PROJECT #1: COMPASS LOGO & LMGI AWARD
DESIGN CHALLENGE: THE LMG(A) were moving forward in their efforts to raise the profile of their organization and Location Professionals in general within the film and TV industries. As a part of this effort, they mounted their own awards event and needed both an award itself, and a logo to represent the event as well as their monthly organizational magazine- “The Compass”. This is my interpretation of a ‘compass rose’ that incorporates the Guild’s logo right in the center.
PROJECT #2: PROMOTIONAL CALENDAR
CLIENT: LOCATION MANAGERS INTERNATIONAL
DESIGN CHALLENGE:The Location Managers Guild International are an impressive, if little understood, group of Film and Television industry professionals. Their membership includes both Location Scouts and Location Managers, who source out and submit photographs of possible locations for filming to producers for film, TV and print productions. These locations then become a foundational part of the look and feel of the resulting production.
I initially met with the organizers of this project, and we talked about selecting 3-5 photos for each of the 12 locations/months. But the more I saw of these photos, the more the images began to tell a story of each state/region/country. In almost all cases, the pages were the result of several different photographers, each telling a different narrative about a place. For precisely this reason, the end result is like hearing a story told by dozens of bystanders. All the salient point are there, but each of the observers picked out different details to focus on. Instead of showcasing a few dozen photos across the 12 months, we ended up with closer to 100 images. The calendars were then distributed to LMGI members, producers and directors and other film and print professionals.
PROJECT #3: PROMOTIONAL BROCHURE
PROJECT #4: DOWNTOWN INCOMPLETE LA- PHOTO SHOW CATALOGUE
SCOPE of WORK: LOGO, ADVERTISING, PHOTO EXHIBIT CATALOGUE
Photography plays a not incidental role in location managers’ and scouts’ ability to secure employment – and as a result, the group boasts some outstanding photographers. Their members submitted photos from all over Los Angeles and curated a show at a downtown gallery. This catalogue accompanied the exhibit.