Saturday, February 26, 2011

New navigation system!

A quick note to mention that I installed a swanky new mouseover viewing system on the portfolio pages! Instead of clicking on each thumbnail, just mouseover each one you want to view and it will appear to the left! Let me know if there's anything not working properly and I'll fix it. :)

Portfolio updates include new photos of Copenhagen, and the trailer for Honest Cheat!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Copenhagen photos

Finally got photos of Copenhagen from the photographer this week! They came out really great, I'm very pleased with how these will look in my portfolio!


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Upcoming projects..

Now that Copenhagen has closed, I have a few new things coming up!

- I'm working on the designs for my thesis show, The Incredible and Sad Tale of Innocent Erendira and Her Heartless Grandmother directed by Monica Payne. Monica and I had a great time working together on Elektra, so now we're teaming up again for this adaptation of the novella by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Monica has adapted the story for stage herself (ambitious!), and everything at this point suggests that it's going to be quite a spectacular show! We've been looking at a lot of steampunk, circus, and South American research, so we're working out how to combine all of those influences in a way that creates a world entirely our own. It opens May 21st and closes June 4th. See UCLA's website for dates and more info.

- Lil John, an AFI short film about a girl who meets a guy online who turns out to be only a few inches tall. Very cute, funny story! Excited to learn more about greenscreen techniques and forced perspective shots on this one..

- Silk, Sugar, and Shadows or Me and Mr Jones, a UCLA short film about a wealthy couple whose lives are infiltrated by a manipulative younger man. The cast is nearly all African American, and the concept is a very stylized contemporary world.

- For my "Collaborative Design" class, we're designing sets, lights, and costumes for Mozart's La Clemenze di Tito (The Clemency of Tito). It's my first chance to design for opera, as well as my first go at scenic design. Definitely proving to be challenging, but fun! My version is set in early 19th century Britain, during the Neoclassical revival.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Honest Cheat Trailer!

The trailer for Honest Cheat, the independent feature film I designed two years ago, was just released! Check it out and if you like it, please donate at They're raising the money for pickup shots and post-production, hoping to get it out for festivals in the fall.