How to Eliminate Creative Blocks: 6 Steps to Refine Your Creative Process

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Chris Boardman

Webinar hosted by: Chris Boardman

Emmy Award winner and Academy Award nominated Composer

Beginning his career in the film, television and recording industries in 1974, Chris Boardman has consistently worked at the top echelon of the entertainment industry receiving an Academy Award nomination for The Color Purple, 6 Emmy Awards, 13 Emmy nominations, ASCAP and BMI film awards and multiple platinum records for his work with iconic artists such as Quincy Jones, David Foster, Steven Speilberg, Julie Andrews, Shirley MacLaine, Barbara Streisand, Marvin Hamlisch and Josh Groban. Well known in Hollywood circles as one of a handful of musicians who can literally write anything, Boardman’s credits span both industry and genre. Whether it be conducting David Foster’s World Children’s Day for television, composing the 70’s inspired score for Mel Gibson’s Payback, arranging period dance music for Swing Kids and Meet Joe Black, orchestrating Chaplin for Broadway or releasing and producing solo recordings as an artist, Boardman embraces these challenges with characteristic integrity and passion making him one of the most uniquely versatile and highly respected musicians in the industry. Always looking for new challenges, Boardman is the founder of a successful social media content strategy consulting business, serves on the advisory boards of several technology companies, and is recognized as a new media visionary. Currently Boardman is a professor at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami holding the title of Professor in Practice and serves as the director of the Media Writing and Production program. Full Bio »

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"I know of few others who have "been there, done that" as well as Chris has over the years. His willingness to share his experiences with the future generations is a gift that few can give." - Quincy Jones

Learn directly from Chris Boardman, 6 time Emmy Award winner and Academy Award nominated composer.

 

Whether you are an actor looking to find the inspiration to perform, a writer looking to develop an authentic idea, or a cinematographer looking to shape your canvas, this webinar will help you get unstuck and into the creative zone for that process. Or, as a filmmaker looking to tell your story or a gaffer looking to light the beauty of the story you are about to shoot, take time to learn from Chris the tools to be effectively in that creative zone. All professions in the creative industry can benefit from this webinar.

The only chance we have to connect with an audience as a storyteller is to be brutally honest and vulnerable. And, during that process sometimes it's hard to stay focused and determine a clear path to get there. All of us in the creative arts deal with these issues.

Those who have sustaining careers learn how to turn on their creative engine at will. It’s not an accident. It’s predictable. It’s practiced. It’s what separates the amateurs from the professionals. It’s time for you to develop your own streamlined creative process and become more productive than ever before.

In this Stage 32 Next Level Webinar, 6 time Emmy Award winner Chris Boardman will take you through the 6 steps of unblocking creative roadblocks, understanding your own personal creative process and using it as effectively as you can. You’ll learn why you aren’t as productive as you can be, and how to get yourself unstuck and deliver creative yet consistent results.

No matter how trivial your creative blocks may seem, or how self-conscious you may feel, you are not alone...you are in great company.

What You'll Learn

Learning to Access Your Creativity on Demand

  • What is your creative process
  • How do you access that state?
  • Wasting time
  • Missing the mark
  • What can be done to improve your process

Defining and Understanding Your Purpose

  • Why are you doing this job?
  • How does it fit in your overall plan?
  • How do you get started?

Analyzing the Challenge

  • What are the component parts?
  • Can you execute?
  • In not, what do you need to learn to do?
  • Where do you find help?

Managing Your Time

  • How much time have you been given?
  • Creating a schedule to meet your deadline
  • How much time do you waste?
  • What can be done to keep you on deadline

How to Get Unstuck

  • Understanding self worth
  • The power of your ego
  • Using your analytical skills to review your progress
  • How to identify your biggest enemy and what to do about it

Focusing Your Attention

  • Common dangers you will face
  • Common traps and how to overcome them
  • Steps to help you get to the end!

Growing On Your Own

  • How to take what you've learned today and apply it to your creative process

About Your Instructor

Beginning his career in the film, television and recording industries in 1974, Chris Boardman has consistently worked at the top echelon of the entertainment industry receiving an Academy Award nomination for The Color Purple, 6 Emmy Awards, 13 Emmy nominations, ASCAP and BMI film awards and multiple platinum records for his work with iconic artists such as Quincy Jones, David Foster, Steven Speilberg, Julie Andrews, Shirley MacLaine, Barbara Streisand, Marvin Hamlisch and Josh Groban. Well known in Hollywood circles as one of a handful of musicians who can literally write anything, Boardman’s credits span both industry and genre. Whether it be conducting David Foster’s World Children’s Day for television, composing the 70’s inspired score for Mel Gibson’s Payback, arranging period dance music for Swing Kids and Meet Joe Black, orchestrating Chaplin for Broadway or releasing and producing solo recordings as an artist, Boardman embraces these challenges with characteristic integrity and passion making him one of the most uniquely versatile and highly respected musicians in the industry. Always looking for new challenges, Boardman is the founder of a successful social media content strategy consulting business, serves on the advisory boards of several technology companies, and is recognized as a new media visionary. Currently Boardman is a professor at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami holding the title of Professor in Practice and serves as the director of the Media Writing and Production program.

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Reviews Average Rating: 4.5 out of 5

  • Thank you Chris for an excellent webinar! Such an insightful and inspiring 90mins - I'm so glad I purchased it. Not often do I get the opportunity to hear a discussion, as in-depth, about the creative process, and from someone so experienced and who can articulate it so well. I'm grateful for the tools you've given me.

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