Recently I learned about an SNL-inspired art show at Gallery 1988 in L.A. There more than 80 pieces inspired by the show, most of which depict reoccurring characters you’ll recognize. Be still my heart! Here are three of my favorites. You can see more of them at SplitSider.com.
Oliver Barrett “Suck-It-Trebek”
Matt Leunig “Game On”
Glen Brogan “Stefan”
Most days I’m thinking about film production. But every now and then I get totally OBSESSED with home stuff. I lurve interior design, home organization, and whole-house renovation! Lucite, mirrors, and silver are my latest love. Here are some pictures of what’s making me drool these days.
Don’t all three of these rooms look peaceful, comfortable, open and relaxing? They have so much natural light. They’re free of clutter and mess. Everything has a home. Gorgeous!
Interior design may not seem too related to filmmaking but you’d be surprised. Think of all the sets and how they have to be dressed before the cameras roll. I can hardly watch a scene without obsessing over the way the room has been staged. The setting greatly influences a character.
Shoot. I’d love to have just one of these rooms in my home to influence me. They’re beautiful!
Earlier this year I posted a short entry on my obsession with little glass vases. Last weekend, while celebrating Mother’s Day with my mom, I realized that I come by it honestly. She loves little glass vases, too!
My mom had a cute little vase with yellow flowers sitting out. Isn’t it adorable? I love it!
Of course, little glass vases have little to do with producing or directing an indie film. I post seemingly unrelated things every now and then. I feel like you have to stop, admire something beautiful, and appreciate life because it’ll pass by you pretty quickly.
It was delightful to recognize that my mom loves little glass vases as much as I do — and is most likely the reason I adore them in the first place, you know? She’s an incredible woman. Very artistic, fearless, and strong. I love her so much.
Visual communication has been a life-long affair for me. I love it. What I don’t love is the constant abuse of typefaces. It totally makes me cringe. (Kudos to Papyrus Watch for helping us laugh about it.)
Here are five fonts that I can definitely do without:
- Comic Sans
- Lucida Handwriting
It’s my hope that you — as indie filmmakers — will pause, think, and make educated design choices at every stage of the filmmaking process. You see, the design choices you make speak volumes about you and your work as an indie filmmaker; however, sometimes they aren’t saying very nice things. Especially if you’re abusing a typeface like the ones I listed. Continue reading
Lately I find myself explaining the filmmaking process frequently. It’s an interesting conversation. A lot of my family and friends helped out with the short comedy we made last month, and they were surprised by how much work went into one day of filming (ohhhh, little do they know that’s just part of it, eh?).
So I’ve been searching for a visual that would explain the process succinctly. This morning I looked online for a entirely too long and I didn’t find much. I googled and googled but kept coming up with something close but not quite what I want.
I did, however, find some cool flow charts that were used to promote Canal+, a French TV channel. They were some of the favorites I found online during my search today. Check out all of them below (or where I found them originally) and enjoy!
Little glass vase purchased in Brevard, N.C.
Lately I’ve found a new obsession: little glass vases. They’re so dainty and feminine. I love setting out beautiful flowers throughout the house in little glass vases. The one pictured here is from Brevard, N.C., which I picked up on a weekend trip in January with some of my girls. All three vases are connected. It’s just gorgeous!
I recognize that this subject has very little to do with filmmaking but it’s on my mind these days. Creativity comes in many shapes and sizes, and this time it’s in little glass vases. I’m totally obsessed. You never know where that may creep up again later. I could have a character in one of my films that collects them or something, you know?
The home office re-do is coming along…slowly. Yesterday a new item was acquired! It’ll look great in there. This split-back sofa has no arms, so it folds down into a sleeper sofa. So modern and cool. I love it! Can’t wait to see it in the office and cuddle up on it to watch a movie. Fun, fun, fun.