Required Reading 4.27.2012

Instagram snap of casey on set during a video shoot

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.

Above: An Instagram snap of Casey Bitzberger taken after a small video and portrait shoot a few nights ago. (I may make a sadly funny cameo in the video)

I am so happy that Nubby Twiglet shared this link on her blog yesterday – these designer curated music mixes have been my constant soundtrack the past 24 hours. |

Six eye-opening filmmaking tips from David Fincher that have made me rethink several elements about my approach to photography this week. | Approaching The Tyrannosaur Paddock

For the past few weeks John Keatley has featured a series of posts about his recent trip to the Philippines for Arts Aftercare to photograph a story about human trafficking and sexual slavery. Take the time to visit his blog and see these images. | Keatley – Arts Aftercare

Tiny, bite size bits of inspiration from the 99% Conference. My favorite is “The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates, and a monthly salary.” by Fred Wilson | 25 Quotables

This music video from Crowns & Owls plays with so many of the 80’s film tropes that I love. | Its Nice That

This article about compartmentalizing lunch from the rest of your work is very interesting, especially for anyone like me who has had to teach themselves the hard way the importance of taking a break sometimes. | Don’t Eat Lunch At Your Desk. 

A group of German garbage men have converted dumpsters into pinhole cameras to make long exposures of the neighborhoods they work in. | Fstoppers

You and Who is a great concept started in Buffalo NY to help people shop with meaning – For every shirt of theirs you buy they will give one someone in need. Their designs are very very cool. | You and Who

This video evokes those perfectly fuzzy idealized summer tinted childhood memories – it is kind of magical | Coney Island Love Letter

Ken Hermann’s series of images of coal miners in India are beautiful | Photography Served