Sunday, January 29, 2012


Melanie Fischer joined our art team for STAND a few weeks back and she's been turning out amazing art labels for the project in record time. Most of you will know Mel as the artist behind the theme for Can't Stop the Serenity in 2011 and 2012. Her work has been featured around the globe and we're fortunate to have her designing for the project.

You can see her Apple Pie Moonshine label (with contributing imagery by Sachin Ghodke and Billy Alexander) below. The label is prominently displayed in yesterday's green screen and behind the scenes shots and you can download a copy of the label for your own use by clicking on the pdf.

Thursday, January 19, 2012


Railings were added to the balcony to help create the atmosphere of the bar as well as for safety for extras. Ty worked hard in his spare time to put the rails together - consisting of 2 x 3's, 2 x 4's, and extra wood from the barn (top of rails). They have also been stained to help match the aged wood (not pictured yet). The ends (of the balcony) are removable so that people can still swing in the barn from one end to the other.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


BOOTS AND SADDLES is the name of the bar in the film. It serves two purposes. For one, it sounds inherently like a western name of a bar, and secondly, it's a Calvary bugle call that meant for the men to equip themselves and their mounts immediately for response. The sign was built using plywood, scrap wood, screws and paint. The added touch will be the rope LED lights strung behind the letters to add a glow (the AND will glow from within). The first and second coats of primer have been added and the further details will be forthcoming. The sign will be mounted to the second story balcony inside the bar (above the entrance and stairs).


SMITHFIELD, UTAH is where "The Bar" scene takes place. The barn is over 100 years old and has been in the Coleman family for generations. Over the years, it's been a place of storage as well as one of fun. They modified several rooms downstairs and installed a bar and pool table along with a propane heater for the colder weather. The barn has also been used for swinging on the two to three story rope from one end of the balcony to the other. We decided to use the barn for its large size, various rooms/levels and personality. However, a lot of work has to be done in order to begin to prepare for the major film scene. We had to sort, organize, move, take down, put up, place and even throw a lot of things out (a lot of tedious work that has been done by Ty Coleman and his parents). Tables were constructed for the card playing (Drew and Ty). The Chinese style table clothes were made by Tracy Pace. The bar in the upper room was put together (it will later be faced with wood paneling and decor).