There’s no better time than right now!
With the biggest night in mainstream Hollywood now behind us and filmmakers from all walks of life realizing their dreams of being recognized for contributing to the history of film, there’s no better time than right now for you to embark on your own cinematic journey and share your stories and ideas with the world.
Of course, sometimes there can be mental blocks keeping you from unleashing your creativity. You may have an idea or even the desire to start, but there’s something holding you back. Here’s a couple ways, courtesy of Freeman LaFleur, that can help you breakthrough the congestion in your brain and get both your ideas and your activities moving in the right direction!
Flex Your Creative Muscle.
When it comes to creativity, perfection up top is not a necessity. In fact, it’s practically impossible so you are better off working out that creative muscle by churning out ideas – even if you trash them – all the time. Just like with your body, you need to work those creative muscles in order to make them stronger and the more you create, the better you will become. Don’t let the thought of your idea not being perfect prevent you from generating ideas, it’s necessary to be constantly creating.
Believe in daydreaming.
We’re so busy in today’s world that we often times lack the freedom to simply think. To daydream. To let our minds wander. Whether it’s meditation or engaging in a repetitive physical activity like running or hopping on an elliptical, find the space to let your brain be “bored” for a while. In this free space creativity can spring forth and greater ideas can be generated. This can also be helped by taking a break from all those emails and tweets we so often feel need an immediate reply.
“A study done at the University of Lancashire showed that people who were asked to do “boring” activities like reading and daydreaming before being asked to complete a task that required creative thinking, came up with more creative solutions to the task.”
Write it down.
Take all those ideas you have whether it be for a full length script or even a scene you see in your mind and write it down. Use as much or as few words as you’d like but simply taking the time to take pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard more likely) will solidify the idea in your mind and also allow you to open up your creative channel and allow for more to come forth. Writing leads to visualization, visualization leads to imagery. That’s what movies are all about.
Looking for more ways to unleash your creative side? Check out the full article, you’ll be glad you did.
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