Monday, October 17, 2011

Keeping busy in France

I updated the Drawings page to include storyboards from a few films I've done, animations that I did (stop-motion and hand-drawn, crude but entertaining as hell) when I was 12 or so, and illustrations for an upcoming children's book series.

Next next week, my good friend and talented cinematographer Boa Simon and his producer girlfriend Jenny Hou are flying out to France to visit me. We're going to take the opportunity to film some stuff!

First up we have a commercial spot for Lyon's "VĂ©lo'V" bicycle system, a sort of pick-it-up and drop-it-off-somewhere-else deal. Pretty neat, and I came up with a first-person POV ad we'll do that's simple and effective.

Next we're going to travel to Paris and do something atmospheric, ambient, and freeform, in some sense like the recent Levi's "Go Forth" ad campaign. We'll take advantage of Paris' lesser-known avenues and nooks, and capture something visually exciting and emotional.

And finally, I know nobody asked for it, but you know you want it - another episode of Danger! Relax, Please! will be coming soon. How can I resist?