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Her Aim is True: Jini Dellaccio

Client:

Karen Whitehead, Fur Face Films

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Her Aim is True is a documentary film following the life of Jini Dellaccio, the first female rock photographer who is best known for her images of rock and pop bands of the 1960s. Jini is the most unlikely of rock photographers, and she’s still shooting bands at age 95.

Her work was frequently used in album covers, posters and publicity stills and featured many bands in the Pacific Northwest. The Sonics, Wailers, the Daily Flash, and Merilee Rush were among her subjects, as well as Neil Young, the Rolling Stones, the Beach Boys and the Who.

Belle & Wissell assembled the team that shot the film in the Pacific Northwest over a two-year period with director Karen Whitehead. The studio’s primary role was to manage the look of the film and the art direction of the graphics components including the identity, typographic treatments, motion design, and promotional posters for the film.

The identity was designed to evoke a modern tone that was evocative of the era as well as make reference to the focus ring and perspective that was unique to the Hasselblad camera that Jini used to shoot many of her photographs.

Project Accolades:

Seattle International Film Festival Official Selection, 2013
Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival Official Selection, 2013
Tacoma Film Festival Official Selection, 2013
Tallgrass International Film Festival Official Selection, 2013
The Seattle Times “A Look Back at Rock Photography Pioneer,” 2009

Belle & Wissell Team Credits

Design Director, Producer: Gabe Kean
Cinematographer: John Jeffcoat
Cinematographer: Ryan McMackin
Cinematographer: Tadd Sackville-West
Designer, Production Assistant:
Edrea Lita
Field Audio: Adam Powers
Production Assistant: Celeste Kean
Operations Manager: Sarah Trueblood
Studio Producer: Marq Dean

Additional Project Credits

Director, Producer: Karen Whitehead
Producer: C. Karim Chrobog
Editor: Kellie E. Boyd
Associate Editor: Pierre Kattar
Associate Editor: Chris Ophoven
Production Sound: Isaac Olsen


Belle & Wissell Team Credits

Design Director, Producer: Gabe Kean
Cinematographer: John Jeffcoat
Cinematographer: Ryan McMackin
Cinematographer: Tadd Sackville-West
Designer, Production Assistant:
Edrea Lita
Field Audio: Adam Powers
Production Assistant: Celeste Kean
Operations Manager: Sarah Trueblood
Studio Producer: Marq Dean

Additional Project Credits

Director, Producer: Karen Whitehead
Producer: C. Karim Chrobog
Editor: Kellie E. Boyd
Associate Editor: Pierre Kattar
Associate Editor: Chris Ophoven
Production Sound: Isaac Olsen


Her Aim is True is a documentary film following the life of Jini Dellaccio, the first female rock photographer who is best known for her images of rock and pop bands of the 1960s. Jini is the most unlikely of rock photographers, and she’s still shooting bands at age 95.

Her work was frequently used in album covers, posters and publicity stills and featured many bands in the Pacific Northwest. The Sonics, Wailers, the Daily Flash, and Merilee Rush were among her subjects, as well as Neil Young, the Rolling Stones, the Beach Boys and the Who.

Belle & Wissell assembled the team that shot the film in the Pacific Northwest over a two-year period with director Karen Whitehead. The studio’s primary role was to manage the look of the film and the art direction of the graphics components including the identity, typographic treatments, motion design, and promotional posters for the film.

The identity was designed to evoke a modern tone that was evocative of the era as well as make reference to the focus ring and perspective that was unique to the Hasselblad camera that Jini used to shoot many of her photographs.

Project Accolades:

Seattle International Film Festival Official Selection, 2013
Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival Official Selection, 2013
Tacoma Film Festival Official Selection, 2013
Tallgrass International Film Festival Official Selection, 2013
The Seattle Times “A Look Back at Rock Photography Pioneer,” 2009