“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “press on” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.” Calvin Coolidge
Creative Persistence: Lights. Blog. Action!
Everyday, bloggers everywhere wake up pondering what their next 5, 15, 50th posts will be. Where will we find, in the recesses of our creative reserves, material to share with some modicum of enthusiasm? Some days are easy because the ideas just pop up and we run with them. Other days are a bitch as everything sounds ho-hum and nothing gets us excited…. What to do?
Wouldn’t it be extraordinary, if we had a team of brilliant directors feeding us blog ideas and glorious images to help us on our way to blogging stardom? Wouldn’t it be an amazing gift to bat an eyelid and have all 354 remaining posts written and ready… Okay calm down, I have a few tips as there is no magic pill; just focus on good old persistence and hang out with some smart creatives; as per the persistent geniuses below…
Recently, I came across an impressive group of highly creative and talented directors and want to share a few of their special behind the scenes projects/works with you. The imaginative minds behind The Directors Bureau and their tdbspecialprojects site include an admirable list of Hollywood film directors; M Blash, Andy Bruntel, Sam Brown, Todd Cole, Sofia Coppola, Roman Coppola, Patrick Daughters, Nash Edgerton, Romain Gavras, Mike Maguire, Melodie McDaniel, Geoff McFetridge, Aaron Rose, and Shynola
What do they do? Aside from their original contributions in the film industry, work they do publicly and professionally, they run tdbspecialprojects as a laboratory or innovative warehouse where imaginative ideas and projects percolate, and where potential clients can consult with them on developing visual concepts for a brand launch or re-launch.
I was drawn to their work because, first off, I joined WordPress‘ DailyPost/PostADay2011 challenge and secondly,as a blogger, there are times when I run dry of ideas and have to reach out to other sources for rejuvenation. Of the wonderfully fun and inspiring projects I checked out on the tdbspecialprojects site, a few struck me as quite smart and entertaining:
The Sports Limousine
The Sports Limousine
The sports Limo was definitely out of a 2025 Batman Movie; I totally channeled that car and next thing I was “cruising” down Sunset Blvd (LA cops hate “that”) headed for the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. It sent me into a day dream of stepping out of that long slick, original design of a car right onto a red carpet event; I’m winning an award for something – Lights. Camera . Action!
The Idea Generator
The idea generator led me down the road to writing this blog post. It’s a gadget with words that line up in three segments to give you creative prompts. It would be an incredibly innovative gadget if the generated ideas also produced images to complement them… I love visuals combined with words. Wouldn’t it be great to flip a switch and the next great blog topic comes leaping at you … Hm mm, wishful thinking but not entirely
Be A Star!
Be-A-Star was such a hoot! This innovative way of adding your name digitally to a Hollywood blvd star on the Walk of Fame is quite ingenious and funny. Trust me, watch the vimeo as it gives you the full picture. Now that’s something to make sure you do if you only had an hour to
fake out spend in Los Angeles.
Last but not least is my favorite, the think bubble! The idea is that it creates huge word images captured in a bubble and is placed in key locations as part of an ad campaign, brand spotting, or an outrageous wedding proposal… Now that’s a thought. . It could be used in other ways that would make writing special words in the sky so much more fascinating. Of course, getting airspace permission could prove sticky but having a bubble positioned above a landmark with something smart written would be memorable, no? Check these awesome guys out and let me know what your enjoyed most on the tdbspecialprojects site. Enjoy! This post was adapted from one of my Positive Kismet blog posts.
Food for Thought: How do you generate ideas for your blog? Where do you get ideas for your blog? Would you blog frequently if you had a ton more ideas to share? … Do share your thoughts. Thank You!
Positive Motivation Tip: Be persistent: Ideas come and go, forever changing like the weather.
- Roman Coppola Has a New Film in the Works (slashfilm.com)
- How To Achieve Your Social Media Resolutions In 2011 (socialtimes.com)
- Interview: Sofia Coppola (thestar.com)
PHOTO CREDITS: Think Bubble, Sports Limousine, Star and Idea Generator via tdbspecialprojects