An integral feature of daisie is the process of discovery, be it for inspiration, education or development. Discovery holds great significance for both the producer and consumer; providing exposure for one and knowledge for the other. We decided to simplify the process for our community and play a part in the learning experience, giving insight into the life and work of creatives at varying stages of their journey.
Introducing: Spotlights, Podcasts and Question Times!
Spotlights are short films following the lives of emerging creators. The diverse individuals we feature tell of varied routes into the industry, their clear talent the only common theme. The Spotlight tracks a typical 'day in the life', documenting the work they produce and shining a light on their individual way of working.
Spotlights are an opportunity for us to find creators that may not yet have been exposed to a large audience. Breaks come in all shapes and sizes, and sometimes the belief in ones work may dip when we're constantly surrounded by success. It's important to take a moment every so often to reflect on the progress you've made and how different a creator you are now. Hopefully Spotlights can provide an honest window into the minds of creatives who may be at similar stages in their careers to you.
Spotlights will be released monthly and will live over on @daisie in the daisie app. Here you can also find the images/content captured alongside additional information. You can also watch the films on our YouTube channel.
Thinking Big with Maisie Williams is a podcast focused on striving towards realising your greatest dreams. It will feature some of the world's finest thinkers and most influential people. The podcast will explore why creativity is one of the most important characteristics of being human and how it can make us successful as individuals and as a species.
Creativity is the foundation of innovation; it's the key to understanding how to truly realise and establish ones self as a catalyst for change. We're hoping to unlock the answers as to how influential figures at the top of every industry use their creativity to get to where they are today.
We will be uploading the podcasts every 2-3 weeks. You will find it on our website or listen directly on Apple or Spotify.
"Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up." - Pablo Picasso
Question Time offers the opportunity for daisie users to connect directly with industry experts. You will get an insight into the lives of your favourite actors, painters, musicians, designers, authors and photographers - being presented with the opportunity to have your questions answered and collaborate together on a project.
We will regularly invite Industry Leaders to take part in Q&As directly on the app, focusing on their thoughts on the industry as a whole, the importance of the position they find themselves in, and any advice they have for the next generation of creative talent.
Users can submit questions once the QT is live, with the Industry Leader choosing themselves what to answer, based off of significance and relevance. At the end of the session a task will be set specific to the industry and host.
We will then shoot a short film with the QT host, taking time to explore their story and route into the industry, as well as answering key questions from the previous Q&A and highlighting a handful of task submissions. They'll then select their favourite projects and collaborate on them, exposing successful creators to giant audiences.
If you want to know some more about QTs or watch a trailer of our first QT with Maisie, click here.
How to suggest new people?
If you have any suggestions of someone you think we've got to have on a Spotlight, Podcast or Question Time, just click here to be directed to our community forum where you can let us know!