Experiencing Extreme Creativity

Extreme Creativity was the first course of its kind at Bucknell University. English professor Carmen Gillespie staged the class in the campus's Samek Art Gallery and used photographic exhibitions from Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and Myra Greene as jumping off points for discussions on race, gender, class, and the creative process.

While following the timeline of the Extreme Creativity course, this 28-minute documentary addresses some broader issues in higher education. What should a liberal arts education look like? Is there a place for creativity in college? How can students learn to express themselves in their majors and eventual careers?

This documentary was a collaboration between myself and three Bucknell students who were interested in learning more about documentary production. The students filmed the actual class and put together a few rough cuts while I did the interviews with faculty and the final editing.

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