The House of Noir created their first agency this week: House of Noir Getaways. With our agency, anyone can make their noir disappearance possible. Our mission written by me, Sebastian Crane, is as follows: Our mission is to make your noir disappearance comfortable, convenient, and affordable. With our connections to various travel companies, we can make your immediate escape possible with just one email. You remain a confidential client with House of Noir Getaways and we ensure that you will disappear without a trace at a moment’s notice. Through the House of Noir Getaways co-sponsors Stardust Airlines and the Abandon agency, various methods of transportation are offered to our clients. Also our agency is available to anyone who needs our help, as we have our 4 offices scattered across the nation, mine being on the West Coast and we can be contacted via email. Each of us specializes in a certain kind of case. For example, I specialize in cases where a client has wronged someone who carries a grudge against them. Visit the House of Noir Getaways site for more information about my fellow co-workers and about our agency. http://houseofnoirgetaways.weebly.com/ We also have a Facebook group page and a Tumblr:
In further building of this agency, my assistant Janelle helped in the creation of visual and audio material to add more intrigue to the House of Noir Getaways. She created a search engine to get the gears turning and she decided to use the font from the classic film series “The Godfather” to relate our agency to the film series in the way that we are a powerful group of minds collaborating and creating suspense underground (http://janellegelino.com/assignments/house-of-noir-search-engine-2-pts/). Although we do not necessarily need a search engine, this assignment helped spark more creativity in the process of sprussing up our site. Next Janelle created a Steller story, summarizing how our group came to be. She took photographs of the staff and gave a brief synopsis of our collaborartion. Through this, she had the goal of showing viewers how great, unique minds from differing parts of the nation can come together for one goal: to create a noir agency (http://janellegelino.com/assignments/a-truly-stellar-story-of-the-house-of-noir/). Together, Janelle and I also layed out all of the locations we can send someone to for their ideal noir disappearance on a Pinterest board. This is something I have recently been using with my clients to give them a better and wide range of options to choose from, as they may be living in there for quite some time depending on their circumstances. The board shows photographs from beautiful locations all around the world, allowing clients to be encouraged to venture out to one of them through House of Noir Getaways (http://janellegelino.com/assignments/house-of-noir-getaways-a-pinteresting-agency-2-pts/). Lastly, no agency could be complete without a theme song. After listening to Lana del Rey’s song “Ride,” I was immediately inspired by the message behind her lyrics and music video. She encouraged listeners to go explore somewhere new when times get troublesome and that moving forward in life is essential. One of her main ideas I connected with was the notion of being free, which is what our agency promotes; freedom of choice and freedom from all of the anxieties the world of noir holds. We chose to keep one of the main refrains of the song so that listeners could understand the vibe of our agency and we planted sounds of a airplane, car, and ship as a way to showcase the various and infinite ways of travel we offer with House of Noir Getaways. The theme song is called “I Am Free.” (http://janellegelino.com/assignments/i-am-free-house-of-noir-getaways-theme-song-4-pts/).
The following are Daily Creates Janelle showed me this week:
1. Black’s Birthday Card- https://www.flickr.com/photos/janellegelino/16975878236/ Nothing makes a birthday better than an adorable noir cat with a birthday cake.
2. Noddy on the Road- https://www.flickr.com/photos/janellegelino/16999447816/ Noddy is on the run. No garbage can is able to contain his love for adventure.
Here are the comments I placed on the fellow creators of Noir106: