Creativity 101

Creativity is the act of turning new and imaginative ideas into reality. Creativity is characterised by the ability to perceive the world in new ways, to find hidden patterns, to make connections between seemingly unrelated phenomena, and to generate solutions. Creativity involves two processes: thinking, then producing.

If you have ideas but don’t act on them, you are imaginative but not creative.

“Creativity is a combinatorial force: it’s our ability to tap into our ‘inner’ pool of resources – knowledge, insight, information, inspiration and all the fragments populating our minds – that we’ve accumulated over the years just by being present and alive and awake to the world and to combine them in extraordinary new ways.” — Maria Popova, Brainpickings

“Creativity is the process of bringing something new into being. Creativity requires passion and commitment. It brings to our awareness what was previously hidden and points to new life. The experience is one of heightened consciousness: ecstasy.” – Rollo May, The Courage to Create

In this short course filmaker Tyagi Palava talks about what creativity means to him and how you can tap into your own process of discovery and creation.

Tyagi works across fiction, documentaries, VR and commercials in Budapest and New York, while pursuing a doctorate in practice-based arts. He was born in India, finished his bachelor’s in the UK where he studied design. After a short stint in publication, he pursued a journey in film and arts. He finished an MA in film directing in Hungary and MRes in arts in Belgium. He is currently developing a short film as part of his work on a feature length narrative fiction.



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