Paul and Jody also formed their own film company in 1997. This time, though, he was determined to do things differently. Initially called Clear Blue Sky Productions, the name later changed to Vulcan Productions. The vision was to create artistically driven, small-budget, independent films and documentaries by providing financing and creative guidance. Their first release was Inspirations, a Michael Apted documentary exploring how artists including Roy Lichtenstein, Dale Chihuly, and David Bowie get their ideas. A follow-up documentary was Me and Isaac Newton, using the same storytelling approach to share how scientists such as Michio Kaku, Gertrude Elion, and Ashok Gadgil get inspired.