Over the past year or so Drones such as the Phantom and Mavik Pro by DJI have received their fare share of bad press due to some irresponsible behaviour by the minority; however their popularity has far from diminished and their use becoming more and more widespread…and not just in the creative field.
In this episode Glyn chats with “Ian in London” whom he’d originally became aware of through YouTube. A self confessed ‘hobbyist’ Ian has developed a fast growing YouTube Channel where he covers all aspects of Drone use ranging from tips and best practice for successful flights and capturing stunning video and still images, do’s and don’t’s, travelling with drones, qualifications and much more.
Ian carries with him a wealth of knowledge gained through experience and as a CAA qualified (PfCO) Drone Pilot, so if you have a drone, are thinking of getting a drone or are simply curious, you’ll get lots from what he shares in this episode. A great guy with a great attitude, a willingness to share and true testament to how being consistent can lead to bigger things.
In this episode, Glyn shares an interview he did with World War 2 Veteran, Jack Ansell. Jack served with the Royal Corps of Signals for the entire duration of the War and was captured and held as a POW for 4 years being made to carry out forced labour. Jack celebrated his 100th Birthday shortly before this recording, and his story is one not of blood and gore, of which he clearly experienced, but one of human kindness and compassion at times you never would have imagined. This is a story of making the very best of a bad situation and a story of risk versus reward. Check out the 3945portraits.com website where Glyn has shared the video version of this interview too, along with the portraits taken of Jack.
This week’s interview is with celebrity portrait and lifestyle photographer, Drew Gurian. Drew is New York based and working hard in one of the most competitive locations. We talk about Drew’s start in photography, working as Joe McNally’s assistant for 5 years and how he’s built a reputation and a business in a very tough industry, celebrity portrait photography.
This week, Glyn and Dave talk about the benefits of setting up and investing in a home print studio. What’s the best kind of gear, paper, inks and how to properly calibrate and set your profiles to get the best possible print every time. We also talk about framing and how to maximise your home printing investment. Plus some info about the upcoming 3945Portraits Exhibition and preparing print for the exhibition. Thank you for listening.
This week is an interview Dave conducted with UK based design agency HE Creative. It was a relationship built from a random book posting on Instagram and this was the first tie Dave and Phil ever spoke or saw each other. What happened next was a very honest reality check on life, business, relationships, social media and self preservation. It really was one of our most honest interviews and regardless of your profession, you should listen to this!
To hear more about HE Creative and Phil’s thoughts on running a studio, keeping on top of mental health and much more – check out CREATIVE WAFFLE PODCAST from Monday 8th July 2019. https://anchor.fm/creativewaffle
This week, Glyn and Dave chat about what’s been going on the past few weeks, teaching overseas, Glyn’s trip to Normandy for the D-Day anniversary events, the new veterans portrait project website and logo, Ricky Gervais and our favourite TV shows! Just some friendly chit chat between two mates.
This week we are joined by the Photoshop and Photography education powerhouse that is Mr Aaron Nace, the founder of online training platform PHLEARN. This was the first time we’d ever spoken to Aaron and he immediately felt like an old friend. We talk about the future of online education and innovation. This really was a great episode and a top interview. Check him out on the links below!
While in Orlando for a conference I got to visit a dear friend, Nick Sambrato, owner of the legendary letterpress and silkscreen shop, Mama’s Sauce, based in North Orlando. Nick’s been running Mama’s Sauce for 12 years now and I wanted to catch up and talk about how he’s built the company that the best designers want to be associated with. We also discuss how to separate work from home life, learning to say no, building a family at work and how Nick keeps on top of his health, physically and mentally, away from work. http://www.mamas-sauce.com/
In this episode Dave got to visit and sit down with renowned Illustrator, Paul Shipper, creator of some of the biggest movie poster artwork across all major franchises. Paul is one of the nicest guys I have met, his studio and body of work is nothing short of incredible, creative, detailed and impactful. Paul has been in the movie poster industry ever since the day he met his own hero, Drew Struzan.
“I am a freelance illustrator best known for producing key art and imagery for film, entertainment and advertising. Born in Manchester, his formal education ended in 1997 with a BA in illustration and Animation from MMU. Since then Paul has gone on to create illustrative art used by studios such as CBS, Disney, El Rey, Fox, ITV, Lucasfilm, Marvel, Netflix, Universal, Warner Bros.; Created collectors edition art for the BluRay covers of Shout Factory, Arrow Video, MGM; cover art for Empire Magazine, worked on official Key Art art for Avengers: Infinity War, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Ready Player One, Thunderbirds Season 3; co-creator of the licensing art for Star Trek Discovery and latest album artwork for Muse.”