The Art of the Close-Up

The Art of the Close-Up

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Some of the best scenes in cinema are close-ups – creating a building tension and focusing the audience on important (and not so important) details. Director Edgar Wright goes deep into one of film’s most important techniques – the close-up.

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Featured on Cigarettes and Coffee

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Today I had coffee with my good friend and graphic designer guru, Nick Sickelton. As it happened that coffee chat turned into getting featured on his new blog project Cigarettes & Coffee. C&C features artists that are ingrained in design within the greater Los Angeles area with the hope to… Keep Reading »

Drive: What really motivates us?

Drive: What really motivates us?

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What really motivates us? Is it money? Is it the work we do? Is it purpose? How about freedom? This lively RSA Animate, adapted from Dan Pink’s talk at the RSA, illustrates the hidden truths behind what really motivates us at home and in the workplace. If you’re anything like… Keep Reading »

Doritos Crash The Superbowl Contest

Doritos Crash The Superbowl Contest

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Crystal the Monkey of Hangover 2 is at it again as Doritos Steve. Betsy enjoys the nice afternoon while eating her Doritos when out of nowhere her Doritos are snatched and stolen by Steve yet again. Instead of this just being something we’ve always wanted to do we decided to… Keep Reading »

Infinite Idea Engine OkDoThis.com

Infinite Idea Engine OkDoThis.com

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Tired of creative block? Yeah, me too… well there’s hope and this little app might just be the sledge hammer that breaks creative block for good! It’s called Ok Do This. Give it a go!

Amazing Behind the Scenes: The Bear & The Hare

Amazing Behind the Scenes: The Bear & The Hare

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A combination of 2D and 3D stop motion animation and had drawn animation combined into one. This is an unbelievable look behind the scenes of this animation process unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. About the Film Set in a beautiful forest, poor Bear is the only animal that never… Keep Reading »

The Open Window Exchange

The Open Window Exchange

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The Open Window Exchange just invited me to participate in their blog. What an honor. They essentially encapsulate everything I love about traveling the world. It’s the little moments in between that capture my soul when I travel, the unexpected cup of coffee, the back alley that no one ever… Keep Reading »

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The Myth of the Brainstorming Session

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The myth of the brainstorming session: The best ideas don’t always come from meetings. This is something I often struggle with in my job. I think this might spark some change… Read the full article The myth of the brainstorming session: The best ideas don’t always come from meetings –… Keep Reading »

How to be Creative

How to be Creative

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Creativity has always been essential for our cultural growth, but there are still many misconceptions about this elusive process. Not the left-brain/right-brain binary that we’ve come to believe, being creative is considerably more complex, and requires a nuancedunderstanding of ourself and others. Being a powerful creative person involves letting go… Keep Reading »

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Creative Process // We Need The Right Runways

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Am I leaving my best work on the table because I’m trying to take off in a jumbo jet on a runway intended for a single propeller plane? Am I working in this “just in time” world and what can I do to counter that? As a creative I find… Keep Reading »

How Radiolab Happened // Gut Churn

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Radiolab is my favorite show on the radio today. Why? Because it causes me to wonder… it’s different from anything else… it inspires me. This is Jad Abumrad’s account of how he gave his show its start. Presented by 99U

Making the Jurassic Park Velociraptor

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I was just a little kid when I saw Jurassic park in theaters and for weeks afterwards I wouldn’t use a particular bathroom in our house because I thought a Velociraptor was going to burst out of the wall; like the bunker scene where Ellie gets attacked while turning the… Keep Reading »

Prometheus Visual FX Breakdown // Amazing

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More and more these days I find myself being amazed and what filmmakers are able to accomplish with nothing more than some software and some artistic and smart people.

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John Clesse on Creativity

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John Clesse shares his rather humorous yet incredibly profound thoughts on creativity. It’s about the importance of getting alone, the importance of giving yourself time, time and more time, having confidence, and removing fears so you can simply play! Nothing will stop you from being creative more effectively than the… Keep Reading »

Ray Bradbury on Creativity

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Ray Bradbury shares his thoughts on his creative process. So inspiring! “I never set out to write a certain story. The idea must originate somewhere deep within me [...] not infront of the typewriter [...] Usually it begins with associations.” This video is a little long but I was so… Keep Reading »

Meet Brandon

Freelance filmmaker, video director at ROCKHARBOR Church, film blogger, husband, motorcycle aficionado and man with a first-rate beard. I travel the globe for cool project opportunities, epic adventures, or the chance to see something new.

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Join The Lights (Non-profit Films)
Max & Molly Films (Wedding Videography)
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