Hello everyone, and welcome to another year of TEDxChapmanU! In continuing our theme of Icons, Geniuses & Mavericks, which celebrates those who are celebrated by others, those who aren’t afraid to dream those lofty goals and those who challenge the status quo every day, we present a TED Talk that will inspire you to be a game-changer in 2013. Especially applicable to our film schools, at the inception of a new semester here on Chapman’s campus, this talk features producer Julie Burstein discussing the creative process.

Burstein delves into the stories of other creative thinkers, like filmmaker Mira Nair, writer Richard Ford, sculptor Richard Serra, and photographer Joel Meyerowitz, to show the possible hardship of a life based on creativity, but also the reward of creating in the face of challenge, or adversity. It’s the perfect motivation to get out there and follow your dreams, or embrace doing what you love if you’re lucky enough to have already found it.