Creativity: Organise Your Creativity

Creativity needs to be organised to be effective - this course shows you step by step how to maximise your creativity
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  • Lectures 47
  • Length 3 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 8/2015 English

Course Description

Creativity is something we often take for granted, yet a deeper understanding of how to organise it provides an enormous boost to our creativity and creative production. 

By taking this course, you'll get your creativity organised and see a huge boost in your overall creativity and productivity!

As a filmmaker, I've had to dive deep into all manner of techniques and tools over the years to keep myself and teams organised, provoke creativity in myself and others, marshal disparate ideas and flashes of inspiration into sequences that make sense and are productive and keep a creative workflow humming smoothly to enable the best possible publication and sharing of Ideas That Matter (as Seth Godin would say).

Now, you can benefit from these creativity insights and knowledge.

The course essentially divides into two halves: A Creative Method and the Tools to Get the Job Done.

Though the tool recommendations are based around the Mac platform, you'll find PC versions or equivalents for almost all of them available. Therefore, if you are a PC/Windows user, don't worry - you'll still get great benefit out of this course.

The lessons on Creative Approach and Method are cross-platform.

The course is designed to be of use to a wide spectrum of creatives and those who might think go themselves as non-creative (even though you really are!). You won't need to have any foreknowledge or specialised glossary to understand the lessons inside this course.

The course should not take you more than 3 hours to complete, and at the end of it you will have a very good understanding of how to significantly boost your own creativity and creative accomplishments.

What are the requirements?

  • Pen, paper and an Open Mind
  • Software and App recommendations are made in this course, but are not required to follow the course

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand the Creative Process
  • Know how to Fire your Creativity
  • Understand Why Creative Organisation Matters
  • Know how to rapidly Organise Ideas and Inspiration into an Optimum Workflow
  • Know the best tools for Creative Workflow
  • Know how to set up a Creative 'Publishing' System

What is the target audience?

  • Creatives
  • Writers
  • Filmmakers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Business owners
  • Artists
  • Musicians
  • Storytellers
  • Students

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction to the course
Introduction
Preview
05:17
Section 2: What IS Creativity?
What Is Creativity?
08:33
Section 3: The Creative Cycle
Introducing the Creative Cycle
Preview
02:16
Understanding Creative Flow
07:30
Flexibility in Creativity
02:41
Section 4: Tools and the Creative Cycle
How to think about your Toolkit
03:07
Section 5: Creative Generation - Inspiration and Ambiance
Introducing Inspiration
Preview
06:24
Fostering Creativity Part 1
04:16
Fostering Creativity Part 2
02:49
Fostering Creativity Part 3 - Brainstorming
02:23
Fostering Creativity Part 4 - Reading
03:10
Fostering Creativity Part 5 - Travel
02:24
Section 6: Inspiration and Ambiance Tools
Introducing Ambiance - Mac and PC
03:15
Introducing Amazon Prime music - Mac and PC
02:01
Introducing iTunes radio - Mac and PC
00:59
Section 7: Idea Generation and Research Tools
Introducing Devon Technologies
01:10
DevonAgent introduction
Preview
10:22
Introducing Copernic - the DevonAgent equivalent on PC
01:18
Introducing Calibre - Mac and PC
02:28
Introducing Skim
01:40
Section 8: Time Management and Workspace
Fostering Creativity - Time Management
Preview
04:22
Section 9: Time Management and Workspace Tools
Introducing Vitamin R2
Preview
06:54
Introducing Fantastical 2
03:57
Introducing OmniFocus
05:00
Introducing Merlin Project
04:00
Introducing Trello
01:46
Using Trello with a simplified Kanban system
11:43
Introducing Moom
01:46
Introducing Desktop Curtain
02:36
Introducing Fluid App
02:18
Section 10: Capturing Ideas
Capturing Ideas - the Second stage of Creativity
04:14
Section 11: Capturing Tools
Use Notebooks!
01:58
Introducing Evernote
03:07
Introducing Dragon Dictate
02:12
Introducing Popclip
Preview
02:40
Section 12: The Halfway House
The Halfway Post - the 'casserole'
05:09
Section 13: Halfway House Tools
Introducing TheBrain
Preview
07:14
Introducing DevonThink
05:36
Introducing Workflowy
05:01
Introducing OmniOutliner
03:33
Introducing Aeon
05:23
Introducing Delineato Pro
03:00
Section 14: Developing-Publishing - the Fourth Stage of Creativity
Developing and Publishing
05:22
Section 15: Developing-Publishing Tools
Introducing Desk - one of the very best writing and blogging apps
Preview
03:36
Introducing Scrivener
06:27
Introducing Final Cut Pro X
07:07
Section 16: Bonus Lecture: Join Paul's Facebook group
Here's how to join Paul's Facebook group
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Instructor Biography

Paul Jenkins, Film Director & STORYOPTIC.com Chief

Effective and creative storytelling is an essential part of success in many walks of life - and fun when you do it right, because you feel the 'flow'.

Film and video techniques and visual storytelling can add much to your overall creative output, and be highly satisfying and impactful arts in their own right.

The techniques I teach, I use daily as a professional documentary film director and online business owner.

In my courses, you'll get insights, strategies and tactics that I've developed over 20+ years while making films for the world's top broadcasters (BBC, PBS, ARTE etc), and concurrently over the past 3 years as an 'edupreneur'.

My teaching style is to guide you through the processes that matter - explaining why they matter - in a personal, 'fireside' fashion. 

You also get direct access to me through the Discussion area of each course. This means that any challenges or questions you have can be resolved directly. 

I'm very open to feedback, therefore please feel free to feed ideas for lectures and courses to me and I'll do my very best to accommodate.

See you inside the courses!

Paul

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