Thursday, February 25, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
This morning I ran across this informational video on the American Penal system, which was directed and edited by one of my favorite designers, Frank Chimero.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
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Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Who? Mary and Scott Chrisman of Floataway Studios (offering both photography and videography for people in love!)
How did you get started in photography and cinematography?
Scott went to Fullsail University and studied film in Orlando, Florida. I was studying psychology at a local community college with dreams of being a child therapist but it just wasn't cutting it. I feared too many emotions and attachments would come out of the career. I met Scott at a pizza restaurant I worked at. He was one of my customers. The first time we spoke he pushed me to pursue what I truly love and that is photography. Long story short, two months later I was accepted into a very prestigious photography school - The Hallmark Institute of Photography - and was planning to attend the next year. While attending the photography program, I fell in love with the new age style of wedding and lifestyle photography and knew exactly what I wanted to do upon graduation. I started Mart Frances Photography in January 2009 which has brought us to Floataway Studios this year.
How did Floataway start?
We moved out to Los Angeles in July 2008 for the beach, mountains and Scott’s film career. Scott fell in love with the journalistic and artistic approach to videography that he creates doing behind the scenes videos for Forever 21, Heritage, etc. which is why we combined our two studios into Floataway to offer both photo and video to our couples. We just knew that his style of shooting video combined with my style of photography complimented each other really well and would be a great combination under one name!
What kind of services do you offer?
Photography + videography for weddings and engagements.
How do you approach your work?
We like to focus on the honest love between the couple. Capturing that certain look that the two love birds share and that laughter that occurs from one of their inside jokes makes our heart beat faster. We will often pose the couple, working with the environment and whatever else is visually appealing and then just wait for that moment where she lays her head down on his shoulder..he kisses her forehead...they crack up laughing.
What is best thing about what you do?
We leave every photoshoot and wedding thinking "Wow, we are so lucky!" Being surrounded by love as a career and given permission to capture it and create art that the couple will look at forever is so rewarding. We work with people and we are constantly learning about how to live life to the fullest through them. When we receive thank you e-mails, texts, phone calls, cards from our couples and they haven't even seen their pictures or video yet..that just means alot to us!
What is your favorite kind of wedding?
The kind that just oooozes creativity. When we meet with couples and they begin telling us about their day we get so sincerely excited for them. Weddings are beautiful events and, while they can be quite stressful, they can be so much more fun when you personalize it and it reflects you and your partner.
What do you do for fun? (when you are not creating beautiful art!)
Movies...and lots of them. We love to craft. Scott is a great modpodger and it is a form of meditation for him. I (Mary) love to knit and create personalized greeting cards for friends. We eat lots of frozen yogurt (mmm!) We love being outdoors and can often find us on our beach cruiser, long board, doing yoga or hiking up Topanga Canyon. We have the best dog in the world named Rilo that we rescued and thank our lucky stars every day that he chose us. We love to travel and we dream of exploring this beautiful world we live in and visiting third world countries to help out as much as we can.
(See Scott's videography work on their kick-ass website)
Monday, February 8, 2010
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Monday, February 1, 2010
If I had an extra $300 laying around, I'd splurge on the ever useful FF Dingbats 2.0. Johannes Erler and Henning Skibbe have updated the original Dingbats to accommodate our modern world, including glyphs of iPods, iPhones, a larger array of arrows, plugs, and tons more techie symbols. I especially love the ice cream and the umbrella. Wanna hear something awesome? You can download a small set of gylphs for free, thanks to the Font Shop. (FF Dingbats 2.0 at Font Shop)