EPISODE 061: Where to Find Great Creative Inspiration with Matt Fridg

creative inspiration


Show Notes:

Today on the show, I’ll share Part Two of my interview with Matt Fridg. Matt is a professional filmmaker, cinematographer and director. He shared with us last week some tips for video beginners. Be sure to catch up if you missed it – you can go directly to the Show Notes of that episode by going to twelvethirtymedia.com/060. In this week’s portion of the interview, Matt’s going to share some other ways and places that you as a creative can find inspiration for your content or experiences. I hope these tricks will help you.


1. Other Churches

2. Websites

3. Music

4. Concerts and Special Events

  • Go see Christian and mainstream concerts.
  • Watch and take notes of creative things you see.
  • Halftime of the Super Bowl
  • Olympic Ceremonies

5. Nature / Coffee Shop / Change of Scenery

  • Get away to a park, forest, somewhere to think away from your daily grind.

6. Network Television

  • Watch for specific motion graphics, commercials, bumps, graphics.

7. Movies or the Theater

8. Candid Interviews that discuss Craft

  • Larry King Now, Inside the Actors Studio, Charlie Rose, Podcasts

9. Books

10. Stores

  • Hobby Lobby / Craft Stores for Set Designs
  • Department stores

Church Media Resource of the Week:

Out on the Edge by Mike Slaughter

This book calls on congregations to recognize and embrace the digital media reformation underway on a global scale. Slaughter slices through apathy and resistance to address how churches can reach unchurched people with the gospel. More about the book at Amazon.com.

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