Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Soboroff vs. Reiner Cartoon

I attended a surprisingly entertaining debate between the director, Rob Reiner and Steve Soboroff, a real estate developer in Malibu. This news article sums up the topic pretty well. But what kept me most entertained during this televised event was drawing this cartoon.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Another Day, Another Kickstarter

I am growing quite fond of producing Kickstarter videos. Especially when working for an energetic and fun client like Jeff Siadek, a veteran Board Game Designer. Jeff wrote the script for the "Desert Island Kickstarter Video" and gave me full creative license over executing of his vision. Fortunately we share a similar sense of humor and the result is really quirky and entertaining. Click the picture below to watch the video!


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Production Company Logo

I'm starting a production company that produces commercial and narrative videos for the internet, film, and television, and I've been racking my brains trying to design a logo. These two designs are based off of Ethan, the main character in a novel I'm writing called The Occupational Dreamer. Ethan is a graphic novelist who travels into his imagination, disguised in a sleeper gown, to save it from the social pressures that threaten to destroy it. In this pose he is falling from the sky. He is joyful because he is in complete control of his fall. He took the leap of faith and is living the dream. Ethan embodies the mission of my company to realize dreams on the big screen.

I still think these designs are too complicated. When I shrink them down to the size of an app icon for an iPhone they become unreadable. I want the logo to be readable at any size and iconic like the Apple logo, Playboy logo, or Lacoste logo. Though I love this design concept, I'm not sure how to simplify it so it will work when shrunk down. When people look at the logo I want them to feel like they're falling into a dreamlike state which is kind of like we do when we watch movies.