Sep 2, 2007
In advertising, we have what is called a pre-production meeting the day before the shoot. We go over all the casting, wardrobe and sets. This way the photographer, the client and the agency are all on the same page. It's a bit different with Lachapelle because he just does whatever the hell he wants. He doesn't really listen to anyone. Our meeting started with Lachapelle pulling up the comps I had done onto a computer screen. The comps are my drawings of the ads that where used to sell the idea to the client. It is also what gets sent to the photographer so he gets an idea of what we are doing. Dave's first question was, "who does these great drawings for you guys?" My creative director points to me and says, "he does." Then he says, "you should see his drawing books." So I take one out of my bag and hand it to Lachapelle. I'm not sure he expected much because his eyed opened very wide when he turned to the first page. He nearly fell out of his chair by the second page. All of a sudden the meeting came to a complete halt. He took 20 minutes to go through every page in my drawing book. It was a pretty amazing moment and made me feel great. Wacky minds think alike and Dave and I bonded.