Cinema verite

Flickr me this.

Nothing is more distracting from storytelling than fake action or art direction. Distraction can kill an idea. When exploring ideas for real people, real situations, I often use Flickr. How do people really hang out in the kitchen? What do kids really look like in the school cafeteria? Sometimes you see clues as to how to dress the sets or do the wardrobe or even an interesting POV. It is almost always a good reality check. It can also be helpful to show clients how people and places really are. Plus it’s all keyword searchable.

‘Elementary School Lunch’ featured above by Box Of Light.

This week’s Frandoms are by Canadian director and filmmaker Rob Quartly. Check his work at