Required Reading is a weekly listing of all the bits of visual inspiration, cool videos, news, hip links, and miscellaneous information that rattles my head during the week. The stuff that’s worth bookmarking and gets my brain-juices flowing.
Another one of those great busy weeks has come and gone! Been out scouting locations for an upcoming project, working on a tone of post production, launched a new feature on the blog, started working on a wonderful new pro-bono project, and got to spend some time helping out my intern on one of her projects. Still I found some time to round up a great collection of links for the end of the week.
• The top 9 ways to piss off a photo assistant - If you didn’t like the way you were treated as an assistant, don’t do it when you are the boss. Good lessons for every photographer to walk away with.
• Douglas Sonders had a great article on his blog recently about the importance of photographers helping each other out and working together.
• Neil Gaiman on writing, there is a lot here that creatives of every stripe can benefit from. But the purest piece of advice is “if you want to be a writer, write”
• Hacking Moleskines for maximum use and efficiency.
• Awesome, a DIY guide to pinhole cameras. I suddenly feel like experimenting.
• I have watched this interview over and over such an interesting way of thinking and approaching problems – Tim Ferris on Chase Jarvis Live.
• The resume truly is dead in my opinion. I haven’t been asked for one since I left the world of day jobs. The bio truly is king for creatives.
• This trailer has me fascinated, I really want to see Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow.
• Binary Model – A must see short by Boyce and Brown