Thursday, August 05, 2010

Friday, May 07, 2010

There is Glory in our Failure

Love these cosmonaut paintings from Jeremy Geddes, a talented painter that spends his days smearing pigment onto pieces of wood, in between playing air guitar and drinking coffee.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Untitled Acrylic

Epic underwater cities from artist Alex Lukas.

99% Conference Recap

Feeling uninspired today? Check out the recap Part I and Part II, because it's not about ideas, it's about making ideas happen...

Vintage Logos

Need some logo/shape inspiration? Check out this collection of vintage logos from a mid-70's edition of the book World of Logotypes.


Love this photography set from Holger Schilling.

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Film Log #3: "Good Morning, Love"

A lot has changed since my last post, we were scheduled to shoot this past weekend, but pushed it back to May 29th due to the script being re-written (I'll be getting the new copy tonight) so new progress will be posted soon...

Monday, April 19, 2010

Film Log #2: "Good Morning, Love"

Yesterday I biked up to Greenpoint to take some test shoots and scout out the shoot location (below). We're all set to film on May 1st - 2nd. This week I'll be fleshing out all of the storyboards to show the DP on Sunday, I'll be posting progress and the final boards as soon as they're finished...

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Film Log #1: "Good Morning, Love"

I'm directing the short film "Good Morning - Love" starring Arjun Gupta (Nurse Jackie, Fringe) and Anna Lamadrid (The Sopranos, Williamsburg) soon, so I'll be logging the progress through this blog as I have just received the script from the very talented writer Rachael Holder. So, here we go... below is a rough list of what I'm working on during pre-production (storyboards are next, as well as more narrowed down moodboards):

Color Palette - Beginning vs End:

Color/Mood - Beginning vs End:

Opening Credits Typeface - Trithart:

Ending Credits Typeface - Hannah:


Hair Style (not color):

Travis Style:

**Note: all of the images (except for the storyboards) were found in various places and I take no claim to the credit of these images, they're just used as reference and keep the mood of what we're trying to convey.

This Isn't What It Looks Like

Alexis Anne Mackenzie create amazing collages from vintage illustrations. Wow.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Recordis Photography

Recordis Photography is a great photo blog, linking off to flickr sites. The photo above is from Lina Scheynius who is interviewed on the site.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

48-Hour Film Project - 2010

Just finished registering for the 48-Hour Film Project New York, as team "Drakeford Films". If you're interested in joining our team shoot me an email, we're looking for all types of talent! We did it last year in Atlanta and it was a blast, check it out below:

Audrey Hepburn Complex

Love the mood and color of this photo blog .

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

How Do You See Chinatown?

Part I: Chinatown, New York features ten original short films. Part II: Chinatown, Online where you can contribute your own film of Chinatowns from all over the world. For more details, check out the project here and also check out the youTube channel too.

Monday, March 29, 2010

steaming cracks and colored landscapes

Photographer Tim Simmons has some of the most amazing nature photography I've ever seen.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Chop Shop

Love the design portfolio of Austin based Ptarmak

Friday, February 12, 2010

Fresh Simplicity

I'm really liking London based Alex Mathers fresh, simple and colorful illustration style.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Illustrated Book Marriage Proposal

Illustrator Joel Kimmel proposed to his girlfriend of five years, Chantal Bennett, on new year’s eve 2010 by writing and illustrating a short story – the final page revealed an antique brass ring with a coral art nouveau design that was hidden inside the book. Read the entire story is on his blog. Wow.

Saturday, February 06, 2010

I'm Back...

After a brief hiatus in writing here, and I'm back! I haven't written in my blog since my move to Brooklyn back in November. Three months later I'm freelancing at Showtime Networks, working on a new short film (which I'll be posting progress here) and eating up the culture/creative explosion of New York. So stay tuned for inspiring interviews, event write ups, short film progress, and more!

Above: A couple of weeks ago I attended a Dave Eggers & Chris Ying talk at Tishman Auditorium on the "San Francisco Panorama" (latest experimental newspaper issue of McSweeney's). I would highly recommend picking up a copy, it's an amazing achievement.