A Bonne Vivante

Design Lesson: Mood and ExperiencePart I – Soft and Warm

Wednesday, November 24, 2010 Design Lesson Research

I'm looking into making future event projects more interactive and, as part of my research, am investigating lighting technique, film and projection, and how they contribute to mood and atmosphere. For you: a collection of videos in two parts!Patiences - A short film produced, directed and ...

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Make It Like You Mean It

Friday, November 19, 2010 weddings ID Bohemia Design Lesson

My friend Scott and I were having a conversation yesterday about Darren Aronofsky and how he made Pi. The aesthetic of Pi was a consequence of its low budget, but because the film was so successful1, the style that might never have happened, had Aronofsky had "enough money", has since been ...

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Some Like It Ruff: Part II

Saturday, November 6, 2010 ID Bohemia Research Beauty and The Beast

Cate Blanchett as Queen Elizabeth in Elizabeth: The Golden Age I like ruffs. While preparing to shoot a Gothic editorial, I thought it would be interesting to make a ruff—a dramatic one, like Elizabeth!—but then decided to take the art direction in a more Victorian bent. Both are well-suited ...

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Some Like It Ruff: Part I

Saturday, November 6, 2010 ID Bohemia Research Beauty and The Beast Memoir

Dominion by Natalie Shau via Wicked HaloI like Natalie Shau. You can see some of her work on deviantART, in addition to her professional site. I ran into her while researching Elizabethan ruff construction for a photo editorial that we shot this summer.When I was in art school, work like that ...

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A Bird & The Naturalist

Friday, November 5, 2010 Inspirations and Diversions

Oh Kanye. Is it ok to be a punk when you're that good?And while I've got your creative attention, come see a fashion show at Strathcona Pool this Saturday. The inimitable John James will be showing her neckpieces (styled by me? we'll wait and see).Off the Deep End from Parlour Magazine on ...

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