Filmmaker Hank Isaac’s Statement on His Art

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by Hank Isaac

I don’t think anyone’s actually reading these, so I don’t feel I’m giving away any secrets.

I direct films from time to time and do all my own casting.  For some reason, I’m often asked what I look for in an actor.  Do I want specific “types” for a project?  Do I look for training?  Do I want energy?  Thoughtfulness?  Something else?And the answer is:  None of the above.

I look for one thing and one thing only.  I look for the perfect blend of strength and vulnerability.  I look for those because in my opinion, that’s what allows an actor to reach out past the surface of the screen and touch the audience.

That’s what we respond to as humans. read article

Passion, Inspiration, Play, and Creativity

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…All lumped together in our title cuz, you know, they go together like, oh, how about lurve and marriage? No? But they do go together. Seriously, watch what Scott Barry Kaufman of CreativityPost.Com has to say:

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Without the Doing, Dreaming is Useless

A tale of the creative struggle, told by – aw, you guessed it – a cool creator:

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A Wandering Mind is a Creative Mind…

…No matter what our elementary school teachers said:

Want to get the creative juices flowing? Let your mind wander – by Sian Beilock

There is no denying it, whether at work, school, or in everyday life, we often encounter situations where thinking outside the box is necessary. It’s also true that sparks of insight can be somewhat hard to pin down. You just never know when creative thought will arise. read article

John Cleese on Creativity

What? You’ve got someone who knows more?

4 LESSONS IN CREATIVITY FROM JOHN CLEESE
by Rae Ann Fera

There’s a certain generation (or two) that owes its twisted, awkward, scorchingly black sense humor to John Cleese. Famous for his work with the Monty Python films and television series, the BBC comedy Fawlty Towers, as well as feature films like A Fish Called Wanda, the writer, actor, comedian and film producer knows from funny. read article