I mean it really is, right? Maybe it’s just me. Anyway, that’s what I’ve been concentrating on the last couple of days. I’ve changed the way I brainstorm, focusing a lot more on a “stream of consciousness” style. Then I start paring away until I get what I want. I’ve also started listening to Phillip Glass, Jon Brion and other composers while I write or design. I can already feel a huge difference. I’m able to concentrate much more and it shows in my work.

When I’m not working on my portfolio or exploring, I’ve been trying to surround myself with well written and creative movies. For instance, I’ve seen “Being John Malkovich,” “Lost in Translation,” and “Moonrise Kingdom” all within the last week. They’re great films and force you to think differently while you watch them.

I can tell this trip is already well worth the gas money and convenience store food.