TRAILER FOR UPCOMING SIGN PAINTER MOVIE FROM RADAR DIRECTOR SAM MACON & FAYTHE LEVINE
There was a time, as recently as the 1980s, when storefronts, murals, banners, barn signs, billboards, and even street signs were all hand-lettered with brush and paint. But, like many skilled trades, the sign industry has been overrun by the techno-fueled promise of quicker and cheaper. The resulting proliferation of computer-designed, die-cut vinyl lettering and inkjet printers has ushered a creeping sameness into our landscape. Fortunately, there is a growing trend to seek out traditional sign painters and a renaissance in the trade.
In 2010 Directors Faythe Levine and Sam Macon, with Cinematographer Travis Auclair, began documenting these dedicated practitioners, their time-honored methods, and their appreciation for quality and craftsmanship. Sign Painters, the first anecdotal history of the craft, features the stories of more than two dozen sign painters working in cities throughout the United States. The documentary and book profiles sign painters young and old, from the new vanguard working solo to collaborative shops such as San Francisco’s New Bohemia Signs and New York’s Colossal Media’s Sky High Mura
This just in: SHOOT recognizes “I Want To Say” in year end wrap-up.
“As 2012 draws to a close, it’s time for reflection on many fronts, including assessing what work was among the year’s most worthwhile creatively, and which in the process managed to strike a responsive chord with viewers.
While much of our rundown will focus on the best of our Top Spots and “The Best Work You May Never See” entries through the course of 2012, SHOOT editors felt compelled to first single out a piece of longer-form fare that emerged from the ad/marketing sector, most notably a project that played without much fanfare on the awards show circuit yet which arguably was among the year’s most profoundly positive work in terms of its impact on society.”
Amazing labor of love for BODEGA, Director Peter Sorcher, EP Clint Goldman and Goodby for their client HP and the Hacking Autism initiative.
Digitas Health Chief Creative Officer Alex von Plato brought Accordion back for the second in a series of real patient profiles. Unscripted stories, small crew, nice folks in Tupelo MS. Plus getting to shoot in Tupelo Hardware, where Elvis’s mother bought him his first guitar, and where you can still get great deals on rotary saws and a starter axe.
First spot in a new campaign out of Tampa office of 22squared. Agency creatives Dennis Wolfe and David Yeend tapped Accordion to deliver both natural performances and tasty-looking food—a rare combo talent.
Perry & Corey