Posts Tagged ‘conservatories’

John Cleese on Creativity

September 23, 2012

Click here to watch an insightful, inspiring speech from John Cleese at Video Arts on Creativity. He reminds us of the value space, time, confidence, and humor have in our ability to tap into our full creative potential. Some of the ideas are present in Old School New School.


June 23, 2011

Steven Fischer, producer of Old School New School the movie, will be appearing on Old School New School the podcast on Thursday, July 7 2011 at 6.30pm PST. More details to come.

A Study on Genius and Success in the Arts

May 7, 2009

The experimental filmmaker Fred Worden sent me a really great video today. Malcolm Gladwell discusses success in the arts and how musicians he’s studied have come to make their masterpiece. He’s concluded that every “genius” reaches genius status my completing 10,000 hours of preparation. He notes that The Beatles performed about 12,000 times together before their big Ed Sullivan success, and that Fleetwood Mac released about 12 albums before Rumors was released.

It’s a fascinating study that, to me, touches on lot of truth. Check it out here.


OSNS in the News

March 31, 2009

Indie Filmmaker Gets Hollywood, Broadway Involved in New Film

TED Conference Master Storytellers

March 15, 2009

Discoveries like this are so exciting! For those who don’t know about TED, it is an annual conference at which Master Storytellers (and some of the “world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers”) have 18 minutes to give the greatest motivational speech of their lives!

Click on TED and check out some of the speakers… they’re truly inspirational, and some focus, like Old School, New School on success in the arts, taping into your personal genius, and the like.


the web it is

July 2, 2008

July 2

Tonight much progress drafting letters to the major academies, conservatories, and guilds in search of subjects for Old School. Ultimately would like to hit all of those around the world, but starting local first. Also realizing that perhaps the internet is the more fitting outlet for the series. Searching now for a standout web designer. This weekend in NYC to give promotional interview for