I’ve been promising to start posting more of what I do outside of gardening and cooking, so here I am with a Behind The Scenes of a recent project we did. If you guys dig this new feature, let me know in the comments as I’d love to start documenting and sharing more of our work!
We’ve been working with V Magazine for years now and they were one of the first believers in showing moving images and videos for fashion content. They really let us do our thing and be creative so it’s always fun working on a project for them. For this shoot our goal was to do a project that focused on 3D scans. We wanted to shoot the model as is on a regular background and then have her avatar, a 3D scan of herself, next to her. After some testing on ourselves we figured out what was the best software to use along side the Microsoft Kinect which we’d be using for scanning.
I’m totally going to shock you here… but I love cats! Ok maybe that’s not shocking at all, but it was reason to just yell out “I love cats!”. I love the entire population of cats!
We were shooting the entire past weekend and unfortunately there was no cats on set. You know how much this breaks my heart but don’t worry, there was plenty of cat gushing with friends that we work with! The shoot was a fashion project we’re working on and that got me thinking about cats in fashion. You all know I’m already obsessed with cat clothes, but how about we go a step further and investigate cats that roam fashion sets and end up in the final pictures?
Matthew and my own work features plenty of cats! We’ve done plenty of gifs, videos and interactive projects that put our cat love on full display. Here’s just a few that I’d love to show you guys! Being inspired by cats is totally my daily fancy!
The most known one is a video we made for Vice Magazine. The film is called “I Hate Kitties” but don’t get the idea that we hate kitties, that’s not true at all. The video was done in good spirits but expresses that feeling when cats wake you up at 6AM with a meow to be fed, you get out of bed and run into the wall while stubbing your toe, feed your cat and then head back to bed. Then the cat appears on your belly with a look that says “I didn’t want food. Sucker.”.
Last year we were approached by the fine folks at Snapple to create a video about cats. The video was based on their under the lid facts. The fact for our project was Snapple Real Fact #685: Dogs can make about 10 sounds, cats make about 100. So we decided to go right in and show how brilliant cats are with our spelling bee.
Don’t you love a behind the scenes look at our Snapple video too featuring Brother Bear?
For Christmas we did a GIF story for Flair Magazine. One of the shots included a grumpy cat lady.
Then we did a V MAN / Marc Jacobs story that featured some cat rubbing. Don’t be terrified, the cats are happy.
For a interactive piece last year we projection mapped colors on a 3D cat that we created. The final result was a installation piece called CAT GOD. Meow. Here’s a look at it during the day when it’s not lit up.. with me on Matthew’s shoulders (he made me do it, I was scared!).
Finally, even a talk we gave in Toronto in April had cats in the title. Cats, Cats, Cats! Love, Love, Love.
And what would be a post with our projects be without some snapshots of our cats behind the scenes? Being loved on set is their daily fancy. Kitties love lots of attention… especially Xanadu! I really love all the models who have shown Xanadu love over the years…. she tends to always want to jump into the shots!
Hope you guys liked taking a look behind the scenes of our cat happy work!
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