Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Soundtrack to the End of the World

My friend Justin Kay has a rad blog you should spend some time with, it's called the Soundtrack to the End of the World and you can download everyone's mix. Mine is #30, it went up today.

My Soundtrack to the End of The World

Sunday, August 24, 2008

chocolate first, whiskey second.

NY Times + Museum of Art & Design + Museum of Contemporary Craft

Sometimes news is just too exciting to only post on one blog. Being featured in the NY Times Home section is a good example of that. You can read about the experience on the documentary blog HERE

Also, I have securred dates with both the Museum of Art and Design in NY as well as the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland for screenings of Handmade Nation in 2009!

And it's true, always chocolate first then whiskey second.

chocolate first, whiskey second

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Becky Johnson of Sweetie Pie Press

lorraine's 003b
Originally uploaded by sweetie pie press

My friend Becky takes great photos and has a sweet blog. Check her out. Her and her dude Aitor are tops in my book.

Monday, August 18, 2008


Second weekend in a row working with Sam Macon directing on a video shoot. This weekend we did a video for Decibully. It was dope. Tons of photos (from my camera) are here. I'd keep an eye out for more, there were heaps of great stills being taken!

grand finale!

We were scheduled to work at the Pabst Theater from 9am to 9pm. We did exactally that, in by 9 am and out at 8:58pm. The day went so smoothly with the first half spent shooting the band. The second half was the part that I was way more hands on with. I had spent the week prepping for the day and felt like it all came together really well.

We did three set-ups total after the band shots and nailed them all without any massive disasters. Sam had a really good idea of how he wanted things to look and we all followed his lead. Nolan & Gene made all of my sets functional and everyone was attentive and really into the shoot.

Sunny prepping ghosts

First set-up after band

I think it was Nick who I overheard after we wrapped saying this is the kind of day where you look around and think to yourself that you would be happy to work on a project with anyone of the people in the room. And I totally agree, it was the PERFECT example of watching your friends do what they do best. Mad love for my peeps right now.

Decibully video shoot

Now it's time to get ready for a visit from Penelope Green, the writer from NY Times who is doing a story for the Home section on our house. Totally nuts.... I'll believe it when I hold the paper in my hands!

Have a good week!

P.S. if you are interested here is the Decibully Shoot Info:
August 17th, 2008
Pabst Theater
Milwaukee, WI

Decibully is:
Jim Neumeyer
Andy Menchal
BJ Seidel
Kenny Siebert
Aaron Vold
Nick Sanborn
Ryan Weber

Director: Sam Macon
Producer: Jonah Mueller
Producer: Timm Gable

DP: Alex Garcia
1st AC: Colleen

Dolly Grip: Rob Wernette
Grip: Travis Auclair
Grip: Travis Huss

Set Designer: Faythe Levine
Art Director: Gene Rueter
Art Dept: Nolan Treolo
Art Assist: Sarah Wojner

Craft Service: Nathan Lilley
Stylist: Sunny Shokrae
Location Still Photographer: Dale

Friday, August 15, 2008

Shooting the opening credits to Handmade Nation at Radar Studio

Shooting the opening credits to Handmade Nation at Radar Studio
Originally uploaded by faythelevine

Here I am working on the opening credits to Handmade Nation. I blogged about it on the documentary blog HERE.

The bottom line is----> great crew, 26 hours in 2 days= awesome stop animated sequence!

Annie Killelea

Annie Killelea
Originally uploaded by faythelevine

My friend Annie came by Paper Boat today to say hello and shoot a quick shot for a project she is working on. This is her outside the shop.

Check out this recent video she shot for her band the Trusty Knife:

Thursday, August 14, 2008

New Friends + Time Spent in Chicago

Originally uploaded by the simeone

This past weekend I was in Chicago for a screening at the Hull House Museum. I also lost my mind shooting the opening credits for Handmade Nation with Annie Simeone, Jonah and Sam Macon at Radar Studio.

More to come on that later. This fantastic shot is from the pirate ship of Haley via Annie's flickr account, I love it.