It’s been crazy over here in KB land. I just started back on season two of Sleepy Hollow. It feels like I just got home, and now I’m turning around again for more. Life in this business is tricky that way. The work bleeds us dry.
I wish I could give you some insight or some great movie reviews about things I’ve seen, but the truth is: I haven’t seen a movie in months. I’ve been trying to catch up with friends and family and stuff myself with all of this fellowship because I won’t be seeing most of these people for eight long months.
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Welcome to the first installment of “Ask the Costume Department”. We here at Sleepy Hollow get a lot of questions about a lot of things, and I thought it might be nice to take your questions and answer them in a public forum, once a week. If you have questions that you’d like to have answered, please tweet them to me @frocktalk with the hashtag #shcostumes. I will do my best to answer between five and ten questions every Monday here on Frocktalk.com, so let ‘er rip, Sleepyheads! Here are the first questions:
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It’s a big week in the life of KB, y’all! Two projects I’ve worked my butt off on are debuting, and I want to tell you about all of it. First, Insidious Chapter 2 comes out in theaters on Friday the 13th. If you saw Insidious, you know there were some hanging chads at the end there… I am looking forward to seeing the film – I haven’t seen any of it edited or anything. It will be a nerve-wracking surprise to be in the theater, seeing the film for the first time along with audience members. What’s done is done, and I won’t be able to change it. I’m sorry to be missing the premiere; I understand that Universal Studios is doing a whole Insidious-themed haunted house this year – sounds like FUN! It would be so cool to see that. I’m sad to be out of town, missing this! I wonder what they will do with the costumes…?! If any of you go to this haunted house, will you please take pictures for me? Thanks! ☺
Second, on Monday night at 9PM/8PM Central on FOX… it’s SLEEPY HOLLOW!!! That’s what I’ve been doing here in North Carolina. The pilot was designed by the amazing and talented Sanja Hays, and I am designing the rest of the season. As much as I’ve said I would never design television, I have to tell you – this crew is a dream, and everyone working on the show has been so supportive, helpful and awesome. I’m grateful to be on this show, because it has changed my mind about television, and brought me a new appreciation for the art form. We are working our butts off, and I really hope you like the show. Tune in on Monday nights! Hope you all have a good week – stay tuned for more info to come!
Painting by Poucher
Frocktalkers, in this industry, the easiest way to meet people and to make connections while you’re in school is to INTERN. This usually means working unpaid, for school credit, and doing all kinds of menial jobs while observing the way filmmaking works. I interned. Everyone I know interned. You suck it up and pay your dues for a few weeks or months, and you leave with an address book full of potential job contacts. Most people don’t complain about this, knowing that it is part of a long-standing system in our culture. Well, a couple of interns from the acclaimed film Black Swan have now filed a lawsuit against Fox Searchlight claiming that they should have been paid for their time, and that the work they did should have been done by paid employees of Fox… and according to Nikki Finke, they are turning it into a class-action lawsuit, encompassing more than 100 former unpaid Fox Searchlight interns.
To say that this is a bad idea for their future entertainment careers is one thing. What they might fail to realize is that by bringing this suit to court, they may well be thwarting the growth and development of hundreds of other students, eager for legitimate experience in the industry. Do you honestly think Fox or any of its affiliates will ever again allow interns? Not likely – and who could blame them?! If other studios and production companies follow suit, it could be disastrous for college students wanting some summer experience. Keep in mind that the people filing the suit took these intern jobs of their own volition – no one forced them to work for free. They volunteered. To punish Fox (and by extension, potentially hundreds or thousands of aspiring filmmakers) for a personal decision they now regret is completely convoluted. They ought to be ashamed of themselves.
What do you think?
UPDATE: Fox Searchlight responds with, “And you are…???”
Airdates/times: Wednesday Nights, 9PM
Costume Designer: Lou Eyrich
When I started Frocktalk, I wanted to keep my focus on feature films. It’s easier to break them down, get pictures, and re-watch scenes if I need to analyze something further. Television is much more ephemeral – the show airs once, and you’d better watch carefully unless you have TiVo. Try getting pictures (stills) of a TV show off of your TV. It’s impossible. When I saw Glee, I thought I needed to write about it here, because the costumes are outstanding.
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