Category Archives: Creative Tools

Collaborative Education in Practice

In a previous blog I  have written about the importance of collaborative education, and how in Scotland a portal and resources have been set up for people to use to enhance this in schools. In this blog I will set … Continue reading

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Creative Crowdfunding – new steps?

Five weeks after Nesta and the Arts Council launched their crowd funding pilot for arts projects this blog looks at where we are with crowdfunding creative projects, and how do you obtain grants etc. to help your funding campaign. Crowdfunding … Continue reading

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VR Basics for Storytellers

This blog sets out the basic  issues you need to take on board as an animator, writer or developer looking to explore and create in the new Virtual Reality(VR) spaces.  VR is developing fast and  the opportunities for storytelling are … Continue reading

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Top 10 Tips : Tony Collingwood – Creating a Children’s Series

This blog has been written by Tony Colingwood, founder of Collingwood & Co, partners in Bcre8ive’s Lab. Tony Collingwood produced his debut film RARG in 1988. His credit list includes the specials The King’s Beard, Eddy & the Bear and … Continue reading

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Creative Story Development 1 – Mobile/Web shorts

Development is a process of discovery especially in the early stages, what seemed like a great idea an hour ago when put to the test of a few simple questions may have some obvious limitations. The point is not that … Continue reading

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Why is Research is Central to Creativity?

Why research is important to narratives? Creatives research in order to be able to develop their work, to create worlds they have not experienced, and to avoid  actually creating something!. Research, and particularly interviewing people, generates the raw material from … Continue reading

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How do we make Content Development work?

In a month where new monies are announced for cross platform production, games funding, and media and content convergence the focus appears to be on the tech part of the creative industries rather than the content, yet it is the … Continue reading

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6 (plus 1) Free Creative Apps to start a project

This blog is one of an occasional series which identifies digital options for creatives from Phil Parker, co-founder of BCre8ive.. Creating on the move and in particular with tablets is now a big opportunity for creative but which apps, given … Continue reading

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5 Writing Tips from Jocelyn Stevenson

This week’s tips are from Jocelyn Stevenson a children’s media professional. Jocelyn  has worked for over 40 years in children’s media as a writer, creator, producer and executive producer. Her credits include Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, The Magic Schoolbus, Bob … Continue reading

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How to Protect your IP rights

A small claims court for your intellectual property. This blog is written by BCre8ive’s guest blogger – photographer Alan Gallery The most important thing to understand about copyright is that in UK and EU law it is a property right. … Continue reading

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