If you’re interesting in watching Heaven’s Gate, I recommend reading Steven Bach’s making-of book first. It makes the film even more interesting when you know its turbulent development and production!
PS - You might be surprised to learn that Cimino’s career didn’t end with Gate, though none of his later films have come close to the acclaim he received for 1978’s The Deer Hunter. He has directed four more films, the latest - The Sunchaser - was released in 1996.
Who North America is hosting their first ever WhoNAtion event next year, and they’re having a competition to see what the show logo will be. I love designing logos, so I started tinkering almost immediately! Hope you like it.
Here it is! The measurements are guesswork and it’s a custom template - so there may be a lot more work to do. Still, it’s a lot further along, so I think adjustments might be easier at this point. Fingers crossed!
I’ve been getting a fair number of questions as to when I’ll be selling my new toys. Well, here’s a first pass of the ‘shop page’ design for my website. I’m not sure how to design the ‘cart’ or item pages, so I’m getting feedback on the overall layout first. Hopefully, it’ll be up and running soon!
Klim and I talked over a packaging concept at Tr!ck2ter, and I’ve just started to work it out. I drew something up digitally, then quickly printed it out and assembled it. The new concept is a suitcase, similar to the carpetbag accessory that’ll be included with the figure. The ‘die-cut window’ is supposed to represent the bottles of patent medicine that he sells. There’ll probably be some explanatory graphics on the back - maybe in the guise of travel labels.
Here’s some iPhone pictures of this very rough assembly. It looks like a kindergarten project, I know, but I do think it’s useful to do - this helps me to figure out the practical aspects of the design. For instance, the whole box will probably need to be significantly bigger, I might push the dimensions of the fold-out ‘handle’ (just drawn on for now), and I don’t think that the current ‘thickness’ of the ‘suitcase’ is working, either. I’ll need to work more closely with the actual figure when I proceed to the next step!
Bigshot Toyworks really goes the distance! I submitted a few color changes four days ago, and belatedly mentioned that the tip of the tail looked a bit conical compared to the rest. I looked at my email this morning and found this photo. Amazing!