Enjoy the Ride

Being part of a team is a great thing, especially when you get to collaborate with people from different backgrounds and with unique thought processes.

But somethings you “need to learn is that” it is OK to not be in control of the situation and learn to be a passenger on the ride.

This past weekend, the Wild and Untamed Creative team performed their first official production day and let me tell you, it was a long day.

We had two different projects filmed.

One of which I took lead, and the Second I was support staff

As you can see from this weeks featured photo, you can tell their was definitely a difference in the shoots.

Because I am “hands on” person, it took me a minute to adjust from being lead to support. By having various supporting roles in the project, the creative team and I were able to take a different perspective on the outcome and both shoots went really well.

Reflecting on that day, it dawned on me that: truly working as a cohesive team showed me and my fellow creatives that by aiding each other and being unified, we were able to obtain a phenomenal end result but by being part of the team, we were able to get to the final result.

Sometimes it is OK to not take the lead.

You just have to sit back and…

ENJOY THE RIDE!!!

 

 

Be The šŸ“

Being a creative means it is always great being part of a team; it helps lighten the load of responsibility and true creativity emerges from collaboration.

At Wild and Untamed, our Creative Team has started a trend by using the catch phrase

“BE THE CHICKEN.”

Now, what does that mean?

We all know the joke, “Why did the Chicken cross the road?” and the normal response would be, “To get to the other side.”

But did you ever think about the struggle of the chicken?

Crossing the road meansĀ  to step out of his or her comfort zone.

As creatives, we need to be the chicken and to CROSS THE ROAD!!! We need to step out of our comfort zone and create and do new things and not be afraid to accomplish them. We need to use our creativity to constantly push the barrier and try things out and see if they work.

For my team, this picture really shows us how to push beyond our barriers.

We tried an innovative idea with our lights by creating new and different silhouette effects and by making the conscious decision to step out, we fell in love with the end result.

We incorporated this new method especially with our photos! We even went the extra mile to contact Visual Media Church and make an attempt to collaborate with them. Which as matter a fact was a major success by the looks on the screen!

It always helps to cross that road when you aren’t the only one crossing it.

so “BE THE CHICKEN”…

But that doesn’t mean be the ONLY chicken.

 

The ā€œPERFECTā€ Show

Being a perfectionist is a great thing, but you must know the downfall that comes with it.

Being the technical director of Wild & Untamed I strive to make every service the perfect show and I do that by helping the Next Generation Pastor in the service by “running the show”

Now I know what your thinking, “how does this guy run the show?” Well I’m running the service from behind the scenes, making sure that all of the lights do not turn off in the middle of his sermon, I make sure that the lyrics for praise and worship are correct and in order of the song, and making sure that the night runs smoothly.

Each and every service we try to provide the perfect service so that it can be the best we can provide. Now here is where being the perfectionist can be your down fall. There is no such thing as the PERFECT SHOW!

What you imagine the show to be will never be there, it is impossible to reach perfection. Can you make the night a success? Yes. Can you have a night run smoothly? Yes. But will you ever have that perfect night? No.

So then what makes the show perfect if you can never have a perfect show. Well it took me along time to figure this out. A perfect show is when you are able to enjoy what you are doing, and surrounding yourself with a great team that carries the same passion as you do, not only leading them in this production but being able to do it knowing they have your back and will do anything to make the night a success.

So for those of you who are like me and they strive for that unattainable “PERFECT SHOW” be content with the production you are in, don’t get caught up on the small things as much as you have too, focus more on the team that is helping you in that production. Make the night PERFECT, by enjoying it.

What is a Creative

What is a Creative?

Is it that those art students that are always playing with their instruments or those hipsters sitting in Starbucks?

What truly defines a Creative?

Websters Dictionary defines creativity as “the process by which one utilizes creative ability”

Anyone can be a creative. It is only finding that unique passion that you strive every day to become better in it.

I never had thought of my self as a creative, I had always thought of myself to be very analytical.

But what I’ve come to learn and realize is that my analytical self only enhances my creativity, it doesn’t hinder it.

Because of my analytical nature, I am able to see things and make things happen unlike other people.

Now everything I do, every thought I have, every piece of work I do.

Is Creative.

Being in charge of all the live media in Wild and Untamed, The Youth and Young Adult ministry of Metro Life Church, I have been able to embrace that Wild and Untamed life style and become a creative. Every video that is produced, every graphic that is designed, the entire look of the stage, I analyze it and become creative with it.

Find your passion. Develop your craft. Use your unique skill set. and be a CREATIVE!