Monthly Inspiration: Steve Yedlin

Monthly Inspiration is a blog series that’s about what inspires me; filmmakers, styles, actors, scripts… each month, I’ll cover one new piece of inspiration. Hopefully I can turn you on to something that will inspire you as well.

Traditionally with MI posts I try to find people who are inspirational both as filmmakers and as human beings. I try to focus on things that people do away from the industry that influence the way I approach my work. But for the next few months I’m going to be focusing on the Directors of Photography (DP’s) that influence my work with their work. So for this month I bring you Steve Yedlin, the DP from a big number of some of my favorite looking films.

Monthly Inspiration: Steve Yedlin

Monthly Inspiration: Shane Hurlbut

Monthly Inspiration is a blog series that’s about what inspires me; filmmakers, styles, actors, scripts… each month, I’ll cover one new piece of inspiration. Hopefully I can turn you on to something that will inspire you as well. Sorry that this month (November) is late, life happens.

I’ve talk a lot in the past about Shane Hurlbut (hurlbutvisuals.com) but I’ve not done an MI on him yet. And for the next few months I’m going to be focusing on the Directors of Photography (DP’s) that influence my work. What better way to start than with the person that I’ve learned most of what I know about cinematography from.

Monthly Inspiration: Shane Hurlbut

Monthly Inspiration: Jake Gyllenhaal

Monthly Inspiration is a blog series that’s about what inspires me; filmmakers, styles, actors, scripts… each month, I’ll cover one new piece of inspiration. Hopefully I can turn you on to something that will inspire you as well. Sorry that this month (November) is late, life happens.

A while ago I was talking with some guys on set about movies that we go back to over and over again. There were a lot of the usual answers; then someone said Donnie Darko (imdb.com). This started a nice long conversation about Jake Gyllenhaal (imdb.com) movies. What I took away from the conversation was: he’s been a pretty solid constant in my movie appreciating life, and he’s done pretty much everything.

Monthly Inspiration: Jake Gyllenhaal

Monthly Inspiration: Josh Hartnett

Monthly Inspiration is a blog series that’s about what inspires me; filmmakers, styles, actors, scripts… each month, I’ll cover one new piece of inspiration. Hopefully I can turn you on to something that will inspire you as well.

A few months ago I did a review of the super stylized, noir film Bunraku (widenmedia.com) starring Josh Hartnett (imdb.com). After watching it I dug through Hartnett’s IMDB page and I realized just how many roles I’ve really enjoyed him in. He’s a strong actor that can handle horror, comedy, action, and drama. But his views on the process of filmmaking are what I’m really inspired by.

Monthly Inspiration: Josh Hartnett

Monthly Inspiration: Harold Ramis

Monthly Inspiration is a blog series that’s about what inspires me; filmmakers, styles, actors, scripts… each month, I’ll cover one new piece of inspiration. Hopefully I can turn you on to something that will inspire you as well.

If you’re a child of the 80’s or 90’s chances are you grew up with Ghostbusters (imdb.com). I know I sure did; hell I was Egon for Halloween 6 years in a row. For that fact alone it makes Harold Ramis (imdb.com) worth showcasing for Monthly Inspiration. But as I grew up and got more into watching movies the films he wrote, directed, produced, and starred in had a huge impact on my life.

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Monthly Inspiration: Parkour

Monthly Inspiration is a blog series that’s about what inspires me; filmmakers, styles, actors, scripts… each month, I’ll cover one new piece of inspiration. Hopefully I can turn you on to something that will inspire you as well.

For the last few installments of MI I’ve focused on actors and directors. I wanted to turn to something else for this month, and I can think of few other things in my life that are as influential as parkour. Parkour is a sport that is defined by its fluid movement, grace, strength, and conditioning. Originally started in France, and technically classified as a martial art, parkour has taken roots across the globe, including in the US.

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Monthly Inspiration: Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Monthly Inspiration is a blog series that’s about what inspires me; filmmakers, styles, actors, scripts… each month, I’ll cover one new piece of inspiration. Hopefully I can turn you on to something that will inspire you as well.

I was trying to figure out who to choose for this months MI post. Then on January 6th, my youtube, facebook, and twitter exploded with something that I had been anticipating for a while, hitRECord on TV (hitrecord.org); and it hit me, “Why have I NOT done an MI on Joseph Gordon-Levitt (JGL)?” So, in honor of the actor/director/producer/singer/musician/artist/awesome guy, January’s Monthly Inspiration is all about Joseph Gordon-Levitt (imdb.com).

Monthly Inspiration: Quentin Tarantino

Monthly Inspiration is a blog series that’s about what inspires me; filmmakers, styles, actors, scripts… each month, I’ll cover one new piece of inspiration. Hopefully I can turn you on to something that will inspire you as well.

I’ve missed the last few months of Monthly Inspiration, but it’s a new year, and I’m back with a vengeance. Who better to be inspired by this month than indie film’s wet dream, Quentin Tarantino (imdb.com)?

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