I had the delight to work with one of my favorite scenic designers in the city William Boles. He designed a beautiful monochromatic set that illuminated the vibrant story and characters of Ragtime. But it wasn't all black and white. I also got the distinct pleasure to paint a sky backdrop. It is so rare these days to actually paint a drop here in Chicago. No one seems to have the time or money. I am so grateful I got to rock out my skills on a beautiful sky full of gorgeous clouds.
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I've known Brett for about 13 years now. Circumstances brought him home for the summer and to bide his time until he heads back to L.A. he had a couple of projects lined up. We were at the bar about a month ago when he approached me with his idea for a short film. I read the script and he asked me if I was interested in helping. The part that intrigued me most was the first costumes we see our main characters in. These characters have been wandering for months and are refugees of something horrible. I got very excited about how these costumes could really tell a whole story. There isn't much dialogue in the script so the surroundings and clothing really get to tell you a lot of the story.
Read more about my process of distressing the clothing below...
The Our Fair City Launch parties are some of the most fun I have had designing. This time we were back in the Dfibralator space near Milwaukee and Ashland. Last time we were in this space we hung a huge cloud and really compressed the space. This time we decided to use the height to our advantage. The theme this time was an exciting combination of elements from the space race and elements from Chicago's world fair. What the team really wanted to capture was the feeling and excitement of impending progress.
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I have always been enamored by the world of independent films. They have a certain kind of magic that my theatre brain has yet to fully dissect. I am making more time in my life to explore the little things that have always piqued my interest and I look forward to working more in the land of film.
The first time I was exposed to independent film making was back in senior year of high school...
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