• Creativity,  Films

    Roqué’s First Friday Films: Building Benches at Chinkapin Craftstead (07/01/22)

    Today is the first Friday of July. It is time to share a new short film that I have made!

    As of this past spring, I have worked as the Director of Programs at Chinkapin Craftstead Land Project. It is a nonprofit organization based in Woodbury, TN, that cares for over 300 acres of forest and builds community through arts and craft-related events and programming. There is already a community of people working together to build hiking trails, care for a vegetable garden, and help with events.

    Back in April, several folks came together at Chinkapin to build a few Leopold benches that would be distributed to different groups and households in the local area. I was on hand to film the entire process from cutting the wood to piecing together all of the different parts. You will see all of that in this short film and hear a new song that I wrote and recorded for this project.

    Chinkapin Crafstead is a unique organization that incorporates land preservation and the advancement of the arts in its mission statement. I am proud to be able to help carry out its intentions as a staff member. Watch these beautiful Leopold benches come together by pressing the “Play” button above.

  • Creativity,  Films

    Roqué’s Friday Films: Cultivating Creativity Episode 2 (03/04/22)

    For this month’s first Friday Film, I unveil the second episode of my Cultivating Creativity series. This episode explores the joy of play and how unstructured fun activity is a breeding ground for creativity and ideation. Filmed in a park in Woodbury, TN, and in a studio in Liberty, TN, I had a lot of fun making this, which is actually the objective I was aiming for. The music in this episode is an original composition and a piano improvisation I recorded specifically for this project.

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    Thank you all for watching my films! See you again soon for something new on the horizon!!

    —Roqué

  • Creativity,  Films

    Roqué’s Friday Films (02/04/22): Cultivating Creativity

    Roqué’s first Friday films are back in 2022! For this first Friday in February, I premiere the inaugural episode of a series I have made called “Cultivating Creativity.” This collection of stories detail different practices designed to nurture creativity in my life. The first episode describes four basic rules that govern how I cultivate new ideas and fresh perspectives.

    This series will be the first complete set of videos that I am presenting on my YouTube channel.

    For more updates, original poetry, new photography, and my musings about creativity, please subscribe to my monthly email newsletter Pianissimo by clicking on this button below:

    Thank you all for watching! More to come soon!

    —Roqué