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thechasejarvis9 karma

Samsung once paid me to shoot an image of a recurring dream I had. Huge budget, whatever I wanted... It was a dream I have/had around floating / flying in a sea of colorful clouds... Here's a link to my behind the scenes story / video there http://blog.chasejarvis.com/blog/2013/05/color-photograph-samsung-series-9-monitor/

Another one that comes to mind is a shoot for Brooks Sports (running). I shot in 10 countries in 14 days, completely circumnavigating the world...all in cities that had hosted Olympic marathons. It was a marathon shoot about shooting marathons ;)

thechasejarvis6 karma

Great question. Living - would be either Richard Branson or Elon Musk. Both guys are insanely creative from a 'pure Creativity' (capital C) standpoint, but they're also both amazing, bold, entrepreneurs from whom the world could learn. It's 2 parts 'huge vision' but another critical part around execution. Both guys could also teach people how to think huge/big…. People say ‘shoot for the stars and you might hit the moon’…. and that’s the thing both Branson and Musk - they both mean it literally (virgin galactic + space X!)

Dead - probably Davie Bowie. His recent passing was a crusher to me personally…in that he’s alway been a huge inspiration. Film, music, directorial, performance, etc … again his ability to think so big across a variety of media / art types, and yet still execute so well on the discrete projects…would be a force in the “classroom”. Learning that guy’s secrets would be a huge win, not just for CreativeLive students, but for the world.

I'm also inspired by Amelia Earhart. Could you imagine her as a teacher! Her ability to calculate risk, to avert it, and to creatively fly in the face (pun intended ;) of naysayers would be chock full of lessons for anyone. Plus I think she was actually a professor later in life. She would have been incredible.

thechasejarvis6 karma

My secret weapon to getting out of a funk (after failing) or stalling is... get into adventures! Do something different to jump start your world view and start creating — anything to get the juices flowing. Here are few techniques to unlock my most creative work here: http://cr8.lv/1TxfKGL. I also have a great number of videos on the topic with my video series cjRAW: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL29mIqPacBTLU3CLGIrgyhj5r2VrOOM2f … and you can start working on daily creative project ideas with this: http://cr8.lv/1mVsdr5. Great question.... and btw, the self doubt never fully leaves you. It's there all the time, but you've got to keep pushing and creating. If you have those voices inside your head it means youre probably doing it right (ie pushing yourself). Trick is to keep those voices at bay as much as you can...

thechasejarvis5 karma

The work is disappearing from the MIDDLE of the industry, actually. The top of the industry and the bottom are both thriving. Top = people who have done big work and are dependable pros continue to get big $ work. The low end of the market is flooded with a lot of people working for low $ or doing it 'on the side'. But the people who have been in the middle, trying to cobble together some low-mid price point work...they are really feeling the pinch. Not 'big' enough to go up market, and can't afford to work for super cheap / free. I see this trend continuing.

thechasejarvis4 karma

I recommend you read a lot about creativity - in part because it fascinates me, but moreso because it's a characteristic that can be leveraged into any work, any life. Here are a few books I love on the topic... http://blog.chasejarvis.com/blog/2015/03/books-to-make-you-more-creative/