Maybe not, although… you may have felt the pinch of a climbing harness in your past.:) Continue reading
I love duct tape or as I have always called it “Gaffer’s tape”. I grew up in the film industry so we always had silver rolls of duct tape around the house that we used to close, hold or fix just about anything. I didn’t even know that it was called ‘duct tape’ until I went to buy some after I moved away from home. Continue reading
I have made it! All the way to Easter that is!
Some years the first few months of work can be really, really slow, and some years they can be booming. This year pilot season in Vancouver was crazy busy… our local union was putting every available person to work just trying to get bodies to fill positions… regardless of experience.
What does that mean? Well, don’t get sick! Sickness is not an option!! Continue reading
~ SALT ‘N’ PEPA
We costumers are some of the ‘lucky’ few that get to be on set during a sex scene. Yep right on set, really, really close. Some of you who have had the experience may know this already; it isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be! Continue reading
Am I superstitious, sure, aren’t we all in a little way. I always follow the rules of:
Don’t open an umbrella in the house (or the costume truck)! (by the way this isn’t a superstition in Korea!). Continue reading
The other day on set, our actress yelled, ‘Shit fire and save the matches!’ in the middle of a scene. Nope, that wasn’t her line… she had fumbled her actual line a few times in a row and was getting frustrated with herself.
It was funny! I almost cracked up in my hiding place behind a lighting flag.
I was reminded of this yesterday after reading a blog by the Anonymous Production Assistant. Kendra wrote in and asked the Anonymous PA about how to talk to and deal with actors on set. Anonymous wrote a great response about how a production assistant could approach dealing with cast. Continue reading
Let’s talk cast and background fittings.
As a Set Supervisor/Key On-Set Costumer I normally help the Designer with fittings on the main cast before we go to camera. This allows the actors and myself to meet before shooting starts. I get to hear some of their concerns and desires to do with the costumes, and figure out how to best work with them on set.
I was talking with our Designer and Coordinator/Supervisor the other day and we came up with a few things that would be very helpful for everyone to know when given the opportunity to help out in a fitting.
These are some little tips that will make the fittings go easier and help with figuring out all the pieces… sorting, labeling and such… when the fitting is over. Continue reading
What a great, albeit, busy week, and I am on still the run and not sitting down!
Thus… a short blog!
This week we called the union dispatch to get a day-call costumer to come in to help and Tracey Graham join us!
First day on set ever and she rocked it!
I thought I would throw in a photo of our lunch hour lessons with Tracey. We have 5 women that need to be laced back into a corset after lunch, and we threw Tracey into the deep end of our western town pool.
Having a laugh and learning at lunch! Even if it is just sitting with your plate of food and asking those burning questions, it will help to get you to the next step.
Getting all tied up can be fun if you are asking the right question while you do it!
Click here for a great blog on Corsets and Crinolines from the V&A, take a look!
This is our last weekend before camera and as always crazy busy! Fittings, alterations, breakdown, paper work, load the trucks… and many other things to get done before we roll early on Monday!
Forgive me informational blog this weekend and take a look at the email that production sent out to us a few days ago! Cowboy or no these are still words to work, live and laugh by! Continue reading
I am currently on one of those shows that is all encompassing. We are establishing between 10 and 20 costumes a day and the script travels between India, Brazil and San Francisco.