3) Create classic compositions. [...] Utilize traditional eye levels for setting the shot — that is, no high vantage points, off-kilter vantage points, or "worms eye view" vantage points. Generally focus on a standing adults viewpoint of the scene at hand. 4) Awareness of edges. Create an overall sense of soft edges, strive for a Barry Lyndon look. Star filters used sparingly, but an overall "gauzy" look preferable to hard edge realism. [...] 6) Hidden details whenever possible, References to my children (from youngest to oldest as follows): Evie, Winsor, Chandler and Merritt. References to my anniversary date, the number 52, the number 82, and the number 5282 (for fun, notice how many times this appears in my major published works). Hidden N's throughout — preferably thirty N's, commemorating one N for each year since the events happened. 16) Most important concept of all — THE CONCEPT OF LOVE. Perhaps we could make large posters that simply say "Love this movie" and post them about.Yes, lets! Just above the pull quote from cinematography great Ellen Kuras, who tells VF that Kincade's definition of "cozy" imagery sounds like "a prescription for a bad ’60s porn movie." But that hardly seems fair — even '60s porn screened in movie theaters before disappearing forever into video oblivion.
- Article NameThomas Kincade's 16 Guidelines for Making Stuff Suck [VF]