This post is actually about the box office I’m creating for our friend’s wedding. I wanted to at least blog and document the process design-y that wasn’t work related. I think it’s interesting to read and look at someone else’s process. Ah yes, James Jean’s Process Recess’ were always one of my favourites. That and that man can make pretty pictures.
To start, the information I was given was what this was for (guest entry, ticket dispensing), and the dimensions. I didn’t fiddle with the measurements at first, but instead wanted to get the feel for this thing so I could get a start on what this thing should be like.
I didn’t actually have to do anymore sketches according to the clients. They immediately said yes, this is the box of my dreams. You are a god in human form, carry on.
From this point I was prompted to come up with a budget for this thing. OMG I don’t know how to come up with something like that without coming up with the plans (and thus materials and amounts), so I plowed through an evening coming up building specs and the amount of materials and prices.
This thing is top heavy (I had already decided on installing lights on top), and so a steady frame would have to be made. These are a few of the sketches of how that would have to come about. Chris helped me immensely on this part, since I hardly work with any wood or structures.
We also had to come up with practical use solutions. How tall this should be, ratios, how tall the window should be to be comfortable for all people involved (ticket people/guests). It should be comfortable for average height (being 5’0, I do not fit into this category), has to fit in the space (8 feet ceilings), and has to transportable. So many factors!
We decided the dimensions from these factors and I mocked up a model to scale.
Which then corresponded to the computer.
This is the final comp I have come with at the moment. There’s definitely a few more things I need to refine, but I am happy with this result thus far. My plan is to keep it BADASS. I will be keeping up with progress at it comes along!