading downtown this morning to spend the day with the wonderful gang at SAW Video Co-op. I’m on the Board of Directors there, and today is what’s known as a “Visioning Retreat”…which is really just a fancied up term for creative planning, I think. I don’t know exactly what to expect, but I’ve been […]

The Opposite of Creative

cre·a·tive [kree-ey-tiv]: Having the quality or power of creating. de·struc·tive [di-struhk-tiv]: Tending to destroy; causing destruction or much damage. Alfred Hitchcock defined happiness as “A clear horizon…being creative rather than destructive.” I’ve always thought that the opposite of creative was, well…”uncreative”. Or “non-creative”. You’re either creative, or you’re not, right? But it seems the great […]