This was originally posted at the end of the Bar Camp Day 1 post but I wanted to set it apart and give it its own place.
One a Week
I thought this might be interesting for someone who wants to get something done. I really appreciated Chris’s talk because I had set myself the goal of doing one new track a week and haven’t done it due to being so busy doing other stuff*. I really like the perimeters he set to make his project manageable and his goal achievable:
- limiting weekly time spent on the project
- scheduling it for the same time each week
- setting the tracks duration to 2 minutes (and allowing himself to go over)
So here are the notes I made during his session:
- Useful tools: PRO CHORDS – iPhone and iPad App
- Used project (for BarCamp talk) to demonstrate how to do a regular project and the benefits
- Giving self creative perimeters greatly enhances productivity.
- The idea:
- to create something new each week
- start from scratch
- complete it each week
- about 2 minutes
- The goals:
- Create a sound scape: nice and ambiguous music
- Can be created with existing equipment
- Sounds good as short, self-contained work
- useful for background music in films and such
- Each 4 weeks became bored and was prompted to change something, create something new
- At week 15, things became more melodic
- exploring limited genre requires creativity
- pushed him to come up with different ideas
- Has improved ability to quickly complete projects
Other stuff: Why do I choose to spend my time doing one thing and not another, when I’ve said I want to do the another? To be explored in a future blog post….
http://barcamp.org for info on bar camps in general and how to organize one.
- Nothing fancy, just a few audio tracks picked out for @dConstruct 2011 (tantek.com)
- How To Make An Idea Work (knowledgephobia.wordpress.com)
- 5 Ways to Stop Psyching Yourself Out of Your Goals (lifehack.org)
- Balance Your Creativity-Namaste (clubcreativestudio.wordpress.com)