Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Needed to do something to calm myself...

After the bad news about the footage (that may yet be saved), I needed to focus on something else...I ran through some more of Lana's photos...

Here is Gwen (Danielle) on long patrol of the village...







Tarina as Lilly getting into make up and having fun with the gun...




The best crew I have ever worked with!

2 comments:

Lauren Reeser said...

Hey Allen. I think, given your budget, your costumes look great! The biggest mistake people usually make is that the clothes don't look "lived in," but you have done an excellent job of aging these costumes, and they look like the characters have lived in them their entire lives! Your biggest challenge was differentiating the costumes, since they're all very similiar in palette, material, and construction. A way to push it a little further would be to use different materials--leather scraps, linen, fur--and also to assign certain colors to certain characters--for instance, let's say orange is a color reserved for the heroine, or blue is only worn by the elders, etc. I know the budget didn't allow for all this, but it's something to keep in mind for the future. Character, and consequently costume, design is all about the shapes, and how they contrast with one another...this applies to what shape the clothing make on the body (think of a corsetted figure versus a figure wearing a cape), as well as body type and hair length and style. I think you've done a great job with your budget, the style of the film, and the mood and feeling these costumes evoke. It is a pleasure to watch the progress :-) I hope these comments help out for future projects :-). --Lauren

allen said...

Thanks for the compliments and the advice...great observations. One thing we tried to do was make the colors match the various clans...hopefully it will look right in the finished production. We had purple for Elders, Blue for warriors, gray for beggars and brown for village dwellers...often I was recycling costumes and redying them for other clans...I like your idea idea of adding leather and fur. I also like the idea of the heroine (Gwen) being draped in orange...that is one color we did not explore...DANG! We only did the fur thing once...might have helped if we did it more often. Thanks again for following along on the journey...we have only three days left to shoot. I'm nervous.

But again...thanks for the compliment...I'll send you a copy of the film when it is done and on DVD. Wouldn't mind a critique from you on the final outcome.