Monday, June 16, 2014

Summer in the City

When you are the uber famous costume designer of Mad Men, you get a sweet parking spot at a costume house
 After finishing up Franklin and Bash in May, (stay tuned, the series will be back August 13th on TNT!) I have been jumping from job to job. It's been great! I got to work with the amazing, wonderful, talented, award winning costume designer Lou Eyrich (Glee, Nip Tuck) on the new Season 4 of American Horror Story. We did research at Western Costume for the new top secret theme of the show and put together the mood/inspiration boards for the costumes at Paramount Studios to present to the show creator Ryan Murphy.
View from my office at Universal. This is part of the tram tour through "little Europe" where movies like "Pirates of the Caribbean" were filmed.
 After working a few days on American Horror Story, I switched gears to help prep and ship out costumes for the indie feature film based on the best selling novel "Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl." Working out of Universal Studios Edith Head costume house, I helped the dynamic designer/assistant duo Jennifer and Moe pick up, prep, and ship out all the costumes for the movie. Since the movie is currently filming in Pittsburgh, we had to hustle to get everything out in time.
 After the indie film, I jumped over to Long Beach to work on a special hurricane series the Weather Channel is putting together called "Hurricane 360." The series will premiere this fall and show reenactments of hurricanes like Sandy and Katrina. We had two film units going from early morning to late evening, and everyone got REAL wet.
 The big rig supplying our hurricane water spray.
 I can ALWAYS find the puppies on set. This is Tater.
I loved this image right before the sun set. Reminds me of something Magritte or Dali would have painted.
Our crew and actors wore wetsuits on set. The water wasn't too warm during the day, and it got much colder at night.