This is a very useful video by Michael Arndt (Toy Story 3) about the struggle and importance of the story’s beginning–creating the foundation for the rest of the story. I am very interested in the experience of writing and developing a story, asking myself, what does it feel like to write? Writing is purely mechanical unless it is aligned with creative problem solving and lateral thinking. Fun!
For future reference in Bangkok:
Museum of Floral Culture
I have become very interested in the techniques and potential results from proprioceptive writing. Here is a good website that describes a proprioceptive writing session:
A useful writing that explains the absence of audio tape stock. CLICK HERE
“Recording on tape enforces a musical process, McTear explains. Band members must play together, recording all at once, instead of editing and manipulating sounds so perfectly that they’re perfectly boring.” I love this approach to musicianship and recording arts.
Nice step by step guide to making great cottage cheese.
I use Bloom’s Taxonomy for the benefit of students in my classes.
I don’t know why the Taxonomy that Bloom et al developed seems to be kept in secret from students? Tell me why so few students are acquainted with Bloom et al?
I share the Taxonomy with my students and encourage them to apply the concept of action verbs in their individual learning, applying the concept of action verbs to scriptwriting, photography, interviewing, video production, and other creative inquiry and activity.
HERE is a useful list of verbs and a hierarchy of learning consistent with Bloom’s theory of learning.
This is Project 1 for my class in TV Program Production at Ramkhamhaeng University in Bangkok. I think it’s unique and useful that students are asked to apply their creative and technical skills in digital media production for the benefit of a NGO in Bangkok. Nice synergy with the integration of theory and practice, application of ethics and values for social development, and a meaningful opportunity for professional development.