Inspiration

Monday Inspiration. “Gerry”.

Don’t think of the video below in terms of firearms. I don’t care if you are for them or against them. That isn’t what this is about. The film below is a collaboration between Kessler Crane and The Delivery Men about the art and craft of hand engraving. Their goal was to capture the story and art form of engraver, Gerry Beathard, and they have done it. Through out the short film Beathard narrates how he became involved, why he does it, and where the satisfaction comes from. I think his words, are applicable to any profession. It’s all in the details.

Another Great Lesson From Carey at Division05. “Composition”.

Yesterday I posted a video tutorial from Carey at Division05 on The Art of Storyboarding. I was so excited about the quality of the lesson, and the way it was presented I completely missed the latest one from him on Composition. That video is below. This guy has an inherent ability to teach and make eduction fun and interesting. I know about composition. I’ve been working as a designer for a long time, and this stuff is sort of burned into my brain at this point. None the less I watched the entire 30 minute video below, because the content is delivered in a way that grabbed my attention and held it. It made me think about things I already know and understand, which is a good thing. We all need to have the creative side of our brains jump started occasionally. Especially on Monday, when your head is still stuck in the weekend.

Creative Influence Episode 13 – Michael Beirut.

If you don’t follow “The Creative Influence” on Vimeo, I suggest you take the afternoon off, click through to follow them, and get lost in the content they have uploaded. Believe me it is easy to do. They produce some really interesting stuff, that as their name suggests, focuses on creative. The video below is the latest installment featuring Michael Beirut, as he speaks about his mentor Massimo Vignelli, design process, how the internet has changed the way designers work, and what gives a logo staying power. It’s seven minutes long. Take a break from what you are doing and give it a look.

“Made to be Seen”. in 4K Resolution.

 is a videographer that works for acompany called Roadtrippers.com that has given him the opportunity to travel and film nature at it’s finest. The five minute video below is his demo reel of 4K footage that he has shot over the last two years. The footage is absolutely breathtaking, and if you can watch it on the biggest screen possible with the sound turned up. For more info on the film, click through to Vimeo where there is more info and links to his other sites.