Visual Narrative – My journey as a writer, alone in Ireland. The visual narrative is a combination of stories and images from my travels.


Creative Living is a five-minute documentary detailing creative professions. The business world is expanding and new creative fields are becoming available. New ideas and out of the box ideas are making companies stand out. Creativity is a viable asset, but many creative types are more content just doing what they love no matter their income.

The inspiration for this documentary stems from the personal decision to major in a creative field. Many students are choosing a creative career path as opposed to the Wall Street route, but while creative jobs are on the rise it is still a risky endeavor.  Are students choosing this route because they’re inspired? Are creative professionals doing what they love despite the money? Can you live off of your creativity?

Creative Living follows several individuals all involved in creative pursuits. Alan Yamamoto is an engineer turned photographer, Tyler Gross is a student musician, Jon Bishop is a DJ, and Gentry McCombs is a street performer. The array of success between these individuals is very distinctive of the creative world. Hearing their personal stories as well as feeling the passion each feels for their career is a key part in understanding the creative lifestyle. While every interviewee had his own story, one thing they all had in common was their passion for creativity, and zeal to do what they love despite their income.

This documentary strives to counter the stigmas of creative careers and encourage the viewer to consider the benefits of pursuing your passion.


3 responses »

  1. I thought this was really great and an original take on the assignment. The ink sketches do a great job of blurring the lines between reality and your perceptions. And it’s also just really fun.

  2. This is really awesome and definitely one of my favorites. I love the combination of photography and sketches. The handwriting instead of typed text gives it such a personal, honest feel. I would love to try something like this. Really great job.

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