How many creatives does it take to change a lightbulb?
- Why do you need a different lightbulb?
- What is the lightbulb's purpose?
- Whose lightbulb is it?
- What shape and size lightbulb do you want?
- What color?
It took three days and almost all of my remaining energy, but it refilled my lungs with creativity. C'mon Team was an experience I'll never forget and it has fundamentally transformed my state of mind as a freelancing filmmaker.
A little background: "We're a group of creatives that visits non-profits around the world to create digital content and tell the story of their organization and cause online all at no cost to the non-profits. Our aim is to give back to the givers by sharing our skills generously in the spirit of community." What they don't say is that the process is just as important as the result. C'mon Team is medicine to creatives with the reward of providing unique content to non-profits. I'm not going to tell you a personal transformation story, but what I will tell you is that I was reminded of what everyone already possessed: perspective. These days perspective is elusive and hard to nail down without using buzzwords. Storytelling has deep roots, but it needs new perspective and C’mon Team helped me to realize that.
Our group was assigned to Totem Star, which is a record label for teen artists that provides all the circumstances and resources to develop successful musicians. I am so incredibly grateful to have been able to build a relationship and provide Totem Star with things to bolster their already amazing organization. And although we are done with this particular event, my wife and I are now in a position to continue to provide for a place that we relate to and love. Creativity and inspiration is contagious—many thanks to C’mon Team and Totem Star for reminding us this. We will never forget.