Tuesday, November 17, 2009

A Chat with Our Costume Designer, Scarlett Kellum

This is my second "tour of duty" with Scarlett Designer Scarlett Kellum, and I only become more impressed with her artistry the longer I work with her. In particular, her attention to the details of design that bring out character. Besides that, I'm sure she could turn an old discarded hat into a designer shoe if need be. Here she talks about the process of designing for The Woman in Black. This episode is directed and edited by Sorta Lim, with Richard Enriquez as Director of Photography.


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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Taking the Press Photo

The other day I was searching the web to find a good resource on how to take a good press photo. I found surprisingly little. So I thought I'd share a few of our learnings on marketing images and archival images-- and since it's a visual media, I've included many of ours from the past four productions. There's a difference between the press and the archival, which I discuss in the video, though I've used both the Vlog. The points I do my best to adhere to?
1. Shoot in color with at 300 dpi in the final image
2. Submit photos with strong contrasts
3. Play with angles and height
4. Place your subjects close together
5. Chose a moment that is dynamic and tells part of your story
6. A strong press photo should ask a question


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Just 3 more performances of The Woman in Black! Grab your tickets now for the show Albert Goodwyn calls "taut, gripping suspense."

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Sunday, November 1, 2009

A Brief Chat with Our Set Designer

Veteren set designer and actor Fred Sharkey introduces the question, "Do we need a set design at all?" Today's post was directed by Second Wind's, Sorta Lim; the Director of Photography is long-time collaborator Richard Enriquez.


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