Design Dodging 

Design Dodging 

I worked with Andy Johns (producer, Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones), we were recording a band, and I kept reaching up and tweaking the drum sound, a bit more high on the cymbals or a little more thump on the kick drum.  Andy called me out for it, “what are you...
Don’t think

Don’t think

Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity.  It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy.  You can’t try to do things.  You simply must do things.  ~  Ray Bradbury
Harvesting Random Elements

Harvesting Random Elements

There are two kinds of filmmaking: Hitchcock’s (the film is complete in the director’s mind) and Coppola’s (which thrives on process). For Hitchcock, any variation from the complete internal idea is seen as a defect. The perfection already exists....
Creative Exposure

Creative Exposure

The creative process contains an uncomfortable element of exposure, like taking your clothes off in front of strangers… www.robertfeist.com
Morning Ritual

Morning Ritual

I walk into the room, usually, in the morning, I’m always the first to arrive so, for now, I’m alone. I open up the room, the curtains, doors, and lights, then I start to turn on the gear. The equipment fans begin to hum, lights of different colors blink on, video and...