Stuart Langfield & Dylan Rekert
Who are you, and what do you do?
We are independent creatives working across a range of disciplines, but mostly focused on writing and directing film. We are currently based out of Vancouver, BC.
What forms of media have influenced you the most?
SL: Photography is a huge influence. Being highly visual people, our process on Roar involved creating mood boards to map out the ideas that were floating around in our heads, which helped build the over arching themes of our story. It’s an unusual process, but it added a lot of depth to the narrative.
DR: Music. Depending on the type of work I’m doing, I’ll adjust my playlist accordingly. I was listening to a lot of James Blake while we were working on ROAR. Whether that shows through in the final product or not I’m not sure, but it helped me get into the right frame of mind for that particular short.
What hardware / software do you use?
Pretty standard. Alexa’s and RED cameras when we can, iMacs, Final Cut, After Effects etc.
What would be your dream creative setup?
SL: It changes constantly depending on the mood I’m in and the work I’m trying to do. When it comes to writing I need zero distractions, so I’ll take my laptop somewhere with no internet. If I’m working on something visual I like plenty of stimulation – my studio, probably late at night with loud music is the ideal setting.
DR: I have this kind of romanticized idea of writing in hotels. When I was younger I wanted to be a writer and fantasized I’d live in an old Hollywood or New York hotel and write and write and write. I’m still inspired to start big projects by the idea I can just go somewhere and commit to being creative – take a sort of creative vacation.