A Multimedia Approach to Positive Production Through
Relational Appreciative Dynamics
Master of Philosophy Organizational Dynamics Program
University of Pennsylvania
Advisor: Amrita Subramanian, Ph.D.
Reader: Erek Ostrowski, Ph.D.
May 1, 2023
WHEN IS NOW PODCAST
Welcome to When is Now with Capella Fahoome. Capella has been in the film industry for over 20 years and is committed to the relational experience of filmmaking. With a concentration on enhancing collaborative environments, she works to build relationships grounded in trust, mutuality, and relational energy. These discussions include topics related to organizational and interpersonal trust, creativity, inclusion, curiosity, gratitude, positive relationships, implicit bias, and leadership styles. In addition, each guest shares their insights, personal stories, and practical tools to empower us to empower others.
This RADTalk can be delivered live, virtually, or pre-recorded. It is designed to begin conversations with production leaders about using Relational Appreciative Dynamics (RAD) to boost creativity and the production process through enhanced relationships. RAD is an interpersonal approach that establishes enriched positive interaction through trust, mutuality, and relational energy.
Relational Appreciative Dynamics eBook
With intention and attention to people, leaders can create communities that flourish, where people, projects, and bottom lines thrive. This eBook is a brief introduction to optimizing the entire production through Relational Appreciative Dynamics (RAD). RAD is an interpersonal approach that establishes enhanced positive interaction through trust, mutuality, and relational energy.
The Outsiders Guide to Filmmaking
... and life in general
The Outsider’s Guide to Filmmaking…and life in general is written through the lens of this self-taught filmmaker who "made it” outside of “Hollywood.” Capella Fahoome has successfully produced award-winning films as an industry outsider using the power of positive relationships. This book is a collection of experiences and simple tips, backed by empirical research, learned along the way of a pretty functional and successful life.
The film industry is ready for a transformation. It is time to prioritize people and relationships by nurturing kindness, inclusion, and respectful engagement. How can Hollywood can use its universal power to influence communities to prioritize genuine trust, mutuality, and relational energy?
Or as this filmmaker calls it - Relational Appreciative Dynamics (RAD).