The Smithsonian just put it’s huge image collection online for free to download, share, remix, and reuse. Check it out https://www.si.edu/openaccess
Kevin Klauber has cut some of my favorite docs. He’s cut Oscar winning docs. And I just listened to a podcast interview with him that blew me away. I want to be president of his fan club. You should listen to it too. It’s from the “Rough Cut” Podcast. I recommend subscribing.
“My favorite thing about editing documentaries is that there are no rules. You’re building the grammar of the movie as you cut it. I guess the advice I’d have is to be really open to weird ideas.”Kevin Klauber
Oh, and check out his reel on Vimeo
One of the ways I stay creatively inspired is looking at book covers. When I stroll through the library or a bookstore I’m always on the lookout for an interesting book cover. And when I do I snap a photo of it. Usually, I store those photos in my Evernote (If you don’t know what Evernote is you should try it) And then when I need something to spark an idea for a video I need to create I just pop open my Evernote notebook and scroll through all the things I’ve snapped photos of. The thing about staying creatively inspired is that you have to be prepared and always collecting and cataloging.