Maybe not, although… you may have felt the pinch of a climbing harness in your past.:) Continue reading
I got a call from my mother the other day wondering if she had missed my last few blogs. “The last one I read was in May?” She questioned.
Yep, sad but true! It was ‘Duct Tape‘… and it was May.
I’m so sorry! (How very Canadian of me… but I am sorry!)
But I do have an excuse… how good it is, I don’t know… but it’s a good jumping off point for today’s blog.
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
During the Digital Days Conference that I attended in February at the Electronic Arts Campus in Burnaby, British Columbia, Claùde Parè was the opening speaker on the first day… and let me tell you; he helped start the conference off with a bang!
His talk was called, The Rules of Cinema: Rated ‘R’… and he was just amazing!
Now, as you may have gleaned in previous posts, I’m a big fan of Jessica Sitomer‘s seminars that she gives here in Vancouver each year. She travels everywhere, so take a look and see if she is coming to talk in your area. One of the things Jessica says when going for a job interview is, “When some one asks, ‘How do you feel you excel at your job?’, find a way to tell them by using a story about you doing your job.” Draw the people in around you with more than just an, ‘Oh, I think I am great organizer’. You could say, “On Tron I had the challenge of bringing multiple departments together each morning before the cast arrived to start the process of getting dressed. The specialty costume took an hour or longer from start to finish to dress the cast and once on, they were a challenge to remove quickly. A Sound Assist was needed to wire the suit before we started testing of the lighting systems and a costume tech was needed to asst sound…” 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
But before I hurdle myself headlong into gingerbread and mulled-whatever mode, I wanted to get this blog out to you all in answer to a question from a friend and new costumer I received a few weeks ago.
The phone call went like, “Help! I have to build a ‘truck kit’… what on earth do I put in it?!” The language might have been a bit more saucy but she was under the gun. You get the idea. Continue reading
C. W. McCall, Convoy
There are quite a few film blogs on walkie-talkies. So I why am I writing another? Well, it was shown to me the other night by one of my day calls that we need to have just one more… one that maybe just us costumers are reading.
We don’t use trucker talk on the walkies. But I do think it would be tons of fun to say:
“Breaker-Breaker, this here’s Costume Chick, you got your ears on Camera Dude?” Continue reading