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08-28-2003, 06:50 PM
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I am looking for Mama. Have you seen her?
.....is a small hands on entertainment employment biz that specializes in entry level positions, dealing primarily with young adults, college students, new college grads -searching for paid employment in the field of entertainment.
The majority of these people are backstage positions such as Stage Managers, Audio, Costume, Props, Lighting, Rigging, Make-up, admins, etc. However our services are not limited to these categories.
We are looking for a charector logo, Mama, so to speak!
MaMa should be dynamic, dramatic, busy, phones, computers, pencils in hair, clipboards, however you want to portray her, but somehow I want to tie in the entertainment/stage theme with her persona. We don't want MaMa to be confused with someone sitting behind the desk at Dell or an accounting firm, however, she's not a cute-sie cartoon either. She's a cleaver unrelenting business women with a passion for the arts and a flair for creativity.
Our web site is not up yet (I have a designer, thank you) and we hope that Mama will be so dynamic that we can build the entire site around her!
No restrictions on color, and if it helps at all, right now we are considering a black background for our site frame, but that has not been finalized.
You may combine the name, Backstage Mama with her if you wish, but it is not mandatory. I will consider either way.
I prefer not to work with clip art if at all possible. After all, Mama is one in a million, not a carbon copy.
So, what do you think? Have you seen Mama?
I am happy to answer any questions and will touch base daily with the board. Thank you for your creativity and consideration.
<img src='http://homepage.ntlworld.com/carol.cox3/files/outpost/logos/mama01.gif' border='0' alt='user posted image' />
09-07-2003, 03:58 AM
I'm sure i've seen that face somewhere before.. :huh:
09-08-2003, 02:44 PM
I think she looks more like an actress than facilitator.
I know this is not an easy assignment and I appreciate your effort.
Please, keep trying!!
09-11-2003, 08:29 AM
In case you designers don't read my messages in the private forum :o , the contest prize amount has been raised to $75.
09-11-2003, 08:33 AM
Award upgraded: OK, I've bumped the pot up to $75.
Please, I need help on this!! I need MaMa for my web site!!
Remember she finds entry level jobs for young people in the backstage industry.
Stage director, sound, lighting, makeup, props, costume, etc, set design, etc...
It's a home office biz, Mama's hard working and multi tasking, not a soap opera star all glammed up! And thank god this web site does not have one of those camera's or you'd really see just how not glammed up I am this am...
More than apt to have a cat on the desk a dog at her bare feet and a cup of coffee typing away, sans makeup and somtimes in her pj's searching all the entertrainment sites to find a job for a young man with a new degree in recording arts.
This is not a fancy agent company charging percentages of the annual salary, it's a shoe string business that began with finding a job for my son, and then his fiance, and then a friend of theirs and so it goes.
So please, have a heart and put your thinking cap on. I want these kids to have a shot at their dream and not have them have to listen to their parents say I told you you'd never make it in that creative field, you should have invested your college education in computer science!!
I could use your creative talent to help them excercise their own creativity. :help:
09-11-2003, 11:16 AM
Hi, here's my entry.
-modified: added some variety
I am sorry that I am not an illustrator as I feel I can picture who you are talking about.
I may be able to help with a few questions that could help the others...
What age is Mama in your mind?
What hairstyle should she have?
Should she be happy, serious, sad, other??
Are you after a portrait or full body?
Do you want her to look realistic or cartoon?
09-11-2003, 07:00 PM
Let me see if I can give you a few ideas, a few other options. That may help others who are not illustrators. This is my first time using this service so perhaps I did not provide enough info for you.
I am flexible on this. We can go about it different ways.
If I were looking for a portrait of a person, and it could be a head shot or full body, I would say back stage MaMa is a women in her late 30's or 40's. Too young a chick and combined with a name like BackStage Mama, too me, sounds like a groopie or worse! And of course that's not what I am trying to portray.
The name is a take off of a Stage Mother, one who pushes their child into the field. I am sure most of you may be too young to remember the play/movie Gypsy, with Natalie Wood and Rosalind Russell, but there Mama was the pushy stage Mom, always getting her kids a job on stage regardless of what it was. This resulted in the mother placing her own daughter in a burlesque club and skip to the final chapter, the famous stripper Gypsy Rose Lee was born. Of course I won't be doing anything like that, but that's why I need to be careful of the look MaMa will have. Too young and pretty would like like the stripper, not the business manager!
