Letters About The New York Times

⬅️ Back to tags

140 / Page One

Thoughts on managing multi-year creative projects.

134 / Return, Stop, Peak, Start

Endings, beginnings and an exciting announcement

107 / Three! New! Things!

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

098 / March 26th, 2013

I realised there was something that I really wanted to do…and then carried on doing other things — for eight years!

092 / Another Story About The Universe

Big Magic is everywhere, if you know where to look. Plus a new film I’ve made is now out!

091 / Remember Me?

I’m back from a short hiatus with two new films to show you.

072 / Maybe It Is Not What You Achieve, But Who You Inspire

Apparently seeing inside my sketchbook has inspired lots of you start drawing again - and that’s wonderful!

069 / What A Good Idea Feels Like

A good idea feels like a visitation and a chain reaction all at once!

064 / We're The Extras

I don’t know about you, but I feel insignificant in the face of extraordinary events.

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.

049 / A Story About The Universe

I believe that when you move towards your dreams, the universe will move with you. I see evidence of this everywhere.

044 / Cloud Bergs

Some thoughts on striking the right tone in journalism and documentary. The world is a serious place, but sometimes a light touch is what’s needed.

040 / More Of Your Questions, Answered

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

039 / September 29th 2009

Reflecting on a decade of being a freelance filmmaker and journalist - and an update from the Emmy Awards!

038 / Jaron Lanier Fixes The Internet

Months in production, a new three-part series I have made with technologist Jaron Lanier is about to publish!

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!

029 / The Time Orson Welles Met Hitler

Some must-watch interviews from a golden age of television.

026 / Your Questions, Answered

A Q&A session with Third Something Readers - I answer questions about filmmaking and my creative process.

021 / My Storyboarding Process

A step-by-step look at my previsualisation process for making a video for The New York Times.

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.

011 / Five Days

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

008 / On Being Busy

Is busyness really a trap? Or is a sign of a life well-lived? Is creative energy a finite resource or something abundant?