Tokyo Creativity

May 2015

One of the best things about travelling for work is that I get to travel along side some of the most talented creatives I know. The exciting part of being with a group of creative people is that everyone has different ideas for things they want to make. This usually results in an array of different creative products being produced after each trip. Our last excursion was no exception. Here is some of the creative madness that came out of spending a week in Tokyo together.

Jack x

Super 8 – Tokyo & New Orleans from Adrian Bliss on Vimeo.

24 Hours In Tokyo from JacksGap on Vimeo.

Tom Rosenthal – Everyone is Everyone Else (Official Video) from Tom Rosenthal on Vimeo.

Tokyo – iPhone 6 Plus 240FPS from Joshua Cowan on Vimeo.

Behind the Lens – Japan from Tim Kellner on Vimeo.

  • Elaine

    I really love your work :)
    I’m fifteen how can i start making film??
    Pls… Go back to the philippines :)

    • Jessica Valentine-Howard

      The best advice I think anyone can give you when you ask that question is to “just do it”
      Let me explain,
      A lot of people worry about the fact that they don’t have a brilliant idea for a film, well, I say that “it is not the idea, it is the execution” somebody might have the best idea in the world, but if they don’t tell it right, people will get bored, they won’t feel what you want them to feel!
      I am currently working on a video project called ‘rain’ yes you read right, ‘rain’ is the idea.
      But with such a simple idea, I am showing people how I feel when it rains, how they might feel, what the rain does etc etc etc, all without speaking a word.
      Once people hear ‘it isn’t the idea it is the execution’ they start thinking, “well, if it is all about HOW I do it, I am screwed! I don’t have the best camera or a tripod or final cut pro!”
      This is when I reply “It is not about the gear you have”
      Which is when I receive something along the lines of “then what IS it? It’s not the idea, but it’s not about the gear… how on earth am I supposed to be a really cool film maker?”
      And to that I say
      “You just do, you create films about things you care about, I am planning on filming something all about my 8, soon to be 9 year old sister who one minute loves me the next minute she’s kicking me out of her room, but she is an inspiration to me. She has a lot of confidence and a questionable sense of style, and I love her for it.
      If you make films about things, people, topics that you care about then it will be a breeze! Think about one thing in your life that is super important to you? Your family? Your friends? Your dog!? Then film them!
      Let your creativity flow.
      One thing that I like to do is JUST FILM and then I tend to create the story while I edit.
      When I filmed my little brothers birthday for a ‘home movie’ project, I literally filmed everything, the whole day was captured and then I edited it into a beautiful piece.
      Type in ‘royalty free music’ and you can download anything on the site (BEWARE THOUGH) Next to the track will be a text that you have to paste into your description box. This not only gives them credit but also allows you to use the track and not be ‘told off’
      Music is KEY to making a film, if you want to create a nostalgic almost sad video, you’re not going to want happy up beat music in the background huh?
      So, choose your track well (type in Uncopy4You in YouTube and the channel gives you music that is uncopyrighted and you DONT have to enter anything in your description! The channel is amazing and sort of my little gem, it is very much Melodic dubstep, electro, house etc so if you’re looking for a beautiful piano/guitar piece stick to your royalty free music – I suggest Bensound!)
      I hope this helped.
      I stick by what I said in the beginning, the hardest thing to do is get started, pull out your camera and shove it in your dogs/friends face.
      Depending on what you want to do, collaborate!
      If you want to be a little more like JacksGap then collaborate by featuring someone in the video e.g. Tim (Kellner) appeared in the video above and helped Jack make the film – therefore Jack will naturally appear in Tim’s and they’ll tweet about eachother etc,
      If you’re going down the less… professional route and then collaborate the way Zoella does with her friends or Joe Sugg does with Casper/Zoe.
      I really hoped this helped!
      Let me know if you have any questions!
      Good luck on you’re journey, make sure you have fun!

      • Ashley O’callaghan

        Thank you for this wonderful reply! Even though it wasn’t my comment haha! Feeling very inspired to just do it :) x

        • Jessica Valentine-Howard

          That makes me really happy to know!
          Go for it and don’t be afraid, see anything that comes up as a challenge to be accepted!

    • Romain
  • Adriana Popescu

    This is a beautiful example fo creativity. Your work is pure inspiration. Keel keep it coming!

  • Emily Facklam

    It’s amazing how there are so many ways to see the world! I can’t wait to see what else you all create! Thanks for sharing all this amazing content!

  • Veronica G.

    It is so cool seeing what everyone’s mind and creativity can do! Same place, differents vibes from each one.
    This team is lovely, keep up with the good work. :)

    Have a nice weekend,xx.

  • Janelle Sy

    Try attaching something like a strap from the back of the helmet to your backpack. That way, you wouldn’t have to carry an additional amount of weight just to balance the camera in front. :)

  • Mereana

    I used to live in Japan as a ski instructor and it’s still, hands down, my favourite place I’ve ever been. I would move back tomorrow if I could. xx

  • CoopLc

    Man, that’s amazing. Keep up with the good work.

  • Lorenzo Viola

    Awesome videos!

  • Noisette

    Lovely post and amazing videos

  • Licha Abarca

    I really enjoy the video, it make me feel peace and it was beautiful… thanks for share this amazing project.

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