Heidi interviews about how -- like with the Witch Car task -- she suddenly went crazy and needed to take a hundred thousand pictures of the product, tote bags, Saturn, a yeti, her hand, her hand the other way, this really cool old house, a potato chip that looks exactly like Angela Lansbury, some dump trucks, chromatographic electron microscope pictures of NaCl or what they call common table salt. Everything that reflects light, Heidi needs a picture of it. Of course she's right, because they need all this for the design thing to really fly, but it's funny to watch, like, this gorgeous intimidating woman trying to get just the right angle on a black vinyl tote bag. She sends the girls on to get started with the designer, and Nicole's got questions questions questions for her, and I guess since she's creative that's okay, except like there are three of them. It's not like she's going to get a Blue Letter for picking a circle over a square. Maybe I just didn't understand the question. Heidi's like, "I have to take fifty more pictures of some crap, so just go brainstorm with the one other person on our team about that no-doubt very important question, and maybe you guys can come up with, you know, something." Kristine and Nicole make faces at each other about this, and how Heidi's apparently covering her ass or something because "creative" isn't on the line if they lose. Now I am fully willing to say that this editing is monkeyed with, because Heidi's getting the Goddess Queen edit right now and surely Kristine and Nicole, one of whom I like a whole lot (and the other of whom has intelligence and energy of a scrappy sort, like a Dickens character or inner-city paperboy of the '30s) but like: photographs? Heidi. Actual design? Heidi, in a sec. Concept? Not sure; assuming Nicole, due to the usual confusion between herself and the product they're meant to be marketing.
Episode Report CardJacob Clifton: C | 696 USERS: C+
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