My letters set me free. Or at least they’re supposed to. (x)
The fun thing about the IDWT series is that it’s a great outlet for whenever I get creatively restless and want to do something totally in the opposite direction of the last thing I directed.
Both I Ship It and Irene Lee, Girl Detective were highly saturated in color and heightened in tone/style. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before was an exercise in pulling back from that. The color palette isn’t as strict (Zoe and Irene have very design oriented rooms that adhere to a strict grey/gold or blue/green palette) and the coloring is much more muted and soft.
I have a lot of fun playing in the heightened worlds of my heightened characters, but these microprojects are always a handy drill in not getting creatively lazy/too reliant on the same old bag of directorial tricks.