Olivia Wilde as Jane in “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone”
Frocktalkers, I am very excited to share this interview with you. I sat down for breakfast with costume designer Dayna Pink, and we ended up talking about everything from Tenacious D to the tenuous work-life balance in our industry. Grab a cup of coffee and join us for breakfast!
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Hey Frocktalkers! If you don’t know about Sync on Set yet, you really need to listen up. It’s a cloud-based continuity system. Use your computer, iPad, iPhone to track continuity, break down scripts, communicate with the department, share information, etc. We used it on Insidious 2 and it was really great – we didn’t even need a set binder, kids – it was amazing. They have an AUTOMATED SCRIPT BREAKDOWN (okay?!) and if that’s not enough for you, they offer free classes and tutorials. Here’s more info!
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Kimberly Ables Jindra
As costume designers, supervisors and costumers, we often interact daily with background artists. How many of us have ever stopped to think about who these people are, what their lives are like, and how they view US? I talk here with background artist Kimberly Ables Jindra – we’ve worked together on a few films, and I am very fond of her. I thought it might be illuminating for you Frocktalkers to consider the other side of the coin when it comes to background players. We get so busy, so crazed, and we operate under such pressure that I think it’s worthwhile to remind ourselves that background artists are not just bodies; they are people, too.
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I apologize for the brief, succinct posting of the nominees for the CDG awards. I was in the middle of a production meeting when the news broke (!) so – don’t tell anyone – but I was busy typing away here at Frocktalk when I probably should have been listening to something important being explained by our first AD. So if we come up empty-handed on some big day on this movie and we don’t have what we need? Sorry, Albert! My bad!
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Congratulations to the BAFTA nominees in costume design!! They are:
Jacqueline Durran, Anna Karenina
Beatrix Aruna Pasztor, Great Expectations
Paco Delgado, Les Miserables
Joanna Johnston, Lincoln
Colleen Atwood, Snow White and the Huntsman
And CDG members, don’t forget to mail your nominating ballots in to the office!! They are due by 5PM on Monday the 14th. BAFTA Awards take place on Sunday, February 10, 2013. Congratulations to the nominees and their teams!!
Angels costume house, London.
As part of my trip to London, I visited Angels costume house. Frocktalkers, it was amazing to see this place. I remember way back in 1992, I was interning on the Francis Ford Coppola film Dracula. Our associate costume designer Richard Shissler had made a trip to London to pull costumes for some of our massive crowd scenes. My job was to unpack the boxes that arrived from London. I remember gasping with delight and awe at the assortment of beautiful Victorian garments – many of them antiques, originals – that arrived. Where did these garments come from? Angels costume house.
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I don’t need to remind you how much I love this show, and how eagerly we are ALL anticipating the next round of Downton Abbey here in the US. Here is a brilliant article to get you salivating. Susannah Buxton spoke at the V & A about her work – and MAN, it’s excellent! Thanks to DTSFT for the writeup!!
I know. My enthusiasm is ridiculous. I love this show. It begins again in the UK tomorrow, but we in the US of A are going to have to wait an entire, devastating, painful month before we can see it here. UGH!!! Frocktalker and friend Maggie pointed out this article HERE and wow, it has all of our engines revving. BRING IT ON, DOWNTON ABBEY!!!
Congratulations to the 2012 Emmy winners for outstanding costumes!! They are:
Outstanding costumes for a series: Michele Clapton (costume designer), Chloe Aubry (assistant costume designer), Alex Fordham (assistant costume designer) GAME OF THRONES (HBO)
Outstanding costumes for a mini-series, movie or special: Annie Symons (costume designer), Yvonne Duckett (costume supervisor) GREAT EXPECTATIONS (Masterpiece) – PBS
It’s a good year for TV programs starting with the letter G. Congratulations, everyone – Well done!!!!
It’s Labor Day weekend – a time when most people frolic in the swimming pool, get drunk, barbeque and enjoy the last throes of summer before the rigors of school and work catch up with them. But did you know that without unions, we wouldn’t have this three-day-weekend to celebrate? I want to take time this weekend to talk about exploitation, and what led to the creation of these unions. Working in the film industry, you may encounter lots of different types of jobs – some union, and others, non-union. You need to be very, VERY aware of your rights if you work on non-union projects. Whereas the union has rules and regulations in place to protect you in the workplace, non-union work has practically nothing. You need to be forewarned about some of the shenanigans that people will try to pull – to know what is legal, and what is not! I will do my best to spell it out for you here.
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