I can haz credits!

Yay, I’m legit! I’ve been doing the costume designing/wardrobe mistress thing for a few years now, but between all the student films and under-financed independents, it wasn’t until recently that one of my projects actually got distributed so I could get it onto my IMDb profile. Not a huge feature credit or anything, but it’s still something of a first and therefore a milestone in my rather choppy creative career. So here it is:

IMDb says I’m a costume designer! Whee!

Also, Abby? Keva? I’ve submitted your information to IMDb and you should have profiles in the upcoming weeks. Grats! It was a busy shoot and I couldn’t have done it without your help. Thank you so much for your time and energy.

The films that we worked on are available online through the Global Short Film NetworkThe Haircut is available in free streaming form but the other two, Shut Up and Die Like an Aviator and Not Evelyn Cho, cost a couple bucks to download. Evelyn Cho was the one with the most changes, costume work and prettiness, so this is me pimping it *g*

Now comes the really tough part — to try and wrestle a complimentary DVD from the producers… 😉

the alternate universe in which i sometimes live.

So… when you’re walking back to your car after a long day’s work? Well, if you happen to be on a Hollywood backlot, your trailer happens to be next to two heavily-guarded giant double-decker tour buses, and the little dude with the big nose wearing funny pants that you just walked past happens to look like Tom Cruise, chances are that he actually IS Tom Cruise. Mental note for the future. Because the girl I was walking with had to literally jab me in the arm, hiss “Do you know who that was?!” and do a quick sketch in the …

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Mental pictures.

Quick, what comes to your mind — visually, fashion-wise, emotionally — when I say these words: Hip-hop. Nine Inch Nails. Post-apocalyptic. Individually and collectively. I’ve already got a few sketches, but I want to verify that I’m not completely off from the rest of the world here 🙂

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Addendum to the last post.

I should also mention that, four years later, I then participated in another USC graduate film wherein I mentioned I’d worked the previous one. This got an awed silence, after which the AD (also a film student) said, “You were on THAT film?!” Apparently, our little project became infamous over the next few years after it was made, at least amongst the film school population, due to what happened during the shoot. I am somehow not surprised. It might have, in fact, been a catalyst to some of the new rules and regulations they had for student film operations at …

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2003.03 through 04 – On the set of JUMP

I mentioned to videl_bishoujo that I’d post some of my old work stories, since I’ve had some pretty wacky things happen since I started on this whole film costumer route. Here’s one of my earliest projects, from 2003, which I wrote up in this journal as it was happening but never put together into a cohesive report. — April 2003. The weather has finally warmed up enough for me to venture outdoors in the afternoons on walks again, and the coolest things I’ve been coming across lately are all the nests full of baby birds that are on just about …

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Work stories.

Because some people are amused by these. Including me. 1. “Where did I put my man-purse?” has actually been uttered outloud in the office by various individuals. 2. A few weeks ago, Goofy, who hangs out in our lobby at around 3 each afternoon, got hit on by this older, larger woman who we suspect wasn’t completely all there in the head. Besides calling him different names, asking if he had any money, and trying to get him to sit on her lap, she’d follow him around and shout after him. He’d try to play with kids and ignore her, …

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Cursed be ye!

Guess who just skipped away from work today with an armload of Pirates of the Caribbean loot, including the double-sided four-paneled promotional movie poster that takes up a whole wall? *g* I might just have squeaked like an overly-excitable terrier this morning when I saw somebody walk by with a rolled-up poster, so next thing I know, the guy is coming back with a couple more and plopping them at our station with a “shhh!” and a grin. *does happy dance* It’s ever so pretty. And large. Now, if only I could figure out where to hang it…

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And sometimes, you bluff.

So my rep at one of my temp agencies calls today to discuss what I’d like to be doing with my future. I plug in my cell phone so that it won’t die on me, which means turning on the car. The minute I turn on the car, it starts blaring Up Against the Wall. Only a second, mind you, and I switched it off fast. So then I hear him sounding puzzled on the phone, “Are you listening to… *meaningful pause*… a boyband?” Immediately, with no inflection, “That is a distinct possibility, sir.” “…” He eventually was able to …

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Catching up.

The weather has finally warmed up enough for me to venture outdoors in the afternoons on walks again, and the coolest things I’ve been coming across lately are all the nests full of baby birds that are on just about every elevated surface that one could pass by. This afternoon it was a harried-looking mother pigeon feeding two pudgy squabs in the eaves of the real estate office next to the Sav-On. They were making tiny eep eep noises which sounded more monkey-like than avian. That provided about half an hour’s worth of entertainment, until I started to wonder if …

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