Presented at FITC Toronto 2019
More info at www.fitc.ca/toronto
During dailies as an intern at Imaginary Forces, Alan’s director, Karin Fong, would follow her animation feedback with one of the scariest and empowering questions of his career, “what do you think?” Over the last eight years, Alan’s transition from technician to creative director came from a dramatic shift in how he approached and answered that question. By examining larger conceptual principles to practical application in commercial and tv/film design, such as HBO’s Vinyl and Netflix’s Anne with an E, he will share hard-learned lessons that can empower you, whether in Photoshop, behind a camera, or pitching to clients, in developing and selling your creative voice.
Visual communicators eager to become more evocative storytellers
Five Things Audience Members Will Learn
‘Method branding’ in a selfie culture
O.C.D. (observe, collect, dissect) & the imagination
The resuscitating power of rearrangement
Pertinence vs pipeline: the crippling cage of routine
Less pitching, more poetry
•IS THERE AN OVERALL TONE YOU WANT OR DON’T WANT ?
•FAVORITE TITLE SEQUENCE ? MUSIC INSPIRATION ?
•ACCESS TO THE CAST, SET, CREW ?
•ANY COLORS YOU HATE?
•(FILM) IS THIS A SUMMER, FALL, WINTER, SPRING FILM ?
•IS THERE AN ARTIST, PHOTOGRAPHER, FILM, OR SCENE THAT
HAS INSPIRED THIS SHOW/FILM’S DEVELOPMENT ?
•HOW MUCH OF A ROLE DOES THE LOCATION PLAY?
•IS THERE A MAIN PERSON WE SHOULD CENTER AROUND?
•[TV] WHERE IS THE SHOW GOING BEYOND THIS SEASON?
WHAT STORY ARCS SHOULD WE BE AWARE OF?
•ARE YOU OPEN TO THE TITLE EVOLVING SEASON TO SEASON?
ask the right questions