I am a man of refined comedic tastes. I appreciate the classics. I savor the old vaudeville ways; the set-up and the punch, the old switcheroo. The skedaddle-a-paddle, so to speak. But that doesn’t mean I do not appreciate the new humor. Or as the kids now days call them: the “MeMe’s”.
In fact, a while back, just to show myself that I wasn’t getting lost in the dust of comedic history, I subjected myself to a 3 month challenge of creating 5 original pieces of static internet comedy a week, which I then later extended out to 6 months. Which is about 120 individual pieces.
(Originally posted on www.GangreneSymposium.com)
Being a creative in a Business environment involves a lot of presenting and selling creative execution to clients that do not have strong creative backgrounds. As part of that, there comes some stead-fast rules that are important to keep in mind. These rules are designed to make the process simpler and more intuitive for the client, and therefore are fairly straightforward themselves. The main goal, always, is to hide the complexity of executing creativity behind the big emerald curtain and make the experience as rewarding as possible for the clients.
So, without further ado, may I present to you: The 6 Rules of Being Creative in a Business Environment. Continue reading
I am probably not gaining many new friends by making fun of all of the sunshine and rainbows memes about creatives that are flooding the internet these days, but I seriously cannot stop. That is why in this installment we look at the best ways to manage creatives in real life.
Following in the giant-ish footsteps of The 7 Real Signs of Creative Peoples and 8 Business Adages For Better Businessing, may I present to you: 6 Key Tactics To Managing Creatives In Real Life. Continue reading
(Originally posted on Blogmaster2000.com)
While attending CES in 2011 for work, I tweeted my adventures, but since I am fundamentally a very boring person in real life, I figured it made sense to tweet my fake adventures too, just to make it interesting to others. Here are my #FakeCES tweets (my real #CES tweets are super boring). Continue reading
I have long wanted to wade into the deep and murky waters of Internet Meme List Making. Working in an actual creative industry for what I like to define as a Creative Agency, the recent rash of lists on what defines a creative person really jumped out at me, and I decided to dive in head first. It also gave me the chance to test out Getty Images new policy of letting blogs embed their images for free for non financial purposes, which I think is a very cool initiative on their part.
So, without further ado, may I present to you, based on my experience working in Advertising/Marketing (and considering myself a partial creative as well), the Top 7 Signs that define a real and truly creative person.
For those of us that have been patiently waiting for 12-21-12 to get here so we could get it behind us, the big day is almost here. In celebration I tweeted with a hashtag. I apparently don’t have a lot I feel compelled to confess. Here they are.
Hello my dear friends with connections to Utah.
It is time once again for me to do a quick personal plug for our annual Comedy Short Film Festival (www.gangreneproductions.com & www.facebook.com/gangrenefilmfestival). It is less than a week away (at the Ed Kenley Amphitheater in Layton, Utah on Friday, September 14th) and I would like to encourage you to attend for a multitude of reasons (several of which I have bullet-pointed the last couple of years on Blogmaster2000.com and on Facebook and will now copy and paste and update where necessary):
Every once in a while I try to tackle the big wide social world all on my own and create a meme. I have failed to have any kind of impact whatsoever. Every single time. Here is my personal favorite attempt that gained zero notice on Twitter, and only made a little blip on Facebook when I reposted it to a Fan Page I administrate there for a local weekly comedy show that I produce.
If you are inspired by this one, then I invite you to pile on in the comments. I mean, only if you want. I mean, I don’t care. I am good if you don’t want to. It’s no biggie… Honest…
I have arranged these back into the order in which they were originally tweeted:
Every once in a while I try to tackle the big wide social world all on my own and create a meme. I have failed to have any kind of impact whatsoever. Every single time. This is one of my early attempts, though not the earliest – the Twitter API only lets you recover the most recent 3200 tweets, so everything before those are effectively lost for now.
These tweets are in the order they were originally tweeted on July 11, 2010:
(My first structured stand-up comedy set that I put together for an Open Mic at a local club about 5 years ago with a good friend. I bombed, he performs all over now.)