Creativity is not just about imagination, it's a way of looking at a challenge usually a problem or task for which you need to find a solution. But sometimes the ideas just don't happen, so you need to have techniques to unlock the "block" that is stopping you getting to that big idea. Everyone can be creative it's just knowing how and this workout will teach you processes that enable you to use your creativity to its full potential.
My tuition is:
- one to one
- first we'll look at what creativity is and examine examples of creative excellence in the world around us
- I'll look at at what you want to take away from this course and how you can utilise creative techniques to improve your creativity and apply these tools to your own situation
- I will show you how you can improve your productivity and time management. Creativity needs to breathe and poor time management not only wastes your time it introduces stress and worry that will crush your inspiration and creative ability. Some simple solutions can free you from this and will librate your talents
- Other topics that I will examine with you include: examining your creative environment; the benefit of positive thinking; examining your specific creative challenges; how creativity can enhance your life
- I'll also give you a creative task at the end of each lesson for you to complete in your own time
Although my background is in the television business, all of my lessons can be applied to any industry, and any walk of life.
Being creative is a life skill that is not just for artists, it's for everyone.
Start freeing up your creativity today, get in touch and book a lesson, I look forward to meeting you.
I have longstanding experience as a series producer, director and film editor at the BBC and now run my own company. I have trained individuals to work in high pressure broadcast teams on fast turnaround daily and weekly programmes. I want to share with you some of the creative skills and techniques used in the professional programme making environment plus show how you can manage your time so your creativity has room to grow.
I contacted Allan as I needed some advice on the practicalities of self-shooting. I needed help specifically with what equipment was best suited to my needs, camera work and audio recording.
Allan initially came up with a very detailed schedule of what our lessons would look like. The first few were theory and the last few were a practical session in which we met up and made a short film together. It was exactly what i was looking for and the process has helped me immensely.
Allan is very patient and was great at making sure I understood what he meant before he moved on to the next topic. He was very flexible and would always reply to any questions I might send him over email. He is extremely knowledgeable and has had a very interesting career, which he draws on to provide lessons through example.
I would really recommend Allan to anyone looking to improve their skills in this industry, and know i will be going back to him if I ever need another lesson!
I had a six-hour stint of being taught editing on Final Cut Pro. As a teacher, Allan was very knowledgeable and excellent at imparting what he knew. He tailored his teaching to my particular needs skilfully. I would not hesitate to recommend his services to anyone wanting to master film/video editing techniques to a high-end amateur level or a professional standard.
Allan is a very kind, calm, compassionate teacher. He provides in depth explanations, many resources, gives you space to elaborate your own ideas and is very considerate. Would recommend to anyone!
I've used Allan as tech and camera supremo in my business and he's been invaluable. He combines a mix of creativity and tech nous which not only delivers a great product but also an enjoyable experience. He's a really kind guy who makes it fun and enjoyable to learn from. I totally recommend him.
I've worked with Allan as a camera operator and Allan as a director. He has a very calm manner that makes the set and production run very smoothly.
He has a lot of experience as producer/director, from his time at the BBC for years and freelance.
I have worked with Allan on several assignments filming video casts with University academics. Allan is calm, clear and extremely professional. He puts people at ease and achieved excellent results.
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