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 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
February 20th, 2014 a horrific accident happened on the set of the feature film “Midnight Rider” and a young camera assistant, Sarah Jones, was killed.
The same accident injured many other crew members, some very seriously.
If you are reading my blog and are trying to get into film, or are fairly new to the film and television industry, you may not yet have an understanding of all of the things that can and do happen in our workplaces. We sometimes work in dangerous places, with dangerous set pieces. We sometimes work in hazardous environments. We lift heavy things and the ground is rarely even underfoot. We work until we’re bone tired… then we drive home. Continue reading
Last weekend I attended the Digital Days; The Future is Now seminar, at the Electronic Arts Campus in Burnaby, British Columbia. It was enlightening, eye opening and wonderful. When I signed up I wasn’t sure if all the talks were going to be about something I was involved in; meaning did this have anything to do with costumes? As I sat through each talk, I realized that even when it was completely focused on other departments there are still so many little bits that directly relate to many aspects of our department. 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
This happens. Continue reading
Before I wrote my very first blog, one piece of tutorial advice that I received was to read the comments on the posts to see what they have to say. You might say, ‘yeah, well duh obviously’, but what the tutorial was saying is, don’t just read the comments, assess them to see if they are genuine. If the information in the comment is correct… if it mentions specifics within the article, if it offers thoughts related to the content… then the comment is probably genuine.
But if it’s just a general, ‘hey, nice blog’ and ‘ by the way, check out this link to my discount shoe emporium’, it’s definitely spam.
Thank You’s work exactly the same way. People can smell the spam a mile away. 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