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As a nod to realism, the “dingy bar” location we shot in yesterday let us use their horde of cockroaches for no extra charge.
     
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was PETA on set as well to ensure no animal cruelty?
     
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Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
was PETA on set as well to ensure no animal cruelty?
Those are Chicago cockroaches. More likely that SAG was on-site to assure none of the cast were inadvertently eaten.
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Jan 16, 2020, 02:44 PM
 
When I was told, that’s what I assumed. The ones I have in my apartment are Jurassic mother****ers.

These were the tiny kind, though. We were worried the diva types might complain, but no one seemed to mind... except, ironically, the wife of one of the actors.

The biggest issue, other than some no doubt going on vacation in my camera bags, is we had to keep all the snacks sealed, and our drinks sitting on stools.
     
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Unleash the bearded dragons! they love those things.
     
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This is in Chicago hipster central. Before you know it, they’d have a topknot to go with the beard.
     
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Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
There's a wide variety of gluten free pretzels, chips, cookies, etc. Rice crackers and hummus. Tortilla chips and salsa.
I didn’t have a chance to get much for the cockroach shoot, which wasn’t too bad since we kept everything sealed up anyway.

However, for the next shoot with her, I raided Whole Foods, and got 15 different bags of GFV snacks. She was thrilled.

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Feb 6, 2020, 11:10 PM
 
Small scale printout of a newspaper page getting screen time.

Might get a little political.

     
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On It's Own.
     
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Thank you!
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Feb 7, 2020, 10:11 AM
 
Other than that obvious, glaring, fatal flaw, it's hilarious.
     
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Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
Other than that obvious, glaring, fatal flaw, it's hilarious.
Thank you!

Director did most of them, but three are mine.
     
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Feb 7, 2020, 06:04 PM
 
Page in progress... got thrown a bit of a curveball on this one.

     
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Feb 7, 2020, 06:36 PM
 
"needs more moire pattern"

Does the russian need to be accurate?!? Or is it Russian Ipsum?
     
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Feb 7, 2020, 06:59 PM
 
It’s 99% Latin Ipsum, but then romanizes the Cyrillic. The other one percent is (no doubt horribly) machine translated.

All the images are a full size halftone bitmap, so shrinking murders them.
     
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Feb 7, 2020, 10:07 PM
 
Finished product. It’s a little plain. I tried an ad, but couldn’t get it to work.

     
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Feb 8, 2020, 09:57 AM
 
Aaaaand, black nozzle on my plotter is plugged. It’s all going to look like this.

     
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Staples to the rescue?
     
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No time... 5AM call
     
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Feb 9, 2020, 11:52 AM
 
Well, I ultimately just feel stupid and embarrassed about the whole thing. I’ve done this long enough to know the rule is carry the process through to the end while testing.

If I had done that, I would have caught the clogged nozzle. I would have likewise caught the margins being too narrow, and the whole thing being cartoonishly large. At least I could fix the last one by printing at 85% size.

Two more newspapers to go for the project. It shouldn’t be hard to do better.
     
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Feb 16, 2020, 09:17 PM
 
Yet another paper. Got the black to work at least. I’ve got the flu, which made the whole experience miserable.

     
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Feb 16, 2020, 10:25 PM
 
You probably missed that clogged nozzle because you were coming down with the flu. Yes, that can be a thing. Before you notice that the large truck has slammed into you, your body is already fighting the bug as hard as it can, and that makes a person fuzzy-headed and prone to mistakes.

Last year I had not one but TWO flu patients who had fallen and broken themselves badly before their flu symptoms had fully arrived.

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Feb 17, 2020, 08:49 PM
 
I wish I could blame that, but I wasn’t exposed to the most likely vector (actor with the flu) until the day after, and I knew weeks earlier I was being somewhat delinquent in running tests through to the end of the process.

This one was all me.
     
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Feb 18, 2020, 09:38 PM
 
Fair enough. But take it easy and get better. I'm looking forward to more interesting props, locations, etc.

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Feb 28, 2020, 02:17 PM
 
They are sketched out, improvised, or placed in scenes by the fate of logic, existing to serve the performances or action around them. But while iconic movie props make us laugh, gasp, scream, and/or sit in absolute silence, they rarely start iconic; as a property master will tell you, the best on-screen objects go unnoticed, silently winning you over with truth.
     
