Have you ever found yourself in front of a creative wall, left with no ideas and didn’t know how to move on? No worries, it’s time for reflection and the meta-reflection that follows.
Today I would like to share with you the idea of three key conditions of the creative process. These three situations are: constant observation, time of thinking and the act. They don't follow each other in a linear sequence, because they are more like a dance with the surroundings, they are processes of a simultaneous matrix that connects the creative process into an integrated whole.
Meanwhile, society and a social of organizations plays a key role, because they can enable (co-create) or hinder the process. The organization, if it want creative people, must thus establish the following three places or. three partial infrastructure:
- Places that facilitate sensing in sense-making (perception and thinking)
- Places of silence, incubation and deep reflection (being)
- Places for hands-on prototyping (doing and creation)
If we do not go to one of these places, we already run the risk that the creative process will be more difficult.
For me, these three places are: studio as a space of doing, galleries and cinemas as a space of new perceptions and nature as a space of rest and incubation.
So in order to deepen our contact with creativity, which is also learning, we have to go elsewhere.
From the very beginning, this site was designed as a space for all three places. Let me share with you some interesting works.
Penelope Nederlander, NAB 2020 - Closing Title Sequence of Birds of Prey (2020): https://youtu.be/YC59DMU8KcQ
HOME (Ben Craig): https://vimeo.com/414851567
Gangs of London - Full Season VFX Breakdown: https://vimeo.com/417331586
Vienna is like… (Fernando Livschitz): https://vimeo.com/417000220
Erodium Thunk (Winston Hacking): https://vimeo.com/275407702
Between 30 January and 2 March 2020, I was given the opportunity to present my short animation film titled Sandy Transition in the Town Hall of Kranj, Slovenia. I also exhibited drawings, storyboards and acrylic paintings, which were created during the story development process and the visual designing of the film. Here you can check out more photos of the exhibition.
Today marks exactly 10 years since I published my first blog posts on Caligo FX. Perhaps it's true that it's been 4 years since I uploaded the last Cinema 4D tutorial, but this does not mean that it will remain so forever and that nothing is happening behind the scene. On the contrary. I am still pursuing my work and learning, which does not only include 3D programs, but is open towards a more holistic approach that can develop greater mindfulness of creative thinking. At the moment, I'm working on an animated film as my master's thesis.
Creativity can be quickly drowned in repetition of the same solutions and of the same problems. Web is a living proof of increasingly saturated world, full of irrelevant images. The free spirit does not frighten this, but insists on uncovering it. People rarely persist. Those persistent can check out some of my projects from recent years, which can be viewed on this blog, and some others have been selected under the portfolio tab.
Earlier this year I had a chance to prepare 8 illustrated animation for a national TV show Na Kratko. The show is about multidisciplinary interpretations of the key concepts in the humanities and social sciences. The main theme of the episode this time was networking. You can watch it here (in slovene) or check out still frames I did in ink, which I then animated in After Effects.