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It’s Been 84 Years…

It’s not been 84 years, it only feels that way. It’s been over seven months since the last post went up on Story Factory, back

Beyond the Event Horizon

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One thing the diversification of our entertainment ecosystem hasn’t changed, is that it’s still not OK to like things, if the internet says ‘no’. Despite

Urban Nomad Backpack

Having the right tools for a multi-faceted creative job is incredibly important. Photography equipment, camera bodies, lenses, lights, tripods, etc., need to be protected from

The Problem With Twitter Threads

It’s about 18 months now since Twitter introduced Threads, a way of linking tweets together to form a coherent and conjoined narrative. Not so much

Creative Goals 2019

Bend it like Beckham

Where would we be without goals? Now, some might argue we’d be better balanced and less stressed if we were more focussed on the journey

Gonzo Blogging

Gonzo Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas

There was some discussion on Twitter the other day, about how a blog differed from a journal; that many blogs were in fact mere journals,

Holiday Gift Guide 2018

Bad Santa 2

Check out the 2019 Holiday Gift Guide! Look, every blog in the world is doing a gift guide at this time of year, and it’d

Dates for your diary – December 2018

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Rather than re-publishing dates of contests, festivals, and opportunities every few months, I’ve instead gone for a big annual page for 2019. I’ll then use

Iceland’s “Banned” Palm Oil Advert

Iceland Banned Palm Oil Advert

You’ve got to admire some advertising campaigns, for both quality and sheer chutzpah. Iceland’s Palm Oil campaign Christmas advert is definitely both. It’s a lovely

Story Factory Reboot, not a Remake

The Visual Thesaurus lists the differences as: Remake: A straight re-telling of a story for the purpose of updating it for a contemporary audience, or

Spielberg and the Cult of Cinema

Steven Spielberg

It’s been all of a week since a major voice in films said anything controversial. Thankfully though, Spielberg’s “hot take” was not a point of

Lisbon – A Little Travel Guide

Lisbon Panorama

I didn’t know what to expect from Lisbon before going; most holidaymakers seemed to prefer the coasts or islands rather than the capital city. However