I love a few things in life. Wine. Cheese. New York. Creativity. Special brownies. And BINGE WATCHING TV. Honorable mention for my family too.
It's a little known fact that my first degree was in communication, majoring in film, tv and drama. Despite NBC telling us all that was a useless choice, further study in graphic design, interior design and styling, and a solid habit in photography, has made me realize there's really something in my obsession with the creation of imagery. Curating, arranging and framing objects, people and spaces to tell a story, is probably my happiest place, so it's no wonder I can't get enough of the EPIC television we have access to now.
A full circle, interestingly enough, but when I look back, I think all the signs were there. This recent revelation isn't something you can just stick you hand up for, so as I work towards some production design projects, I've set myself a challenge. I want to examine and discuss some of the enthralling art that is happening on screen at the moment, with relation to design principles, framing, style and anything else we can uncover. What I love the most is the story telling. The subtle ways you can add to a narrative with the objects in a scene, with costume and colour, with the position of a person in the shot, what to light, and what not to light...deliberate and meaningful...I think I might have finally found my thing. If nothing more at this stage, than a consistent subject to write about, and material to influence my styling, design and art work.
My next slash first post on this subject will be House of Cards. "It's my turn". So stay tuned.