i got 99 problems and a portable lighting plan is all of them

a disgruntled high school lighting designer 

"He’s sort of an average guy, and we wanted his style to reflect somebody that’s comfortable and not uptight, but also a little disassembled and just going through the world. 

I don’t know exactly how we arrived at the high-waisted pants, but I think when Spike [Jonze] wrote the character, he had Theodore Roosevelt in mind. Joaquin’s pants throughout the film have a really tapered leg, based on late 1800s pants for riding horses … It looked interesting and weird, but it felt comfortable and casual and a little sloppy.”

- Casey Storm, costume designer for Her (2013)

dont-stop-the-carnival:

Some progress photos.  I’ve decided for the final Carnival I’m going to use elements throughout the story as inspiration for the costumes - you can see three at the top.  The shark is for Lester, being the man that he is (and there’s a reference in his song); the middle is a reference to Green Flash at Sunset, and the third is a nod to the Planter’s Punch rum drinks they constantly have throughout the novel (and god the way it is described I want one sooooooooooo bad but I don’t even know what’s in it).  They’ll all make a lot more sense once colored in and scanned straight-on, so you can see what I’m seeing in my head :)

You’ve seen some lineart of the other ones that are colored; and I’ll explain the rest later.  Very tired.  Got a good 15+ new designs penciled and inked but not colored yet.  And about half of them swatched.

And I just really think the snake man is freakin’ awesome.  He’s one of my favorites, next to the scarlet macaw-inspired costume (not shown) and what Sheila’s main costume is going to be (the one lineart right next to the snake man).

Eiko Ishioka

pin-hole:

New discoveries are always fun and inspiring. In this case, I had seen some of this person’s work before, and just never knew it was their work.

Eiko Ishioka was a Japanese costume designer, born in the 1930’s, and just passed away in 2012. Some of the more notable films she designed for were Francis Ford Coppola’s Dracula, Tarsem Singh’s The Cell, and Tarsem Singh’s The Fall.

Particularly notable for me was The Fall, which was perhaps the strongest visual experience I’ve had in film, along with Pan’s Labyrinth.

In any case, her designs are incredible, even better seen in action in the films themselves.

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A Conversation With Pippin Scenic Designer Scott Pask

amimyresume:

This spring saw the revival of the well-loved musical Pippin, which opened on Broadway after an acclaimed run at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, MA. The production, which has received 10 Tony Award nominations, was directed by Diane Paulus, who brought a fresh take on the story by setting it in the world of the circus. She led a creative team that included scenic designer Scott Pask, lighting designer Kenneth Posner, sound designers Jonathan Deans and Garth Helm, costume designer Dominique Lemieux, choreographer Chet Walker, and circus creations by Gypsy Snider.

While the show over the years has been done by nearly ever high school in America, it has not been produced on Broadway since it’s original run in the early 70s. Pippin, with its well-known score, tells the story of a young prince who takes a journey to find meaning and significance in his life. Paulus’ circus concept and collaboration with Snider and Walker, who pays homage to Fosse’s original signature choreography for the show, himself a dancer in that original production, gave creative inspiration to the entire design team. We caught up with Pask about the environment he created for this beloved revival.

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marniaportal:

International Hispanic Theatre Festival of Miami | Knight Arts :: Escena de la obra teatral “Decir lluvia y que llueva”, presentada dentro del Festival Internacional de Teatro Hispano en Miami.

marniaportal:

International Hispanic Theatre Festival of Miami | Knight Arts :: Escena de la obra teatral “Decir lluvia y que llueva”, presentada dentro del Festival Internacional de Teatro Hispano en Miami.