I finally assembled the projects I have been involved with in Los Angeles over the last 3 years into a reel!
There are clips from the two most recent web series that I worked on: Fallout Nuka Break, and The Mad Monster Lab. Those are both linked to my favorite episodes that have come out so far. I see I need to update my link color settings because they’re a bit…ninja…right now.
[tlr] made the (quite appropriate) song a while back. It used to be on my website home page until I switched over to a blog layout. I’m happy there was a reason to breathe life back into it!
I had been working with the guys from Wayside Creations (formerly Backyard Effects) on their new web series Fallout: Nuka Break, which is based on the video game. We recently finished shooting 6 excruciating days in the desert. Here’s a behind the scenes video of questions/answers from some of the crew, first episode goes live August 29th!!! ::
I did a few rush costumes for a sizzler Matt Bab was making to fund the actual movie. Several occultist robes, some monk robes, and a sacrificial robe. I think it was 11 robes total, done in about a week. Luckily I had a random home-sewing pattern (I hate those) for Star Wars costumes, which included robes that were similar enough to what Matt wanted that I only had to make a few alterations to and reduce the fabric yield a bit.
Monk Robes :: I used black hair spray to age them ever so slightly
These costumes were designed by Joe Holliday for the cult film Sounds of Silence:
Joe's Concept Art :: Octavius
I was in charge of making the red velvet jacket. I made the pattern based on a 19th century jacket where the side seams are actually the darts in the back. Distressed it using black fabric paint, coffee grounds, and hot glue, and silver sharpey to age the gold buttons. I also used a sharp knife to shred the bottom, and to add a few holes to the body. The insignia are all just hot-glue-gun glue, and painted over with fabric paint. All the bones are real, courtesy of Joe :) He also supplied the real monkey fur which lines the neck behind the stand-up collar. Photos by Flip Cassidy.
Joe's Concept Art :: Delisa
For Delisa’s costume I was assigned the pleather bib. I used cover-your-own-buttons so I could use the pleather for those too.
Joe's Concept Art :: Red Clown
I did the collar for this guy. It was a lot of work, but soo cool! I made it out of thick sew-in interfacing, folded and ironed every inch or so to get the accordion shape. Then i glued it onto a strip of interfacing for the neck, which was lined w/ black (synthetic) fur for comfort, with ribbons to tie it. I aged it with tea, fabric paint, and some splatters of red and yellow (diluted) fabric paint, then went to town on it w/ a serrated knife, scraping all the texture into it :)
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