Steel Cut Oats : A film by Harry Chaskin Click on the link above to check out the Kickstarter campaign that was used to get funding for the movie, including a lot of fun updates, crew bios, and behind the scenes stuff.

Steel Cut Oats : A film by Harry Chaskin

Click on the link above to check out the Kickstarter campaign that was used to get funding for the movie, including a lot of fun updates, crew bios, and behind the scenes stuff.

About

Over the years, I've worked with Harry Chaskin on quite a few projects.  He's a pretty amazing Director, Writer, Actor, and Collaborator.  So when he asked if I would provide Production Design for his film Steel Cut Oats, I was all in.  Once given the script, I set loose sketching up designs for the main environments, key props, and graphics.  One of the other benefits to working with Harry as a Director, is that we have common sensibilities, so the revision process was pretty short.  For the majority of the designs I did, I was able to come up with something Harry liked within two or three sketches.  From there, it was just a matter of fleshing things out for final approval.  Most of my sketches were done on brown butcher paper with ball point pen.  I then imported those images and added final color in Photoshop.

Fun Fact: The look for Oat's mobile had to decisively feel like it was made by a child. Lucky for me, I've got a couple of kids who like to help out with my art projects.  They drew up a bunch of stars and planets that served as inspiration for the final piece.