Thinking through and writing about issues that rouse
This past weekend, I saw as many of the films at the University of Guam Film Festival that I could manage. There's something about passion projects that is so contagious as far as creative urges go. In this creative phase of my life, I seem to be excavating those urges I had in the past. In this case, I had a stint exploring film in college. (Someday, I'll upload those films on youtube.)
During the month of April, for National Poetry Month, I had meant to post a poem that I had recently written on this website. After being bitten by the creative bug at the film festival, I wondered if I could do a little "movie" of the poem. (This is only my second iMovie ever. I made one of my niece at the playground when she was 4, I think. She is now in 5th grade.) So I spent several hours yesterday learning this and that, and did it.
In the spirit of Austin Kleon, author of Steal Like an Artist and Show Your Work, I uploaded it on youtube. Making the little movie (more like a slide show) was a learning opportunity and now a sharing opportunity. I think I will get better at it if I do it more. I used a template, and maybe if I get more into it, I won't rely on a template.
So here it is. Seeing Beauty. Hope you like it.
Diane Aoki is a writer who explores other modes of creativity as her intuition leads her.