So you are portraying a very busy middle aged business women with a love for the entertainment field.
And my initial thought was serious and realistic. NOT flowing locks and a romantic look!
But that does not mean I wouldn't consider a cartoonish portrayal either. Sometimes you don't know until you see it.
Work with just the title itself, BackStage MaMa, do somthing Perhaps some theatrical portraying of the phrase BackStage MaMa. The slogan is Your Resource for BackStage Employment.
Or do a Silhouette, a working office women, a computer, a phone or headset, clip board ???
Either should have a hint of the theater, a stage, or something involving a marquee, chaser lights... anything to portray theater and employment that you can think of.
I'll consider anything!
and thank you for trying, thank you for asking.
09-11-2003, 07:42 PM
Please keep in mind this is only a rough sketch... Mama's not quite clear in my mind, yet..
But I do see her with multiple arms to aid her in her multi-tasking.
I think she might look a little like this... I'm going to sleep on it and see if she comes to me in a dream. ;)
Kimber, I think it's the necklace but she reminds me of Wilma Flintstone! :lol2:
09-12-2003, 04:27 AM
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I don't want to hear anyone say all those years of watching cartoons (and continued watching) has warped my brain! ;)
Yeah, I think she does, too (a bit)... now that I have a second look.
She looks different in my head now.
I'll try and coax her out later.
09-14-2003, 05:54 PM
"She looks different in my head now.
I'll try and coax her out later"
So, did you find her?
09-14-2003, 06:11 PM
I found her, I've just had alot on the go.
Give me a bit, and I'll work on it *right now*.
09-14-2003, 06:41 PM
09-14-2003, 07:24 PM
You're getting closer.. and by your sketch, I am getting younger!! I like both of those things!
Ok, now if we can tie in the theater job theme a little more.
What would you think of moving the chicks face to the book, erase 'date book' and add Resume's. In place of the girls face perhaps Job Opening or Stage Manager Wanted or something like that...
Then you have represented the cycle, the person, the resume, the job opening and the contract. That should help a little.
Any chance of putting a small chihuahua or the cat back in there... it's a personal thing. but not 100% necessary!
I have to think on it a bit. But I really appreciate your efforts..
09-15-2003, 04:45 AM
If you could possibly wait until later tonight... I mean around 9 or 10pm, I'll be able to post something a little more "finished" looking, with the changes you've asked for.
(Which is your preference: Chihuahua or Cat?)
Here is one for you to consider. :)
09-15-2003, 06:43 AM
Zoe that look's really jagged, is it suppose to be?
Looks great tho :tup:
09-15-2003, 07:37 AM
If you saw this gal what would you guess she did for a living?
I am still looking for the tie in to being involved in backstage employment, something about the theater. Right now, my guess for her would almost be school teacher, perhaps, accountant?? I know she does close up work due to the glasses, and it's age appropriate, but what she does is unclear, The pencil is what leads me to guess school teacher or accoutant.
09-15-2003, 05:35 PM
Hello again, Tinsel!
Please accept this design as my idea of MaMa.
PICTURE EDIT: I forgot the wording on the documents, sorry.
09-15-2003, 07:29 PM
Hey there! Here's a quick draft of the "mama" design. If you like where this is going, just say the word! ;)
09-15-2003, 08:53 PM
STill looking for the tie into theater and back stage job hunting... need all the pieces of the puzzle!!
Here are some modifications...
and with a curtain backdrop....
09-16-2003, 04:17 AM
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I had edited my previous post to show the documents:
and Job Posting.
(Instead of posting a new picture, to save bandwidth).
09-16-2003, 05:53 AM
Yes you did! I was directing more to Christian.. So far so good.
09-16-2003, 02:08 PM
Ok people, I thank everyone for there entries and appreciate all your efforts. I know that this was not an easy assignment.
I feel the entry which best represents what I am trying to portray is the six arm Backstage Mama by Kimber.
09-16-2003, 06:55 PM
Congrats Kimber :clap:
Thanks Tinsel, glad it all worked out for you :)
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