The fifth issue of Seed Strategy’s The Fire Theft Project: Conversations on Creativity features Lance Bangs, acclaimed director of numerous music videos, comedy specials and documentaries.
The new digital magazine is now available for iPad and iPad Mini at the Apple App Store, and as a PDF for other devices on the magazine’s website, TheFireTheftProject.com.
This in-depth interview with the filmmaker reveals how following his instincts has consistently placed him in the right place at the right time to capture cultural breakthroughs, from music to comedy to skateboarding. “Having a fluid approach is vital,” he tells interviewer Jonah Bayer.
- Making it personal: “It’s important just to do things that you would be proud to show to other people and not make work that’s only done for financial reasons,” Bangs tells us.
- Being there now: Lance stays on the bleeding edge of music, comedy and film by actively pursuing any opportunity that interests him. “I always want to know what’s going on at the time it’s happening, as opposed to down the road,” he says.
- The breadth of Bangs: An interactive timeline showcases the filmmaker’s prolific output, from his experimental film days in Athens, Georgia, to his recent documentary on post-rock icons Slint.
ABOUT ‘THE FIRE THEFT PROJECT’
Published by Seed Strategy, The Fire Theft Project is an interview series on the subject of creativity. Each issue shares a conversation with a creative thought leader, going in depth to reveal the courage required to lead a creative life and the process involved in bringing new things to the world. The digital magazine is designed with the modern reader in mind, with an easy-to-scan Q&A format, rich with engaging sidebars and interactive features.
A free subscription is available for iPad and iPad Mini via the Apple App Store (key search words: The Fire Theft Project) or as a PDF via the magazine’s website.
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