There are so many situations in everyday life that can be sources of current and future creative inspiration, especially when you have a creative block.

How do you become better at actually capitalizing on their inspirational creative value?

One way is to get an easy-to-use video camera and start capturing situations which provide creative inspiration.

Having a video camera with me nearly all the time this year has not only allowed capturing blatantly creative images, but has also refined my eye for spotting hidden creative moments in more mundane situations.

Figure out which type of video camera works best for you – it could be a Flip, a Kodak (that’s for former BMA board president Jeff Hayzlett!), or your PDA. Find the video camera that allows you to video at a moment’s notice and build an inspiration reserve for when you hit a creative block. – Mike Brown

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Mike Brown

Founder of The Brainzooming Group, and an expert on strategy, creativity, and innovation. Mike is a frequent speaker on innovation, strategic thinking, and social media.

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2 Responses to “Creative Quickie – Flip Out a Creative Block”

  1. Mike Brown says:


    Leslie said…
    And it doesn’t have to be a video camera…even your phone camera will do if that’s all you have. The key is always having something with you so the moments aren’t missed.
    October 19, 2009 7:21 AM

    Mike Brown said…
    So do yourself a favor and check out Leslie’s photos – they’re wonderful! And want my suggestion? Hire her for photos you need for your blog or presentation! http://www.flickr.com/photos/westieluvr/
    November 7, 2009 7:45 AM


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