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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Hey Look, It's the SIFF Guide!!! And Hey Look, It's Tom Skerritt!

Posted by on Wed, May 18, 2011 at 4:15 PM

In case you haven't seen this week's gorgeous cover art—a portrait of Tom Skerritt, Patron Saint of SIFF and Seattle's Only Celebrity™, by artist Daniel Carrillo—have a look here:

  • Daniel Carrillo

Carrillo captured the image for us last Wednesday. Here's how:

The process is called wet collodion, discovered around 1848, and it is the same process that was used to make tintypes. Positives on clear glass are called ambrotypes. The image of Tom is an ambrotype and the exposure was f/4.5 for 10 seconds using studio lights. I used use a head brace to ensure a relatively sharp image.

Neat! I couldn't be more thrilled with this cover. You can see more of Carrillo's work here and here.


The festival opens tomorrow, and you can follow all of our constantly updated coverage—reviews, showtimes, interviews, recommendations, gossip—here. Here is my heartfelt intro. And if you don't know what you're looking for and just want to browse, you can peruse our take every single fucking thing in the festival right here.

I'll be yelling at you guys about SIFF almost constantly for the next month, so get used to it. Happy SIFF! Huzzah!


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Will in Seattle 1
It's a very very very good SIFF year this year.

Posted by Will in Seattle on May 18, 2011 at 4:17 PM · Report this
Meh, I'll bet J.P. could take him mano-a-guante...
Posted by COMTE on May 18, 2011 at 4:26 PM · Report this
Tracy 3
Where is the TROLLHUNTER review? It seems to be missing from the list (or perhaps I'm just missing it). But yeah, thanks for all the info!
Posted by Tracy on May 18, 2011 at 4:27 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 4
That's on my must-see list, Tracy. Surprising how many midnight movies are, this year.
Posted by Will in Seattle on May 18, 2011 at 4:32 PM · Report this
starsandgarters 5
That photo is awesome.
Posted by starsandgarters on May 18, 2011 at 4:50 PM · Report this
stinkbug 6
Will, where is the "iPad loving" SIFF app you mentioned a few weeks back?
Posted by stinkbug on May 18, 2011 at 4:55 PM · Report this
Reverse Polarity 7
That is a stunning photo. Seriously. It is pretty hard to impress me with a portrait, but that is the best I have seen in years.
Posted by Reverse Polarity on May 18, 2011 at 4:58 PM · Report this
He been Curtis-ized! Striking how that style still confers such insta-nobility, isn't it? Fantastic to have it made today.
Posted by gloomy gus on May 18, 2011 at 5:23 PM · Report this
"NEAT!". said the 7 yr old preppy girl at church.
Posted by sucka69 on May 18, 2011 at 7:19 PM · Report this
Simone 10
Great portrait photo.
Posted by Simone on May 19, 2011 at 8:34 AM · Report this
Hang on there bucko, "Seattle's Only Celebrity™"? Might I direct your attention to a certain "Kyle Mclaughlin"? UW '82.
Posted by FrankAlSmith on May 24, 2011 at 7:32 PM · Report this

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