Creativity Workshop by James Creative Arts & Entertainment Company

So sitting around figuring out how to make the small company that I started more productive and interactive. Then out of the blue an idea popped into my head that said, why not have creative workshops for kids and teens, and people that want to learn creative things but need a creative push. Hence, tadah, the creative workshop. So okay whats the next step. Well in order to have a creative workshop you need creative people that are skilled to help the unskilled and the semi skilled become skilled (By the way I still consider myself unskilled, but I’m getting better). So on my quest to find the skilled I reached out to the local staff in charge of creative arts in my area and was meant with a resounding No. Or why, why, why, what, who and how? Okay, I get it. How can you do a creative arts workshop and not be an expert. Because I can, and will. Other creative artists will help me. Hence the main goal is to get kids and teens being creative and thinking creatively. That’s not a very difficult feat. So let’s just see how things turn out. Even if only 1 kid shows up to the workshop, it was a success. Nothing great was built over night. It takes years and years, and more years. But this is our start. Winjoy.

Animatronics & Movie Stage EFX

So since I was a kid I was fascinated by movies such as Robocop, Thriller, and ET. I didn’t realize until I get older that other people had created this things and they were controlled by a process called Animatronics. The design process is pretty awesome. But I have no clue as to how to begin or what goes where. But what I’ve learned is that in this age of information anything and everything is out there. but you have to discipline yourself to get there. So a website that I found some really cool images in regards to design and special EFX is www.mageefx.com

Here are some of the images that inspire me:

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Pretty cool indeed. Man I cant wait to come up with some creative ideas of my own and incorporate them into short films and plays. So in the meantime I was watching a video regarding getting into animatronics here.

Enjoy. Until next time folks. As Bob Dylan said The loser now, will be later to win.

Iamsu Only that Real feat Sage the Gemini 2 Chainz

 

So on the internet search as I usually do then found this video. I like the use of animation in the video and the perfect use of timing. Pretty well done. The song is very mellow as well but also has a lot of energy. The music (to me) makes you relax and you can be playing video games or just sitting back during a party relaxing with friends and family. I aspire to create these types of videos with the future artists that will be coming out of James Creative Arts & Entertainment Company. Enjoy.

 

 

I was on the page to the link to the video and saw this dance done by a fan and decided to add it. Enjoy. So that’s what kids these days do when they ask for a pass to the bathroom. LOL.

Nae Nae New Hot Dance by We are Toonz

 

So preparing for a dj gig and going thru my clients playlist and found this song. Thought it was pretty hot. Then youtubed it. Everyone is going crazy over this song. So posted it. As it deals mostly with spontaneous creativity.  You stand in the middle then dance, well its better if you watch the video. Plus there’s tons of tutorials online. Another key theme is to engage the audience while you dance. That’s it. James Creative arts & entertainment out.

Penguin Dance Hot in Saudi Arabia

There is a dance that’s pretty hot in Saudi Arabia right now. It’s called the penguin dance. There are videos on youtube that show how its done and what not. But you stand centered both feet together, then you step to your side with your right foot, then again, then bring the right foot back to center, then out with your left foot, out left again, then both feet together centered, a small jump forward, then back, then 3 hops forward. Thats it. Then throw in your own style in there as well.

Creativity and Exercise by James Creative Arts & Entertainment Company

Creative Ideas are with you always. So I went for a walk today to get rid of some frustration that I was feeling regarding things occurring that are out of hands. I decided that I was going to climb this hill. I had drunk some water earlier and I was relaxing but getting ready to do the deed. Lol. Fontana Hills Sky

The link above will take you to the picture. Let me see if I can figure out how to insert it here.

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So as you can see. Ah, destiny to climb the mountain. Right. Well that’s what I thought to myself. It was so hard. There is a path that goes around the mountain but I didn’t start there. I started at the bottom of the face of the mountain. It was such good exercise but man it hurt. I had to stop at least 7 to 9 times, maybe even 10. It was a lot of rest because at some points there were only rocks and you had to low crawl to make it up some of the ridges. but it was good. As you get to the top there are rocks that are painted with various figures like star wars, alice in wonderland, and various other cartoons, lol. Here is one.

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James Creative Arts & Entertainment Company

Whoever created this did an Awesome job and really took there time. But the paintings acted like land marks cuz like I said there is like 4 or 5 false/fake ridges before you reach the pinnacle of the mountain. One thing that was really weird/cool was at certain points on some ridges you could hear complete silence/stillness. It was so quiet I could hear my heartbeat. Yes, that quiet. So the experience was pretty cool in and of itself. I really liked it. And last but not least the grand finale. The top. Here are some pictures from the top.

 

 

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As I walked and continued to walk it dawned on me(as it always does during exercise) no one was with me. I was all alone. It was scary but thrilling at the same time, but more scary. I have heard countless stories of people getting bit by snakes and mountain lion scares but another part of me wanted to climb the mountain in spite of all those obstacles or perceived difficulties. What I realize a lot of time is fear or the things that are stopping us are in our head. But my persistent effort in spite of the fear, little step, by little step, We get there. Not as fast as some others or as fast as we would like but we get there. Another thing in todays age of hyper connectivity if a lot of people aren’t cheering you on or championing your idea then your a loser/nobody. But I realized that’s not true. Who makes the determination what is great to a person’s sense of accomplishment and what is not. A five year old learning how to ride a bike doesn’t compare themselves to a tour de france racer. IF they were they would never get on the bike because that’s extremely self destructive. So where does creativity come from? anywhere. But when you creating or trying things out if you only have an audience of 10 or 12. Be grateful for even that. Which is also my way of saying Thank You to anyone and everyone who follows me and likes my instagram pics as I take this journey and reads this blog from time to time. Climbing the hill reminded me that the route to your goal is long and laborious, but with determination and will power you can get there.

Speaking Of Creativity

Creative expression is a rare quality. But when it shows up, it’s generally a good day for everyone. Thanks again for stopping bye and enjoy. The video looks like it was shot in westwood from the different locations. Click the link. Enjoy.

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Created Another Logo for a Local Business in Moreno Valley, Ca.

James Creative Arts & Entertainment Company created another logo/header for a local business here in Moreno Valley, Ca called Hudena James Inc. The first logo was kind of not want the owner wanted. After a few tweeks to the page you could clearly understand what the business stood for and was capable of doing for you. The business happens to be a paralegal business that helps people with forms needed for various situations that may arise. As a Creative Arts Company it was good getting to venture into a different field other than something that is more easily recognized as dealing with creativity such as drawing, art, or music, or anything along those lines. Here is a link to the picture posted on instagram James Creative Arts & Entertainment Company One thing that I realized while playing on the project is that not much is done without failure first happening first. But as you stumble and keep on going you get better and better. So once again thanks for stopping by, James Creative Arts & Entertainment Company, have a wonderful day.