Well, once again I let the blog coming to a roaring halt...the time in Montreal has been fruitful, but between the new surroundings, getting used to new routine ( hey, rhymes with poutine), people and some wi fi issues, not to keeping up the blog.
Here's the deal -- I 've just spent all of January and February at Studio Mikros/Monreal, as part of the production design team for The Little Prince, in production now.
Director Mark Osborn, previously of Kung Fu Panda, pretty neat guy.
International crew, from France, Canada, even a few Americans, from Toronto, Paris, Vancouver, Texas,
Obviously can't show any images of work from the show, but it will be slightly different and hopefully of interest to audiences. Will see what I can do to make this visually interesting.
An example brought to class by a student, after discussion about screen direction, cutting, etc.
From " He's Just Not That Into You".
The sequence starts OK, with character B's head visible in the first shot at right, but when the sequence becomes a series of one shots, and the characters are both looking off screen right, it begins to feel as though character B is sitting to the left of A,, and A is looking off into an empty space. Interesting, an example of how real space can be messed up by screen space.
I haven't seen the whole movie, but it seems odd that this got past the editing stage.