Special Q&A | How To Be Creative Whilst in Lockdown
Unlocking Creativity
by Daniel Brookes
2y ago
On this special edition of the Unlocking Creativity podcast, listeners of the show send in their questions about how to be creative and stay creative whilst in lockdown and living in these socially distant times.   Three of the many questions we’ll be answering in this episode include: How to find new inspiration whilst locked down and working in isolation. What to do with all those projects we were planning on doing before the pandemic began. And how creativity can make an impact in the world around us, regardless of the industry.      Thank you to special guest contribu ..read more
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S2, Ep5: Derren Brown | Mentalist & Illusionist | Original Thinking
Unlocking Creativity
by Daniel Brookes
2y ago
Derren Brown is best known for his mind-altering stage shows and Netflix TV specials. By mixing mentalism, magic, illusion, suggestion, hypnotism and suggestion, Derren’s performances are always innovative, distinct and continually push boundaries. So often surrounded in secrecy, what you're about to find out is the creative process that goes into developing some of his most famous stage shows and effects. Most people ask Derren Brown how his performances are done but what you’re about to discover is even better - how he creates them in the first place. This episode of Unlocking Creativity is ..read more
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S2, Ep4: Nettie Wakefield | Artist | Developing a Signature Style
Unlocking Creativity
by Daniel Brookes
2y ago
Nettie Wakefield is one of the most exciting artists around right now. Her distinct style has led to her works being snapped up by collectors and galleries across the globe, as well as being scouted by Banksy. Nettie is the first-ever artist to ever appear on the podcast and she provides some truly unique insights into what goes into making her own pieces, along with all the highs and lows that can come with it.   Three takeaways from this episode include: Why it’s important to develop an individual style and have consistency in your work.  How working in solitude can impact your ..read more
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S2, Ep3: Jeremy Irvine | Actor | Mindset
Unlocking Creativity
by Daniel Brookes
2y ago
As the first actor to make an appearance on the show, Jeremy Irvine certainly didn’t disappoint. Many may know Jeremy for his past roles on the likes of the blockbuster movie War Horse, the giant musical franchise that is Mamma Mia and his latest project, Treadstone. The mammoth Amazon Prime Video series is an action-packed thriller set in the world of Jason Bourne amidst a backdrop of spies, assassins and espionage. Jeremy’s credits from film, television and stage have been widely varied and so too has his experience. In this episode, Jeremy provides a brilliantly truthful and honest insight ..read more
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S2, Ep2: Dylan Jones OBE | Editor-in-Chief of British GQ | Gut Instinct
Unlocking Creativity
by Daniel Brookes
2y ago
The stylish start to the season continues with British GQ’s Editor-in-Chief, Dylan Jones. Not only one of the most inspiring people who I’ve ever had the pleasure to interview but also a man of many creative talents. When he’s not running the monthly bible of all things cutting edge, Dylan is also an accomplished author, a strong advocate for Britain’s creative industries and the Chair of London Fashion Week Men's. He’s won countless awards for his work and in 2011 was granted an OBE for his services to publishing.    Three Takeaways From This Episode Include:  An insight into ..read more
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S2, Ep1: Tamara Mellon OBE | Founder, Jimmy Choo | High Risk, High Reward
Unlocking Creativity
by Daniel Brookes
2y ago
Season Two has landed! We’re certainly kicking off in style with leading creative and Jimmy Choo founder, Tamara Mellon. Not only an incredible businesswoman but also a leader in the world of fashion design, whose innovations continually push the industry forward.  With a fierce and hardened attitude to risk, Tamara’s choices are often ambitious but never fail to create trends that many then proceed to follow. From her designs to how she runs her businesses, the results are always distinct, bold and noteworthy. Tamara has an abundance of wisdom and life experience that led to an inte ..read more
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S1, Ep10: Paul Oakenfold | DJ & Producer | Creating a Movement
Unlocking Creativity
by Daniel Brookes
2y ago
It's the season one finale! Hasn't time flown? Never fear, the recording has begun for series two and we have a knockout, solid-gold, brilliant guest to ensure we see out this season with a bang. Enter the ring, Paul Oakenfold!   Paul is not only known as a top DJ having previously been voted the world's best two years running, but also as a music producer, record label boss and for his scores on TV shows and films, including THAT Big Brother theme tune and Hollywood blockbuster, Swordfish. As well as all of that, he's also the man that created a movement with what became known ..read more
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S1, Ep9: Sarah Edwards | Sony Pictures SVP | Creative Instincts
Unlocking Creativity
by Daniel Brookes
2y ago
As both a creator of television formats and also someone who looks to find the most original formats globally, Sarah Edwards's creative instincts have to always be on. Whether it's working with her team to devise the next hit show or searching for the seed of something great in another territory, Sarah describes herself as needing to remain open to inspiration at all times.    I met with Sarah at her office in Sony Pictures to talk about what goes into creating a hit show like The Weakest Link and Take Me Out, as well as going from someone who was 'average academically' to one o ..read more
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S1, Ep8: Elika Gibbs | Stylist | A Tidy Idea
Unlocking Creativity
by Daniel Brookes
2y ago
With clients including Kate Moss and royalty, Elika Gibbs is renowned in the fashion industry for her work as both a stylist, as well as for being the first person to start a company specialising in wardrobe organisation. A business model that's now often imitated but never surpassed.    For this episode, Elika came to record the episode at my home. It seemed like a nice idea at first, but as you'll hear in the show, it was a mistake! Never invite a professional organiser to your unprofessionally organised home...     Three Takeaways From This Episode Include:  &n ..read more
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S1, Ep7: Damon Bryant | Creative Producer| The Go-Getter
Unlocking Creativity
by Daniel Brookes
2y ago
By always being open to an opportunity, Damon Bryant's career has been varied, fascinating and unlike any other. Having left school at 16, Damon went on to start a film company with Jude Law and Ewan McGregor, became an agent, ran a nightclub and even became the Creative Director of the Lotus Formula 1 Team - a first for the sport. Now combining all of his past hats into his current company Bacchus Entertainment, we sat down together at Quo Vadis in Soho to discuss what he's learned through the years and how beating leukaemia has given him his go-getter attitude.   Three Takeaways Fr ..read more
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