Ken Turner Blog Series: Influences and Inspirations - INTRO
In these new series of blog posts I will attempt to trace all my own influences and inspirations which have shaped me and my films to this point as a short filmmaker.
Probably the best way to think of this series is like looking at a filmmaker's bookshelves and seeing all the films, books, artwork, sculptures, etc that they have collected throughout the years that has inspired the films they create. My hope to all who may read my series is that they will find something that never seen before or remind them of something they may have forgotten like a old 80's or 90's Saturday morning cartoon. Remember those?
I thought of going a different route instead of writing a generic
list of my favorite films. I wanted to provide a more broad context to
the things that have influenced and confirmed my passion for film and my
need to become a filmmaker. Film combines all of the great art forms
to create something completely original. In that respect, all of my
influences do not all come directly from film or film directors. They
come from many different sources such as books, illustrators, music,
photography and fine art. This is why I need to be part of this
brilliant art form and try my best to influence people as I have been
I hope you'll follow along with my blogs and maybe get inspired yourself.