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Ever wondered what fills the world’s most creative minds?
Feed your inspiration with our regular columns.

Playlist: João Retorta
16th Sep

Playlist:JoãoRetorta

We had a word with Bullion Productions director João Retorta about his vast range of inspirations, a deep list of music promos and his failed drumming experiences...

8th Sep
Peer Review: Carlos Lowenstein

Peer Review: Carlos Lowenstein

The Whitehouse Post editor shares his thoughts on the invisible privacy of editing, the many hats that need to be worn and how a background in group therapy might help the shaping of a project.

7th Sep
On My Radar: Floyd Russ

On My Radar: Floyd Russ

Tool of North America director Floyd Russ admires the elevation of simple ideas, the multi-purposefulness of iPhones, and the complexity of playground designs, as he reveals what's on his radar.

2nd Sep
Playlist: Vanessa Beletic

Playlist: Vanessa Beletic

We hear from Rattling Stick director Vanessa Beletic about her favourite promos, some thoughts on the industry and her Mach-Hommy heavy rotation recommendation.

31st Aug
On My Radar: Daniel McCarthy

On My Radar: Daniel McCarthy

Daniel McCarthy, CEO of Filmsupply and Musicbed, on his automotive addiction, the toxicity of social media, and why if you don't cry watching Father of the Bride, you don't have a soul.

25th Aug
On Location... Sydney

On Location... Sydney

Claire Thompson, Head of Production for FINCH, takes us on a tour of Sydney, Australia, a city that has nearly as many sights as it does places to eat.

24th Aug
On My Radar: Bronwyn Sweeney and Loren Cook

On My Radar: Bronwyn Sweeney and Loren Cook

MullenLowe London Creative Director duo Bronwyn Sweeney and Loren Cook [aka BroLo], admire Aldi's online exchanges, David Bowie's cinematic fantasy offering, and their mothers' influence, as they reveal what's on their creative radar.

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.

19th Aug
Playlist: Machine Operated

Playlist: Machine Operated

We caught up with the Pulse Films directing duo Machine Operated to talk sources of inspiration, bitcoin and Oriental shorthair cats.

18th Aug
Peer Review: Alexander Haines

Peer Review: Alexander Haines

Working out of Tantrum, Alexander Haines offers his thoughts on the best sports commercials, and sports directors, of the past few decades. With shoutouts to Jonathan Glazer and Kahlil Joseph, Haines gives equal weight to both style and innovation.

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17th Aug
On My Radar: Gary Forrester

On My Radar: Gary Forrester

Gary Forrester, editor at tenthree London, is thankful for untangled tech, thinks everyone should see this "sucker punch" of a movie, and goes Round the Twist for certain kids TV, as he reveals what's on his creative radar.

16th Aug
Daniel Bruson: A Few Of My Favourite Things

Daniel Bruson: A Few Of My Favourite Things

ROOF Studio's Brazillian animation director and graphic artist talks us through the art, tools and instruments that keep his creativity flowing.

11th Aug
On Location... Shanghai

On Location... Shanghai

MPC Shanghai Creative Director Barry Greaves gives us a tour of this incredible city, spanning the historic Bund to the Jing'an temple and its surrounds, offering something for everyone who visits.

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