Designing "How To Find Love" / by christina dy

So this is not about my love life (that will be for another post!), but about a short film I worked on earlier this year for my dear friend Quark Henares. (I promised myself I will only design films for people I love. Unless it stars Miles Teller then I will do anything haha.)

It's for the Globe Independent Film Festival (GIFF), read the article here. It's about dating in this age of social media, hahaha. 

So I told Quark, we might as well make everything look like posts for Instagram-- you know, everything looking pretty, and composed.  And of course I insisted on a flatlay for the food for the restaurant scene. Hahah.

Also made sure we used very hip/hipster-ish things, even if they're just part of the background. Succulents? Geometric prints? Plants on walls? Mason jars for drinks? Chopping boards as plates? Check, check, check, check. And so on.

Wine bottle as water container, ampersand lighting decor, naked bulbs. 

Wine bottle as water container, ampersand lighting decor, naked bulbs. 

The really fun part though of designing as being able to transform spaces. My favorite one was transforming the restaurant Black Soup into two different locations.

Black Soup (top) turned into hipster girly resto (bottom)

Black Soup (top) turned into hipster girly resto (bottom)

As seen in the film

As seen in the film

And another wall of Black Soup was turned into this.

And another wall of Black Soup was turned into this.

I also love that my OCD has a place in design, haha. We transormed a couple of shelves into an OCD grocery store. haha.

Look at all those bottles neatly lined up.....

Look at all those bottles neatly lined up.....

And I love this project because I got to do handlettered credits. Here are some:

Plus, I gave some of my old drawings as Google Search images...

Really enjoyed working on this project! Thank you to my wonderful Art Department: Tippi Sy, Patrick Topacio, setmen Duran and June. 

Looking forward to working on another one!

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