Letters About Filmmaking

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117 / Poor Miss Lonely Hearts

Let me tell you about The Golden Action — visual storytelling at its most creative and potent.


116 / Making The Invisible Visible

I attempt to explain visual storytelling - with emojis! 🤯


107 / Three! New! Things!

Two videos and a comic short story - all finished this week.


101 / One Thing At A Time

Some thoughts on productivity and visual storytelling.


096 / You Don't Have To Start At The Beginning

Spending time with Hayao Miyazaki has kickstarted my comics storytelling!


063 / Eating Toilet Paper for Coronavirus

This week I made a satirical video for The New York Times about this new coronavirus thing.


051 / Banksy And The King

A story about the time Banksy squared off against London’s greatest graffiti artist - and lost.


047 / More Thoughts On Words And Pictures

From Tilly Walden to William Blake - some inspirational notes on telling stories with words and pictures.


040 / More Of Your Questions, Answered

I answer your questions about how I made Jaron Lanier Fixes The Internet for The New York Times.


031 / All Sorts of Things Become Possible

Some lessons in filmmaking from the set of my latest video project.


030 / A New Film I'm Proud Of

A behind-the-scenes look at a new film I’ve made for The New York Times - plus some exciting news about a film I directed last year!


025 / The Threshold Of Awareness

This diagram helps me tell visual stories that make the audience both think and feel. Here’s how to use it.


020 / You're Weird

Exceed algorithmic description - make art the computer cannot categorise!


019 / Five Miscellaneous Things

There’s a lot in this one! Poetry, filmmaking, graphic novels and visual storytelling - take your pick!


018 / Planned Improv

Notes on the balance between preparation and improv in the creative process, while shooting a film for The New York Times.


017 / Practicing Scales

Some practical advice on how filmmakers can build a daily practice habit that improves their craft.


014 / Outsider's Luck

Do people who aren’t trying so hard have some kind of outsider’s advantage?


013 / Three Thoughts on Visual Storytelling

On Spiderman Into The Spider-Verse, the nature of juxtaposition and writing screenplay dialogue.


011 / Five Days

A day-by-day account of writing and designing a film for The New York Times.


007 / Haiku

A great example of The Third Something at work — in words, not pictures!