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Ever wondered what fills the world’s most creative minds?
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On My Radar: Carl Wyant
26th Oct

OnMyRadar:CarlWyant

Carl Wyant, Executive Producer at Ava Spain, understands the cautionary tale of iPhone reliance, takes solace in watching this guilty pleasure TV treat, and wishes the industry would slow down, just a little...

19th Oct
On My Radar: Ewurakua Dawson-Amoah

On My Radar: Ewurakua Dawson-Amoah

Greenpoint director Ewurakua Dawson-Amoah tells us her favourite recent campaign, explains why she has an unnatural fear of Greyhound buses, and reveals why her nickname was 'Round House'.

14th Oct
Playlist: Shimmy Ahmed

Playlist: Shimmy Ahmed

We chat with the Dark Energy Films director Shimmy Ahmed about many classic music videos her boring tech choices and her ambivert personality.

12th Oct
On My Radar: Ezra Hurwitz

On My Radar: Ezra Hurwitz

Ezra Hurwitz is a director at Spy Films and here he explains how the iPhone is a creative partner and why a recent HBO show was crafted with "unwavering mindfulness and skill".

11th Oct
Nick Martini: A Few of My Favourite Things

Nick Martini: A Few of My Favourite Things

Stept Studios founder, and former pro-skier, Nick Martini talks us through the timepieces, photography and bell-ringing that keeps his creativity on track.

6th Oct
Peer Review: Kayla Monetta

Peer Review: Kayla Monetta

BUTTER Music and Sound's Music Supervisor/Head of A&R, Kayla Monetta, talks us through how a decade in the music industry can prepare you for the role and how learning how to get over song-attachment is an important job lesson.

5th Oct
On My Radar: Mikael Nakkas

On My Radar: Mikael Nakkas

Mikael Nakkas, Executive Post Producer at Wash, doesn't want you to laugh at his favourite lockdown purchase, gets lost in an Andrea Arnold film, and isn't a lover of a particular, iconic 70s film.

Around the world

On Location is a column that gives a boots-on-the-ground look at some amazing cities, brought to you by local production experts.

30th Sep
Playlist: Andrew Donoho

Playlist: Andrew Donoho

We chat with Tomorrow director Andrew Donoho about his Radiohead admiration, high-quality promos and technology hacks.

28th Sep
On My Radar: Mark Leiss

On My Radar: Mark Leiss

AFX Creative Founder Mark Leiss highlights a brilliant film that was "one incredibly long effect", explains how the 2012 Japanese tsunami impacted the wider advertising industry, and reveals why he loves hanging out with "like-minded maniacs on machines".

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27th Sep
Amirah Tajdin: A Few Of My Favourite Things

Amirah Tajdin: A Few Of My Favourite Things

Kenyan film director and artist Tajdin talks us through the items that keep her creatively inspired, including a green zebra, a corner altar and a drawer full of literature.

22nd Sep
Peer Review: Chelsea Pistono

Peer Review: Chelsea Pistono

Chelsea Pistono, Senior Flame Artist at Uppercut, lifts the lid on the unsung heroes of the commercial construction process, explaining how VFX isn't all computer-generated, otherworldly visuals and giving a shout-out to the magicians that combine tech and art.

21st Sep
On My Radar: Sean Fazende

On My Radar: Sean Fazende

Uppercut editor Sean Fazende finds flipping through vinyl therapeutic, gets lost with the help of his ear buds, and is glad to see the back of digi betas, as he reveals what's on his radar.