BR4DSH4W: WHAT ARE YOU IMPRESSED WITH?
I am always impressed when someone creates something amazing using very simple tools and techniques. I love loose work. I love when someone makes something incredibly difficult seem effortless, because you know just how much time and dedication they put in to their craft.
BR4DSH4W: WHERE DO YOU FIND INSPIRATION?
I find music to be incredibly inspirational. I love that music can create an emotional response. Sometimes, you can’t even explain in words what you’re feeling. It’s just something in your gut or your heart. Music can turn an otherwise routine walk down the street into a dream. You can close your eyes and imagine yourself in another place, somewhere in the past or the future. Of course, I check out all types of blogs for motion graphics, design, video and photography. I love reading now which I didn’t used to! There was about a 10 year period of my life that I don’t think I read more than 2-3 books. I just wasn’t in the head space to read. Now, the more I read the more inspired I become. It’s fucking awesome! I’m inspired by people that never give up. I’m inspired by people who are absolutely in love with what they do.
BR4DSH4W: WHO ARE YOU LISTENING TO?
Bachelors of Science “Warehouse Days”. Locally produced, bad ass drum and bass! This past year I found myself listening to much mellower, midtempo and atmospheric music—Lusine, Moderat, Apparat, Burial, Four Tet, Bonobo. Moderat and Bonobo live were both AMAZING.
BR4DSH4W: HOW DO YOU LIKE TO BEGIN?
More important than how to begin is that you actually begin. I used to think that it was always best to prepare and to plan as much as possible. This kept me from starting a lot of projects and made me very hesitant. Planning and preparation are great, but when it comes to productivity I now think that you just simply have to begin. Begin and then keep going. Even if it’s a little bit at a time. Grab some paper and a pencil, fire up After Effects, whatever. Just start. Get some ideas out. Maybe it’s rough, maybe it’s pretty. Just go.
BIOGR4PHY: Brandon Sugiyama makes success look easy. Humble and thoughtful, yet ambitious and good at just about everything he chooses to take on. He is equal parts world-champion wushu martial artist, party-machine rockstar DJ, video effects creative genius, and all around nice guy.