We’re working on an album cover for John Evans’ new record “Polyester”. I came up with the idea for the cover on a late nite drive from Memphis to Houston. This is the first proof of the stitching. Alicat is getting pretty good at digitization.
It sure is fun to be back on set. It’s lots of fun doing the vendor work for far away productions, but there is no comparison between working at the studio and the fun problem solving that is done by the minute with a limited tool box. Here we are, working on a local low budget produciton and we find ourselves with a need for a podium for a Memphis Police press conference. What’s a po’folk to do? The answer lately seems to be coroplast. The awesome, light weight, easy to cut, and relatively cheap substrate has unparalleled usefulness in the art of movie magic.
So what our friend Meg is standing in front of there is just a piece of plastic with a nice, even coat of Krylon Fusion paint for plastic and a vinyl sticker designed and cut and weeded and applied by this here art department.
We’ve taken to calling this the pyramid. It started off as the ‘QBert Board’ but as we actually have a pyramid in Memphis, I suppose it is always on the brain.
We made these forms out of a material called coroplast. It is the same corrugated plastic sheeting that is commonly used for political signs. It’s light weight, cheap, and allows us to fold the shapes up into pretty managable parts. To make sure that the tape hinges hold up, we used white gaffers tape. Video after the jump.
My friends at LiveFromMemphis.com gave me this awesome award. Not really sure what it’s for as I was DJing the party while they made the announcment. I had my headphones on cueing up the next song and noticed the dude with the mic standing next to me was looking at me. Then I noticed that everyone in the room was looking at me. I may not know why I got it, but it looks pretty fly hanging on the studio wall. Thanks yall.
Eroica Ensemble strikes again. We have a new commissioned poster for the Memphis based classical music ensemble. I still think it’s awesome that there’s a classical music outfit that digs screen prints… Here’s what we made for them this time.
Over holiday time while nobody is at their jobs orderin stuff from us we got to play with some new stuff. Our friends brought over an arduino to explore. With the stuff we had laying around we tried a 4x4x4 LED cube. My soldering skills having waned since 2007 are evident in the model below, but I did better with the 7x7x7 LED cube.
I found a arduino sketch for the cube at one of the many how-to sites around and that was enough to make me want to make a much larger cube. Larger as in something that I could stand inside. I better start saving my duckets to buy a whole lotta LEDs…