Category Archives: Inspiration

Bill Kirchen OWNS the Telecaster!

If you’re previously aware for the great Bill Kirchen then you’re doing far better than me. I’ve been shamefully ignorant of this brilliance for quite some time now (like, my entire life).

What an amazing performer and sick guitarist!

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Wes Anderson is a Master of Composition!

Wes Anderson // Centered from kogonada on Vimeo.

I love Wes Anderson’s movies for many reasons. One of the things that sticks out for me though is his sense of composition that he seems to give to all his shots. That point is never illustrated better than in the above video.

The amount of thought and consideration that must go into each and every shot is mindblowing.

Watch it!

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Star Wars and the Importance of Small Beginnings

star-wars-development-sketchDespite the many millions of dollars that are invested into blockbuster movies these days (like the recent installment of the Star Wars saga “The Force Awakens”) it surprise you to learn that many of the epic special effects actually have there roots in very simple beginning.

I’ve recently read this great article about this very process.

Never estimate the humble sketch that’s what I say.

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Peter Jackson and the Importance of Planning

Peter Jackson Directs The Hobbit“Day after day you’re shooting, week after week you’re shooting. What you are lacking is the time to think.”

Peter Jackson inherited the directors mantle from Guillermo Del Toro for The Hobbit films shortly before having to start filming. Continue reading

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The Panoramics of Breaking Bad

The Breaking Bad Wide Shot from Jorge Luengo Ruiz on Vimeo.

For all you Breaking Bad fans out there, this is a great little compilation of all the panoramic shots from the epic series.

One of the many aspects that I enjoyed about the show as I binge watched episode after episode, was the amazing cinematography on hand with its nod to the classic spaghetti westerns. It seemed to perfectly capture the bleakness of the environment and maybe even helped to illustrate how lonely and isolating Walter White’s descent into the criminal underworld would become.

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An Interview with Mattias Adolfsson

Mattias Adolfsson Illustration
I recently came across an interview with the fantastic illustrator Mattias Adolfsson.

If you’re looking to learn from one of the best then you could do much worse.

Follow the link below for the full interview.

Mattias Adolfsson Interview

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Finding Your Inspiration – A Meditation

Scottish HighlandsBeing in an inspired state of mind can be frustratingly elusive at times.

Sometimes it’s just there.

Other times it’s not.

The more you try to find it, the further away it seems to get.

I have no way of knowing whether or not whoever is reading this is familiar with the practice of meditation or not but I certainly am. Continue reading

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Matthew Halsall

Drift away from the chaos this morning and be taken on a ride with the sounds of Manchester, UK musician Matthew Halsall.

Such a great sound. Sounds like Central Park.

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Dreaming of San Francisco

san_francisco_city_by_tt83x-d5seu41Today is a rainy day in New Jersey so at the moment I’m casting my mind back to the trip that we took to San Francisco back in May. It was our first trip to the West coast and I wasn’t disappointed.

There’s is just this real sense of openness¬† to the whole place that is really stimulating on a creative level.

It was such a welcome change from the tri-state area of the U.S. which if I’m honest, pretty much resembles the “Wacky Races” on most days.

San Francisco, I love you. I will return.

Anyway, back to New Jersey for now.

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Noah Bradley and How He “Became an Artist”

noah-bradley-landscape
Noah Bradley is an amazing concept artist that I recently came across.

He has recently published a blog post on medium.com where he gave a summary of the path he took as he went about becoming a professional artist over a period of ten years. Continue reading

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