Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The Record Keeper | Makeup

Short post tonight!  Jet lag is mondo kicking in, but here's a look at the Make-up Department for today's fight scenes.  There are some crazy-epic make-up and airbrushing on some other characters, but these are the ones we're allowed to reveal for now. In due time, friends, in due time!

Inspiration & Reference

Amber Arpin (Hair & Makeup Supervisor) works on
fight makeup for Larus
(Dennis Hill)
Caden | Junesoo Ham

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Record Keeper | Wardrobe

Today was focused on the wardrobe department.  Critter Pierce (Wardrobe Stylist and the Costume Designer) put me to work sewing on some eye-hooks/brooches, and in return she let me in her space with a camera.   ;-)  Enjoy a peek at what goes into those amazing costumes!

Staging Area
Critter Pierce
Larus details | Dennis Hill
Caden details | Junesoo Ham
On-set adjustments
Go time...

Let me know what department you want to see more of!  I have two more days on-set :)

Monday, March 11, 2013

The Record Keeper -- PDX Day 1

Alright, so it's only my "Day 1" -- technically they've been shooting for over a month now and have a little less than a month left, but I digress.

Today was incredible.  We set out at 6:30 am for the prison.  Miraculously, they landed this unused minimum security prison as a location to build sets and have all their staging areas.

There's one [totally boss] set, as well as some [equally boss] characters that I'm sadly not allowed to show you, but here are a few favorites from the day of the ones I can reveal.

[Canon Mk iii Revelation #1:  I can crank this baby up to 8000 ISO and still get awesomely decent results.  The first half of the day was shot in extremely low light, and the zoom-lens I was sent with only allowed an f4 -- Still crazy capable.]

Director | Jason Satterlund

Director of Photography | Federico Verardi

Raina | Lindsay Frame

Larus | Dennis Hill

Caden | Junesoo Ham

The second-half consisted of Green-screen work -- The chica in the first picture is the Gaffer, and an amazing one.  Works completely in sync with the DP.  Here you can see the empty cell blocks.




And of course, the best for last ;-)  For all the film nerds, the Arri Alexa -- they were basically shooting off of a couple of heavily diffused 650s and some Christmas lights/candles.  There were some steam-punkish light-bulbs that helped too.  Still, it was amazing to see...





And that's it for the first day!  Early morning again tomorrow; my bed is shouting at me.  Cheers dears.

-T

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Maiden voyage of the Mark iii -- Portland, ho!



You remember Highlights magazine?  I remember there being a story about a kid who left cookies and milk for his postman, and if UPS had mailboxes to leave stuff in, I'd wanna thank him like that.  I'd send some to B&H too if I wasn't poor now :-P   Needless to say, I'm totally stoked about this and I can't wait to get frustrated about all the new settings, lol.

I'll get to put all the growing-pains to the test right away -- I'm off to the West today!  I'll be doing some on-set photography and some studio stills for The Record Keeper; they're shooting in Portland, OR at the moment.  (For those who are curious, it's a pretty legit web-series -- You can see the Pilot episode here.)

I'll try to post some if they'll let me ;-)  

Til next time.  Stay fabulous,

-T







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