|Shooting in Tribeca my favorite part of NYC with a reminder of country life|
- NO PLACE LIKE HOME is coming out in a few short months and my creative team is revving up the flow of getting it out there...Part of that process is shooting a video about the process of what inspires me as a designer and about the journey of bringing the book to life...
- Seems like just yesterday I was starting to write it and was beginning to shoot the first few images for it (which turned out to be about 1500 images in the end - enough for a whole other book - as this one will have about 300 color images when it comes out)...
|Shooting on the streets|
- The video in New York City will end up being edited together with some footage that we already shot in the Vermont countryside...Being a designer that gets his creative inspiration from various places - I wanted the video piece to have both an urban feel as well as country living style because both places inspire my work...
|The vivid contrast to the urban shoot - Vermont|
- You can see from the vivid images of the countryside - how they offer up a great visual contrast to the city settings - which is what I wanted to showcase...
|Shooting a scene on the busy streets of Tribeca|
- These various locations will be intermixed during the editing process of the video to create a visual tapestry that will capture the essence of what NO PLACE LIKE HOME is all about...
|An urban moment|
|Country life - I love how varying environments can inspire|
- The images begin to give you a visual idea of how the video will come together...
|Sketching a project on the street|
- In the final book there will be a mix of black and white, sepia tone and color images...I like how color images can tell one story - but also seeing things in black and white or the warmer tones of sepia can also tell another story...you tend to notice the lines and structure of things more...So I felt it was important to see that in this video as well...
|For the video - the Tribeca sequences will be shown in black and white|
|The country settings will be shown in color|
|Just like when I was a kid - sketchpad always in hand|
|The streets of Tribeca looked like a movie set on this day|
|My camera kept clicking and clicking|
|A random NYC moment|
|Almost a wrap for the shoot|
|Got to have my iced coffee - so it became part of the shoot|
|Bagels - A staple of NYC living|
|Love when old buildings are restored|
|It's a wrap!|
|A great way to get around NYC|
|My favorite building in NYC - The Chrysler Building|
|The crew shooting the interview portion of my video|
- The video will also intertwine a sit down interview with me about my approach and creative message for this book...We chose to shoot this portion inside in a "living room" setting at the Baker Showroom at the New York Design Center...
|Getting ready to shoot the interview amongst the Barbara Barry Collection|
- I'm realizing in the image above that what we are about to shoot really symbolizes that the book is done and is no longer just a concept in my mind...the February 22nd in-store date is just around the corner...I'm excited because I think there is so much that homeowners will be able to do with this book...
|Baker Showroom - my hosts for the set of my interview in the New York Design Center|
|Thanks to the folks at Baker that made us feel right at home|
|Taking some time to appreciate all the fun things that are a part of this book coming to life...|
Probably also working on my "To Do List" which I'm always updating
|Lunch with the team after our shoot in Tribeca - camera still kept clicking|
|Amazing atmosphere and food at Locanda Verde|
|A great place to end a creative day|
- In the next couple of weeks, I'll share the final edited video on my blog with you...I'm excited to see what is put together in the final piece...
- Note, a positive bit of symbolism - the French metal chairs in the wrap lunch location (above) and those on the cover of my book (below)...It wasn't planned - but I'll take good signs as they come...