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Creative Writing: film poems

A New Film Poem: The Writer’s Call

I’m taking a small break from our series about mapping creative intention to bring you this film-poem about why I write. I made it using Animoto, a great tool for making book trailers, or any kind of slideshow. I’ll definitely be using it again. The music is by Kimba Arem. You can find out more about film-poetry here. I hope to make more of these, it was great fun. And I hope you enjoy. Back to the Creative Mapping series tomorrow.

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But Is It Art?

In The Art Instinct, art philosopher and author Denis Dutton, isolates 12 core characteristic features of art across times and cultures. Some of these refer to acts of creation, some to the objects created, some to the experience of those objects. The following 9 of those characteristics provide criteria by which an individual work might be evaluated and assessed as art: 1. Direct Pleasure. The art object – narrative story, crafted artefact or visual or aural performance – must be valued as a source of immediate experiential pleasure in itself. 2. Skill & Virtuosity. The demonstration of skill is one of Read More

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