Sunday, February 27, 2011

Psychology of Creativity

My brother gave me an old poetry magazine he was done with. There was a great article by Dennis Cass, it talked about how creativity works, the different ways it works, and then suggested ways of using the knowledge of how it works to get yourself out of a block. Applicable to any creative field. Check it out here.

fixation - getting stuck
mental set fixation: can't stop trying to apply solutions to old problems to the new problem (when you have a hammer every problem looks like a nail) comes from short term experience take a walk and you'll come to the problem with new ideas
functional fixation: not being able to think out the box (pliers are only used for grabbing, blocks you for thinking of them as a pendulum weight)

creative process:
divergent thinking
= brainstorming, has 3 parts
fluency: lots of ideas
flexibility: variety of ideas
originality: how unique the ideas are

convergent thinking: editing and narrowing ideas into the final One

types of creativity:
innovative: lots of crazy ideas, not worried about stupid ideas
adaptive: more focused tight ideas, expect results

so if you recognize your stuck you can try and figure out how you've been approaching your problem and try approaching it with one of the other forms of creativity to get around it.

Monday, February 21, 2011

3rd Letter

Pretty cool 12 min distopian future live action short (not happy ;)

The 3rd Letter from grzegorz jonkajtys on Vimeo.

*found on Maciej Kuciara's site, he's an awesome artist

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Eye Tracking - There Will Be Blood

This has been around, I know I'm going to go looking for it later. Good reminder of how much we're programmed to look at the face (so don't do anything to pull attention away from there.) Reminds me of this.

There Will Be Blood with gaze locations of 11 viewers from TheDIEMProject on Vimeo.

*found by Ethan Hurd (who also found Saga of Bjorn)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Saga of Biorn

Awesomely epic student film out of Animation Workshop Love the look. Great animation.

The Saga Of Biorn from The Animation Workshop on Vimeo.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Kitten Ref

milk nose bubble weeee

Video Game Concept Art Collection

Creative Uncut ton of video game concept art (majority are Asian)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Google Art Project

Cool new thing, Google's gone and super zoomed in bunch of paintings. Like SUPER zoomed in, see the hair marks on each brush stroke.