Setting the Stage…
(front door rings, Gwen – local artist & art director for various feature films- is buzzed in to 330 Morgan Ave and proceeds to Talas’ showroom on the 2nd floor)
I desperately need your help! I was in earlier in the week, and purchased some supplies for the movie I’m working on… remember?
Me: Yes sure, the one the where you had to stage an amateur book conservators bench… I helped you pick out some of the necessities.
Gwen: That’s the one! Well, now the director desperately wants a shot of type that reads “The Interpreter”. Do you have type?
Me: Sure! We sell brass type, and stock it in Edinburgh in a number of sizes.
Gwen: Can you lease or rent it out because we only need it for 1 scene, and the sets seem to be rather pricey?
Me: I wish, but this it’s an extremely delicate product, and even the slightest scratch or ding and I wouldn’t be able to sell it to a customer….
(deliberation… Gwen eventually leaves with a list of local letterpress shops and ventures off in her hunt for type).
Later that afternoon I receive a call from Gwen explaining that the producer would like to hire me that evening as a type handler (similar to that of an animal handler). I agreed, and we shot the scene after I set the type and never let it out of my sight!
Anyways, here are a few pictures from the set, the movie is called In The Family
. Be sure to keep your eyes opened for it in the near future!
Isn’t it exciting when book arts make the big screen?