Pick up a camera. Shoot something. No matter how small, no matter how cheesy, no matter whether your friends and your sister star in it. Put your name on it as director. Now you’re a director. Everything after that you’re just negotiating your budget and your fee.
– James Cameron
“Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery – celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: “It’s not where you take things from – it’s where you take them to.” – Jim Jarmusch
Costume Supervising is PRODUCING on a micro-level. I look at my position (Costume Supervisor) as the Producer and the Costume Designer as the Director. My job as the Costume Department’s producer is to execute the director’s (Designer) vision.
Writer; Director; Producer; Costume Supervisor; Television Academy Member; IATSE 479; AWD; Array Crew; ZPB; HU Bison Making $h!# happen in 3, 2, 1...