Check out the Director’s Look book for BABY OF THE FAMILY, my feature film in development. I was inspired to create a Director’s Look Book after attending a NYWIFT (New York Women in Film and Television) sponsored case study on the groundbreaking film Pariah led by Pariah’s writer/director Dee Rees. Look Books, whether in fashion or film, are a collection of images and visual ideas that convey what the designer or director wants to achieve for that project.
I had actually compiled the images over a year ago, to give my Cinematographer a sense of what the film would be like visually. Developing the images into a Look Book took this process to the next level, as I added visual character sketches and location ideas to the visual motifs I had compiled. Valuable feedback from BABY OF THE FAMILY producers Nicole Sylvester and Rahsan Lindsay helped me to hone what I was trying to get across. Filmmaking is a team effort that takes planning…in addition to picking up a camera and going for it!