Amongst Inspiration Series

  1. As an Australian creative based in Dublin, I have met & been inspired by a number of talented Dublin creatives working across all disciplines in Ireland's capital.

    In this, the first in a series of inspiration led mini-films, we spend 2 minutes in the studio with illustrator Chris Judge.

    Chris' illustration work includes the glorious picture book 'The Lonely Beast', 'Darth Dredd' for the 2009 Vader Project in London's Andy Warhol Museum, much loved Dublin culinary icon Pablo Picanté, work for Mini, Vodafone & 3 Mobile. More recently Chris has illustrated the Sparkhead character for ESB's 'Share The Energy' campaign at Irish Music Festival, Electric Picnic.

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    Directed & Shot by James Cooper.

    A big thanks to Chris Judge. ChrisJudge.com

    Music: 'Little Red' Written & Produced by Cathy Davey © Copyright Control. Reproduced by kind permission of Hammer Toe Ltd. Thanks to Cathy Davey.

    Part 2 coming soon...

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  2. In this, the second in a series of inspiration led mini-films, we spend 5 minutes in the studio with U2 Art Director Steve Averill talking on the subject of inspiration & the classic 'Joshua Tree' album sleeve inspiration.

    As an Australian creative based in Dublin, I have met & been inspired by a number of talented Dublin creatives working across all disciplines in Ireland's capital.

    I was fortunate to meet Steve some years ago on one of my first visits to Dublin whilst living in London. Steve's work includes iconic Art Direction for one of the world's biggest rock bands, U2. From helping give the band their name, to wrapping their music in his bold & creative graphic visuals for the last 25 years, Steve is an incredibly talented & humble Dublin based creative. Steve has worked closely with photographer Anton Corbijn & since the early 1990's with creative partner, Shaughn McGrath, on most of the legendary band's visual output. From Boy, to The Joshua Tree, to Achtung Baby to POP - Steve's inspirations have helped visually brand Ireland's greatest musical export & arguably the World's greatest Rock 'n' Roll band since The Beatles & The Rolling Stones.

    Steve & Shaughn now run Dublin based creative consultancy AMP Visual.
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    Directed & Shot by James Cooper.

    A big thanks to Steve Averill.

    Music: "Where The Streets Have No Name" Written and performed by U2. Published by Universal Music Publishing BV except Blue Mountain Music Ltd (UK), Mother Music (Ireland). Courtesy of Mercury Records Limited.

    Thanks to U2 & Principle Management, Dublin.

    Thanks also to Will at Mutiny Studios, Dublin, Michael Carpenter at Stagefright Studios, Sydney & Mark Duggan.

    Part 3 coming soon...

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  3. In this, the third in a series of inspiration led mini-films, we spend a day on a Dublin studio shoot with photographer Clíona O'Flaherty.

    As an Australian creative based in Dublin, I have met and been inspired by a number of talented Dublin creatives working across all disciplines in Ireland's capital.

    Dublin photographic talent Clíona O'Flaherty's work includes a wide array of fashion, food, portrait and advertising photography. She has worked with clients like Arnotts, RTÉ, Absolut, Vodafone and Meteor. Along with commercial work Clíona often exhibits personal projects.

    She recently shot Lisa Hannigan's new album cover 'Passenger' and has also started working in video, recently shooting 'The Lonely Beast' short and 'Lovely Day'.

    Check out her work at: ClionaOflaherty.com

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    Directed, shot and produced by James Cooper.

    A big thanks to Clíona O'Flaherty.

    Thanks also to Lisa Hannigan.

    Music: "Ocean and A Rock " Written and performed by Lisa Hannigan. Reproduced by kind permission.

    Part 4 coming soon...

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  4. ** OFFICIAL SELECTION - CHICAGO IRISH FILM FESTIVAL 2013 **

    In this, the fourth in a series of inspiration led mini-films, we spend a few hours in the studio with artist Paul hughes.

    As an Australian creative based in Dublin, I have met and been inspired by a number of talented Dublin creatives working across all disciplines in Ireland's capital.

    Dublin painter Paul Hughes has been painting for over 20 years and works out of his studio, an old pig barn on Frascati Park in Dublin. Over the years Paul has built up a very loyal following. It is only in the last 5 or 6 years though that he has publicly exhibited his work.

    In January 2009 Paul was invited by the DDDA to hold the first showing of his ‘Absorption’ / Horizon series of work. This exhibition, called ‘Do You Ever Get There’, was a great success and lead to his first solo show in London in June 2009 at the King’s Road Gallery. This show was called ‘Between Two Worlds’.

    Paul is also proactive with charities such as Frontline Human Rights Defenders, Sea Change Micro Financing, John Hartnett Stroke Fund and Blackrock Hospice.

    He is represented in London by Tanya Baxter of the Kings Road Gallery.

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    Check out Paul's work at: PaulHughes.ie
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    Directed, shot, cut and produced by J Cooper.
    Music: "Time Will Tell" Written and performed by Colm Mac Con Iomaire. © Colm Mac Con Iomaire. Reproduced by kind permission.
    A big thanks to Paul Hughes.
    Thanks also to Colm Mac Con Iomaire & Stan Banks @ Wardlaw Banks Publishing, London.

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  5. In this, the fifth in a series of inspiration led mini-films, we spend some time in the studio with art & crafter Mick Minogue.

    As an Australian creative based in Dublin, I have met and been inspired by a number of talented Dublin creatives working across all disciplines in Ireland's capital.

    Mick's bio reads:
    Mick Minogue is a 98% human art & crafter. Mick spends his time making art and sacrificing it to the internet Gods. When Mick exhibits his work in real life its is always in HD and sometimes even in 3D.

    Check out Mick's work at MickMinogue.com
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    Directed, shot, cut and produced by James Cooper.
    Music: "You Make The Love" Written and performed by Jape. © 2011 Music / Is / For / Losers. Reproduced by kind permission. Thanks to Jape and to Ken at Faction Records, Dublin.
    Power to Mick Minogue.

    Part 6 coming soon...
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Amongst Inspiration Series

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The Amongst Inspiration series featuring top Dublin creatives on inspiration. Directed, shot & edited in HD by Dublin-based Australian filmmaker James Cooper.

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