A Strange Dinner: Week 5.

Frustration. The frustration of two different people with two different ideas instructing what you are to do. Oh well, all of these things were discussed this morning and I am taking it with a grain of salt.  At this point I just want to move forward and get these posters done.  Right now I am …

A Strange Dinner: Week 4.

Today during class I threw together some quick flyers to hang around campus.  These are not the final movie poster (that is Gabby's job, although I will be helping her with the more technical end).  These are just to get the word out and people talking about our short film. PS) This event is open …

A Strange Dinner: Filming Day 2.

Sunday October 27 was our second day of filming.  We ironed through most of our problems Saturday, so everything ran super smoothly on set day two.  I got up at five, bunny and what seemed like a million other props in tow, to be at the school by six (which I learned later was unnecessary …

A Strange Dinner: Filming Day 1.

Saturday October 26th was our first day of filming for "A Strange Dinner".  We were on set from one to five.  Here's a behind the scenes look of the days events. PS) It was such an awesome experience to see everyones talents come together during filming this past weekend.  I hope you all are getting …

A Strange Dinner: Week 3. update

Today was a day of experimenting with colors, textures and opacity.  With the help of Gabby, Taylor and Laura we set up a "mock table".  Below I've posted images of what the final setting will look like.  Keep in mind that these objects will be filled with various objects of different colors, textures and opacity. …

A Strange Dinner: Week 3.

As of now we have acquired almost all of our main items, minus a tablecloth which Samantha will be getting today.  I will post the images she sends me in the near future.  We are now focusing on the littler things that we believe will visually add to this film. -glass pitcher - me -tomato …

A Strange Dinner: Week 2. update 2

Today Samantha, Laura and I went on another thrifting outing in hopes of finding a tablecloth.  No such luck there, but we did pick up a few odds and ends for place settings.  We came to the conclusion that were going to have to shell out the big bucks and make a trip to JoAnn …

Tablecloth Swatches and Inspiration for A Strange Dinner

WE NEED A TABLECLOTH.
Anything similar in color or patterns to these would be perfect. Hopefully we can find one on our outing tomorrow. Updates soon.

Since the tablecloth is probably the most dominant prop in the film and essential to the composition, we’re being very particular about it. The colors and pattern need to be perfect. Since we haven’t had much luck finding the right one in thrift stores, Taylor suggested that we look at Joann Fabrics (Thanks Taylor!) So we jumped online and found that they had prints and patterns that would be ideal–the only factor would be price. The fabrics there can be pretty expensive, so if we don’t find what we need within the next week, we might just have to resort to Joann, especially if they have the perfect fabric–which they do! Here are some swatches of the kinds of fabric we’re looking for: Red, mustard, emerald, and neutral browns and yellows. The red and emeralds are more accents to match the main character’s dress, and the Mom will be wearing…

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A Strange Dinner: Week 1. update

Notes on thrifting 10/12.  Head of set design. Today was a day of car problems, thrifting and inspirations. Since we are supposed to post road blocks as well as triumphs, here they are - literally.  While on our way to Flower Child, we ran over a curb and got a seriously flat tire.  Thank goodness …

A Strange Dinner: Week 1.

            Notes from A Strange Dinner meeting 10/10.  Head of set design. Today we decided on a color scheme.  Our main color will be mustard yellow, our accent color will be emerald green and we will be accenting with beiges and other neutrals. We talked a lot about place setting …