Saturday, May 23, 2020

A Dirty Future in Charcoal for Film

Johnny Shortwave is a black-and-white feature length film that was shot in late 1988 and early 1989.

Early in the design phase I grabbed a stick of charcoal and quickly whipped up what I called an "Atmosphere Sketch". As depicted in the screenplay, the future is not rosy in more ways than one, which is what I tried to convey in the drawing.

I'll have more material from Johnny Shortwave very soon....


The above piece was first posted as "Film Design: The Atmosphere of Johnny Shortwave" on May 12, 2016.

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