Lights, Camera, Action!

by Jay Frank on July 29, 2011

It’s been a while since we’ve had the opportunity to work on a poster for Tell, but that’s one of many things we have in progress at the moment.  For the uninitiated, Tell is a monthly storytelling event that takes place in our hometown of Fredericksburg, VA.  Each month, a theme is chosen, and tellers take turns telling 5-8 minute stories on the topic.  I try to tell a story as often as I can.  It’s super-fun!

The theme for August is “Lights, Camera, Action: Stores About or Inspired by Movies.” This ties in very nicely with another August event in Fredericksburg, the Rappahannock Independent Film Festival (RIFF).  If you’re in the area at the end of August, I *highly* suggest you make it out to RIFF.

Anyhow, the poster. We tossed around a lot of ideas about this Tell poster before we ultimately settled on a cinematic situation just about everyone can relate to: sitting behind a really tall person.  Only in this cinema, everyone is tall.  Or maybe you’re just short, dude.  I’m halfway done inking some outlines, as you can see.  We’re going to try to do this one in a way that makes us happy in just two colors, which is unusual for us.  Then again, the stuff we depict usually calls for more saturation.  In our heads, anyhow. That’s what counts, right?

More images will come as progress…progresses.



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