We’re really proud of our staff at Territory Studio. Even if not directly involved in the awesome work we deliver to our clients, we each appreciate creativity and being creative, in whatever format.
If you’re here, you’ve probably already seen our work. Now we invite you to get to know us better. Starting with our creative teams, we’ll be asking questions and sharing not only TS project work, but personal creative projects and what really inspires us day to day.
Sam Keehan – Senior Motion Designer
I quite often like to do deep dives into the subject matter I’m working on. It is surprising just how often having a good understanding of the subject matter of a film’s story can fuel visual development.– Sam
Who and/or what inspires you creatively?
I think most of my inspiration comes from research into subject matter that’s not strictly design work. I quite often like to do deep dives into the subject matter I’m working on. It is surprising just how often having a good understanding of the subject matter of a film’s story can fuel visual development. I guess there’s a logic in there somewhere that helps me with my designs.
A lot of the people I follow on Instagram are people I’ve met or have worked with. They produce wicked work! But mostly I follow hashtags so that I get a bit of varied work coming up in my feed. That and food/alcohol/dog accounts. I follow a lot of those.
Aside from that, there is quite often, a lot of different and varied projects going on in the studio, and I always enjoy catching up with other artists and checking out what they’re making. Most of Territory’s general populous, both full time and freelance, are pretty hard workers. They are always looking to push their work, try new things or just do things differently. Just generally chatting with people around the office about what they are up to, you can just absorb some of that.
How long have you been at Territory?
Been hanging around since 2014, but full-time since 2016.
What’s been your favourite TS project to work on so far and why?
That is quite a tough question. With any project, you get peaks and troughs and some can be tougher than others. Quite often the payoff of seeing the finished product of a tough project can be really rewarding. Sometimes so much so that you forget some of the more gruelling elements!
To that end, I think one of my favourite projects would have to be “Le Chant du Loup”. It’s a french submarine film I worked on a while back and though it was a tight turnaround and some late nights, the film turned out really well and our work featured pretty heavily. We got to work with some really interesting people in the French military on that film, and the director was super interested in our work. Feeling like an integral part of the film was really uplifting and a great experience.
Why did you want to work at Territory?
I remember seeing Territory’s work before I even knew what UI was. It just looked like the type of thing that I could really get on board with. I remember applying to intern at the studio, and I’d never even lived in London before, but I was pretty sure it was the right place for me. I guess I’m still here so that’s a good sign right?