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 2.

A really sketchy day in a really sketchy neighborhood.  I'm thinking the gloomy, foggy weather was the cause of most of those feelings. Today Head of Set Design (Samantha and I) as well as Head of Promotion (Gabby) and Art Director (Taylor) went on what turned out to be a fairly unsuccessful thrift store outing. …

A Strange Dinner: Week 1. car troubles

As promised, here are the pictures of Saturdays car troubles (courtesy of our project documenter Ami Dal Sasso).  We got a flat on the way to Flower Child.  Needless to say, it could have been much MUCH worse.  I thank my mother for making me get AAA and Laura's grandmother for having a spare tire.

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 …