Jump! In the Nick of time.

January 28, 2022

Voices reduced to a single pin point. All you can hear is your breathing. Why the hell is my breath so ragged. Palms clamming up like you’re at prom. Your gaze feels laggy, your brain refuses to see the openness your foolish mind thought would be a welcoming freedom. Just jump already, a voice echos…

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The balance

March 30, 2021

Balance   Short post that will allow me to justify spending a few hours in Cinema 4D making a fun MoGraph idea. A relatively undiscussed facet of the visual media career is the triangle of balance. This concept, helps me with budgeting, and also allows me to be pragmatic in terms of bidding. This ones…

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Dustin you’re a D#*&!

March 29, 2021

The setup Let me preface that gloriously click-baity title with this: somehow during the lockdown of early 2021, a perfect storm of learning and creativity hit. You see, I’ve played around with CGI work in the past, a brief interlude into the world of Blender. I made a donut, built a whisky glass and then…

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Geared up

November 19, 2020

The right gear can really help you. Too much gear can slow you significantly. Not enough gear can prevent you from getting to where you wish to be. Focus on gear too much and you’ll remove the art. Ignore the gear and your art can suffer.   Welcome to the eternal struggle of the creative.…

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November 16, 2020

“What’s the secret?” She asked, leaning forwards, hoping to hear some simple trick that made my business magically grow. I shrugged, and replied,   “Consistency”   Her brow furrowed and eyes glazed over a bit, as she recognizes the plethora of things stacked behind that word. Consistency, is the one key element people forget. They…

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Full body aches

October 28, 2020

The sounds of someone rummaging around in the bathroom awakens me; midweek excitement of the school week. My mind slowly ascertains the presence of my body, then a singular thought echoes through the cobwebs of slumber.   Coffee.   Shit. I feel like I was pushed down a flight of stairs yesterday. Proudly, I grin,…

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Learning to walk again.

July 18, 2020

Learning to walk again… “Learning to walk again I believe I’ve waited long enough Where do I begin? Learning to talk again Can’t you see I’ve waited long enough? Where do I begin?” Foo Fighters “Walk” chorus resonates strongly with me currently. Over the last few months, we’ve watched the entire world change.   The…

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I’m not ignoring you. (It’s a workflow thing)

July 15, 2020

Isolated workflow If you’ve spent any time with me you’ve probably heard me recommend a book, or five. My number one recommendation for everyone is Tim Ferriss’s 4-hour workweek. This (eye-catching) gaudily named book holds a myriad of techniques and processes that allow for the reader to achieve the “4-hour workweek”. It allows them to…

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Movers and shakers

July 14, 2020

Movers and shakers Moving meditation I run. Running gives me time to reflect, build ideas in my mind, and understand the projects I undertake. Running today I had someone say as I passed them: “The movers and shakers are out today!” This comment stuck long into the run, and I considered a few simple options…

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The future of AMP (Building a brand)

March 24, 2020

The world is changing in different ways. As people take shelter from an invisible enemy, we’re seeing the best of humanity arise from both individuals and companies. The world changing in different ways, we’re now more connected than ever and online sources of interaction are growing in acceptance throughout the ages. Brands that are currently…

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