Fortunately for us creative folk, we’re also usually jedi-focused, athlete-driven, and utter masters of time-management. We get s#*t done before we’ve even started our pre-breakfast meditation! We slay dragons! No? Just me? Ok, who am I kidding!? Creative people (myself included) suck at time-management and productivity! We excel in freedom and spontaneity and feel shackled … Continue reading 3 Productivity Tips for Creatives
Author: Matthew Finch
Written for the COFFEESHOP Music blog. This week we’re stepping back from the filmmaking and audio spheres, to look at a much wider topic of finding creativity. Maybe the creative juices have begun to retreat, these days a mere dribble of their former glory? Maybe you have the camera skills, but just aren’t that terrific … Continue reading Finding Creativity
Written for the COFFEESHOP Music blog. There are sound effects. Then there’s sound design. At COFFEESHOP we try to curate professionally recorded sound samples into genre or mood specific packages that suit your project. We stand by our ethos of wanting to enable filmmakers to tell great stories with impact and meaning by providing ready … Continue reading Manipulating Sound
Well, isn't it always exciting when you receive news that one of your songs has been deemed good enough for President Tom Kirkman!? Indeed, my track "When I'm Gone", which was earlier placed in U.S. sit-com "God Friended Me" has been added to Kiefer Sutherland's Netflix show, Designated Survivor. Unfortunately, I've not been provided the … Continue reading Designated Survivor
Following on from the "Americana" album that saw a handful of pretty exciting placements, including Vodafone and the Discovery Channel, I've been crafting away on new album for Bibliotheque Music. The follow up has a familiar singer-songwriter vibe - acoustic guitars and hand claps in all the right places - but this time plays with … Continue reading Songsmith Album
‘God Friended Me’
I was super excited to learn recently, that my song "When I'm Gone" has been placed on an episode of CBS hit US sit-com "God Friended Me". It's only available to watch in the US at the moment, but it'll hopefully find its way onto British Netflix soon.
What In This Wonderfully Wide World Have I Been Doing??
It seems I’m not the most consistent of bloggers - my last post being almost exactly a year ago. Nevertheless, tis a new year; I have resolutions, dreams and ambitions, and actually a fair bit on, that I shall inform you about via the world wide web, specifically, this blog. Soooo, what in this wonderfully … Continue reading What In This Wonderfully Wide World Have I Been Doing??
A Musical Challenge
In September 2016 I set myself a goal, a musical challenge; to write, record, produce and release my own music independently. I knew in theory that it's totally possible. I had slowly accumulated a bunch of home recording gear and had listened to a few podcasts on being an independent musician! But most independent artists … Continue reading A Musical Challenge
“The lullaby to end all lullabies!”
Sometimes somethings have to end for new things to begin. Last August, my child-free life came to the end of its existence with the arrival of my daughter Ivy. So-long irresponsible me (I'd been known to stay out until, I don't know, 12.15 am or something crazy like that!!), farewell last minute adventures to far … Continue reading “The lullaby to end all lullabies!”