An upcoming deadline for my thesis rewrites in April means I’ll be reducing the time I’m putting into blog posts until then. There’ll be less original content, but I should still have something up every week.

Before I started working on Atomic Duck I, like many people, didn’t fully appreciate the amount of background work that goes into any creative project. While a well executed creation can look like it appeared from the creator’s mind fully formed, but there’s a large unseen creative process that takes from available media and builds something on top.

Sharing the work that has gone into the Atomic Duck is one of the reasons that I decided to start running a blog, so I have to share the Everything is a Remix series from Kirby Ferguson, a great summary of and explanation of the process of creation, with examples from music and film.

There’s a 20 minute summary of the series in the video below, but I’d recommend taking 40 minutes for the full documenary at

2011/08 Kirby Ferguson from CreativeMornings on Vimeo.

And as a bonus, Jesse Thorn on How to Make What You Love.