For a designer, creative inspiration is the trigger to help them create impressive and unique works, besides the limitless resources from the internet, books, etc., Netflix is also a valuable source of inspiration. With an almost daily updated library on Netflix, it's not easy to find what's really worth watching. So, here are 5 very high quality Netflix movies for Designer that we have compiled, let's find out with Censigns!
Abstract: The Art of Design
This is a documentary series that takes you deeper into the art, science, and principles of design. Season 1 with 8 episodes was released in 2017, revolving around stories about the careers of prominent artists in the field of design such as: Illustration, Footwear design, Stage design, Architecture, Automotive design, Graphic design, Photography, Interior design. We will learn about the design process from concept to product completion.
Following the success of season 1, season 2 has returned with 6 episodes and officially debuted on Netflix on September 25, 2019. 6 creators as the main characters will appear in the season 2 series: Artist Olafur Eliasson, bio designer Neri Oxman, costume designer Ruth Carter, toy designer Cas Holman, product designer Ian Spalter and typeface designer Jonathan Hoefler.
In this season, creators will be introduced with the goal of demonstrating the impact of design on the world and creating a deeper understanding of creativity. In it, the connection between environment, ecology and the importance of design in challenging the status quo of the entertainment industry are the main themes in this new series.
Over the course of six episodes, High Score follows the discussion of developers, designers, and contributors to games such as Final Fantasy, Mortal Kombat, Pacman, and Space Invaders. The content of the episodes revolves around providing a comprehensive look at video games, the stories behind and how the authors built a billion dollar industry.
High Score is the most comprehensive video game documentary to date. Although the scope is large, it is told very easy to understand with quite eye-catching graphics. This series will be especially relevant for game designers, effectively entertaining and providing industry knowledge. You will probably find ideas from these classic video games.
The Creative Brain
We all want to be more creative and productive in our work, but often have difficulty doing so in practice.
The Creative Brain is a poignant 52-minute documentary that aims to uncover the innermost depths of the brain. David Eagleman – neuroscientist David Eagleman started with the idea that “Creativity does not mean creating something out of nothing. It means refurbishing what already exists.”
To learn more about this issue, he met with good experts from many creative fields such as architects, directors, writers, potters, etc. Listen to the sharing and discuss together discussions to unravel their thought processes and explore how each of us can unleash our own groundbreaking creative ideas. Finally, three ways we can be more creative.
After watching The Creative Brain, it will definitely make you think about your design work in a new way.
Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things
Currently, minimalism is a trend but also a big challenge for designers in conveying the message fully but not fussy.
Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things is a 2016 documentary film by Matt D'Avella. The film addresses many aspects of minimalism and sees the origins of minimalism as a response to modern consumerism.
The film follows the journey of Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus - the authors of two best-selling books on minimalism. Take viewers on a trip across America, discovering the core ideas behind minimalism. Let's meet and listen to sharing from: architects, designers, musicians, entrepreneurs, authors and households. The film explores the lifestyles of people from various professions trying to live a simpler and more meaningful life, and their motivations to do so.
It will help you understand more deeply the origin and why the minimalist trend has such a strong influence on life today.
The Toys That Made Us
Have you ever found design inspiration while interacting with toys from your childhood? If the answer is yes then this series The Toys That Made Us is for you.
The Toys That Made Us, the series follows the creation of some of the world's most iconic toy brands. The 40 - 50 minute episodes will show you the toy design process from sketching ideas, designing to manufacturing famous toys such as: Star Trek, Transformers to Lego and Hello Kitty. Listen to discussions, sharing and difficulties in the process from the people behind famous toy brands.
Toys can be not only children's toys but also reflect on culture and times. This series will be a great source of design inspiration in a way that is both nostalgic and familiar. At the same time providing new knowledge about creating a classic work.