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Mar 2, 2020, 03:32 AM
 
Got all the printer problems sorted, so I’m trying to hammer these out as fast as possible. They’re “stuffer pages”, which have very little chance of being seen. Gotta make 6 more of these pairs.






Originally Posted by ghporter View Post
Fair enough. But take it easy and get better. I'm looking forward to more interesting props, locations, etc.
Belated thank you!
     
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Mar 2, 2020, 09:04 AM
 
Bison article set in Buffalo...ha!
     
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Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
Bison article set in Buffalo...ha!


Another set. Five more to go. Cannibalizing some material from the NN.



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Mar 4, 2020, 10:41 AM
 




Kinda threw a softball on that second one, but I’m trying not to make every page have the exact same design.
     
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Mar 4, 2020, 11:51 AM
 
crackdown on short headlines is excellent use of columns.
     
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Mar 4, 2020, 12:21 PM
 
Congrats, you have me laughing at work.
     
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Mar 4, 2020, 02:03 PM
 
Thank you!!!
     
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Mar 4, 2020, 05:45 PM
 
Having set cold type before, I look at those columns and my fingers start aching.
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Mar 4, 2020, 08:01 PM
 
As is, I can make a single, two-sided spread in about a day’s worth of work. That’s with digital, and it being 98% fake.

I can’t even imagine this 7 x 22” column shit being done for reals.

Every day.
     
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Mar 4, 2020, 10:44 PM
 
At least until the mid 1880s, when the Linotype machine was blessedly born.
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Mar 5, 2020, 09:41 AM
 
Was it really? I thought that was much later for whatever reason.
     
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Mar 5, 2020, 01:09 PM
 
If you ever saw one in action, you'd immediately see it as the late-industrial-age child that it is. All whirring gears and intricate clattering mechanicals, with a pot of molten lead alloy hanging off the side. They're pretty cool. And hot, smelly, and noisy in that "happy machine at work" kind of way.
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Mar 5, 2020, 02:57 PM
 
I clearly have not.

The thing I was thinking of had an old school IBM feel.
     
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Mar 5, 2020, 04:19 PM
 
In the 80s there was a giant machine that would print galleys. Then poor schmoes had to paste them together into mechanicals, on boards, with wax.

The digital revolution could not come soon enough. Thank you Aldus.
     
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QuarkXpress4lyfe!





Actually... no. Couldn’t stand it.
     
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Inching closer.






Edit: just caught the double “flight”.
     
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Originally Posted by subego View Post
Inching closer.
Column inching?
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Mar 6, 2020, 03:58 PM
 
column picas?

I thought "a squid'll eat algae too" was genius until I read the 1 Night in Bangkok homage. Ah.

the Haha guy ad is perfection.

Need to rewrite lizzo song to fit your article now.

appreciate the Aldus kicks Quark Booty article.
     
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Thank you!

Credit to my dad for “eucaryotes”. He wrote that about 30 years ago.
     
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Originally Posted by Thorzdad View Post
Column inching?
Really more like headline inching. Everything else goes like a rocket, relatively speaking.

One more down!



     
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Mar 7, 2020, 12:14 PM
 
"Oh no the text from the article is leaking into the headline! "

I think he's gone over the edge boys. Moral lesson: don't typeset drunk.
     
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Only on coffee thanks to And.reg.

In the home stretch!



     
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Mar 8, 2020, 02:19 PM
 
Going to keep working on it, but I’m pretty sure I have to cancel the shoot on Tuesday this is for, in case I have more than a cold.

Extra irritated because this is the same shoot which got canceled a few weeks ago when I got sick.
     
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Shoot was canceled, and I lost the thread of making these for a bit. It’s been rescheduled for Monday, so it’s still needed, and would get used for other stuff anyway.





This is the last “stuffer sheet”. Now I’ve got 7 different sheets to use as filler.

Not completely done yet. I have the front page for this issue, it’s the one where the police and bureau get criticized, but I still need to whip up the reverse side. I’ll use my original test page as one-half.

I’d also like to tweak the front page a bit. It got finished so close to the original deadline, it wasn’t 100% baked. At the least, it should have captions for the photos.


Edit: ideally I can improve on all of these. I only cared about the edges looking more or less right. These should have photos, sub-stories, and about three times as many ads. I didn’t scrape anywhere near enough a few months ago. Buuuut... I can do that a little bit here and there. They’re good enough for the near future.
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Well, I’ve got nothing but time to fix it now. Production officially in suspension.
     
 
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