Author Archive: David Intrator

David Intrator is a creative and strategic consultant with over 25 years experience both in the U.S. and abroad. As an award-winning writer and filmmaker, he offers practical, real-world insights into the challenges facing any organization that wishes to be more creative in its thinking and its actions. He is based in New York City and was educated at Harvard University.

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Swimming with Jean-Luc Godard
By June 18, 2011 Read More →

Swimming with Jean-Luc Godard

My friend Andy gave me a call last night and asked if I wanted join him downtown at the Waverly to take in Jean-Luc Godard’s 2010 movie, “Film Socialisme.” I hadn’t seen Andy in a while, hadn’t even been out to the movies in a while. So I took him up on the offer. The […]

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“You Can’t Want Anything” | Creativity and Control
By May 16, 2011 Read More →

“You Can’t Want Anything” | Creativity and Control

A few years before his death in 2004, Charlie Rose interviewed Henri Cartier- Bresson at his home in Paris. For years, Carier-Bresson had already been recognized as one of the greatest photographers of his time, having produced an uncanny amount of photographic masterpieces. Rose was curious as to how Cartier-Bresson went about his work. “What’s the […]

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Does a brain quirk foster creativity?
By March 20, 2011 Read More →

Does a brain quirk foster creativity?

Here’s an fascinating article from Imprint magazine about the connection between synethesia and creativity.

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Creativity and Contradiction
By March 7, 2011 Read More →

Creativity and Contradiction

Cognitive psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman explores creativity and contradiction in this recent article in huffingtonpost.com. “Do I contradict myself? / Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes.)” — Walt Whitman In the CNN.com article “The confusing legacy of Michael Jackson,” Todd Leopold discusses the perplexing combination of seemingly contradictory traits displayed by […]

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Musical Improvisation, Creativity and the Brain
By January 11, 2011 Read More →

Musical Improvisation, Creativity and the Brain

In this fascinating talk at TED, neuroscientist Dr. Charles Limb explores the relationship between creativity, improvisation and brain function, based on examining jazz and hip-hop musicians as they create music while undergoing an fMRI scan.

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Is peak performance just a big act?
By December 7, 2010 Read More →

Is peak performance just a big act?

I’ve spent a good deal of my career as director of films, both commercial and documentary, and my clients have often remarked on the quality of the performances I get, whether it’s from professional actors or just regular folks. Some have asked whether I use any particular method to get people to perform at their best. I had never really […]

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