The food of my soul is music. So often it's a song, a piece of music that inspires me to create. The graphic art above was inspired by a song called The Newspaper by Citizen Cope. To me the song is a poetic journey of our material culture, insight you can move your hips to... Our willingness to believe what we see through the eyes of the media as an expression of truth i.e. Wag the Dog. Right or wrong the message of this song is beautiful and like much of his work Cope influences my imagination.
A little design project I completed for French Bulldog Village Rescue...
...I love independent film
About a week ago I had the pleasure of attending a film screening of the thriller Scream at the Devil. A Knightsbridge Theatre Films production written and directed by Joseph P. Stachura, starring famed actress and novelist Shari Shattuck.
Scream at the Devil is a dark film about a schizophrenic woman who makes a deal with the devil while estranged from her cheating husband.
There is a world of design required in making a film, but there are two design aspects of this film that really stood out for me. The first and possibly obvious choice is the set design and decor. I loved the sort of rustic craftsman, mixed with traditional interior elements. The set was well balanced for the darkness of this film, a bit of juxtaposition as I found the set to be warm and inviting. The second stunning element of design are the camera shots and compositions. I loved the way the movement between the shots worked in harmony with some of the other aspects of film design, such as the editing and music. Of course there are many good design elements to the film. For more about the film:
"Design is conceived when an inherent need to be creative manifests itself into physical or visual form."