It often escapes the Northern Hemisphere that half the world thinks of this time of the year as time for the beach, but precisely that was on my mind when while grocery shopping yesterday I came across COCONUTS!
Inspired to get a jump on Robin's costume for a future beach scene, I bought two and pulled out my circular saw :) With a little effort I whittled the white out of Christmas - the coconut flesh that is! All we need now is some colorful straps and Robin could celebrate Christmas with the Aussies.
Chin chin Ruthless Whims
PS. For those of you concerned for my safety, rest assured; I repurposed the glasses from an Avatar screening, so I was seeing everything in 3D ;)
While looking back through some footage, I came across this little gem of enthusiasm from earlier this year just prior to the shoot of Robin's bathroom. I feel that it nicely captures some of the passion I have for this project.
Earlier this summer I was inspired by the work of Denise Duong. Her cut paper collages seemed like an ideal springboard for some fantastic Squirrel King background elements. You may even recall, Alien One and I gave the concept a shake with cut fabrics before ordering some fabulous papers.
As so often happens of course, we got sidetracked by other pressing delights! Finally, though, after one last hot chocolate for inspiration, we're back, and this time we're really onto something!
Alien One cut some clouds and pretty soon we had enough elements to get a sense.
One of our mantras for the digital series has been to mix media as extensively as possible, and Sunday's shoot was no exception.
Not only was Robin driving the Mango Goddess with Vlad's portrait in the back, but along the way she encountered many things including ..
The purple picture car that Justus had to drive to set (it didn't fit in the back of our transport vehicle).
First and foremost, The Squirrel King is about inspiring others to jump in and create. Every now and then I am encouraged we're onto something :)
Having shared the (work-in-progress) sizzle reel with one of Alien One's friends (again and again, per request) I later received one of the most heartwarming texts I've ever received. The little girl had presented these images to her mother. When asked about them she responded: "Rufus has given me some good ideas!"
She then asked for a camcorder to make a film with! I can't wait to share more with everyone :)
Chin chin Ruthless Whims
PS check in tomorrow for images from yesterday's grand shoot!