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  • 00:45

    Castle Costume Designer Luke Reichle & Finale Discussion

    in Television

    Join us as we welcome Castle costume designer Luke Reichle back to PodCastle. We will be discussing the finale as well as some of the great costumes in season 6...the Alberta Ferritti dress, the 70s costumes and more. As well as anything we didn't touch on in our last podcast about the finale.

  • 01:00

    Guest:Kelli Jones/Costume Designer/Sons of Anarchy/Homefront

    in Movies

    With Straight Outta Compton, Kelli Jones has cemented herself as the go-to Costume Designer for gritty, realistic depictions of television and feature films’ most compelling characters and genres. After getting her start on season two of the critically-acclaimed FX series The Shield, Kelli was tapped to develop the look that sparked a fashion phenomenon with the wildly popular biker gang drama Sons of Anarchy. Through Sons, Kelli not only brought unquestionable sex appeal to the characters, but also garnered a Costume Designer’s Guild nomination in the prestigious “Best Contemporary Costume Design” category. In a true testament to the populatiy of her original looks and style, she even developed a Sons Of Anarchy clothing and jewelry line that is sold directly to fans on the FX Network’s website. These signature designs and point-of-view were not lost on the producers of the motion picture thriller  Homefront, who picked her to create the looks for stars Jason Statham & James Franco, Winona Ryder and Kate Bosworth. Additionally, Kelli has she designed for such feature films as Chrystal starring Billy Bob Thornton, Four Reasons starring Josh Lucas and Radha Mitchell and Isolation, for Sons of Anarchy Director Stephen Kay. Jones’ other successful television credits include Hawaii, North Shore, Standoff, Women's Murder Club, Memphis Beat, Parks and Recreation, Franklin & Bash and several television pilots including Star-Crossed for the CW network and the groundbreaking Fox series The Following. You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film

  • 01:00

    Profile:Albert Wolsky/Costume Designer/2 Oscar Wins/Birdman/All That Jazz

    in Movies

    Albert Wolsky was born in Paris, France in 1930.His first entree was working as a "gofor" to legendary costume maker Helene Pons during her execution of the Adrian/Tony Duquette designs for the original Broadway production of "CAMELOT".  ithin six years, he was designing Broadway productions under his own name and in 1968, he would have his first film credit, "HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER". Bringing the knowlege he learned while working on Broadway, Mr. Wolsky would concentrate his career on the designing of feature films. Over the next three decades he would build a body of work impressive not only by size but by it's addressing every possible film genre with a consistant level of design quality. His easy manner and eye for detail would not only bring him repeat assignments from his colleaugues but earn him the reputation as both Paul Muzarsky's and the late Bob Fosse's costume designer. To date, he has been nominated for the Academy Award five times, winning it twice. He was also honored by The Costume Designer's Guild with their lifetime achievement award. He worked with Bob Fosse, a leading Broadway director, on All That Jazz and won his first Academy Award. He won his second Academy Award for Bugsy in 1991 and has been nominated five other times, most recently for his work on Julie Taymor's Beatles-inspired musical Across the Universe (2007) andSam Mendes's Revolutionary Road (2008) and most recently for Birdman. He is the recipient of the 2010 TDF/Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award For Costume Design. In 2010, Wolsky donated his costume design sketches to the Margaret Herrick Library at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science. You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film

  • 01:00

    Guest:Kari Perkins/Costume Designer/Boyhood/A Scanner Darkly

    in Movies

    KARI PERKINS (costume designer) has created the wardrobes for seven films directed by Austin-based filmmaker Richard Linklater, first working with the two-time Oscar® nominee as additional costume designer on his critically-acclaimed 1993 comedy, “Dazed and Confused.”While it would be another decade before Perkins reteamed with Linklater on his 2002 HBO feature, “$5.15/Hour,” she has since collaborated with him on five additional features -- “Fast Food Nation,” “A Scanner Darkly,” the critically-acclaimed comedy-thriller, “Bernie” (Best Picture nominee at the Independent Spirit Awards, Best Comedy from the People’s Choice Awards, and recognition as one of the Top 10 Films of 2011 by the National Board of Review), his epic  12-year-odyssey, “Boyhood” and, most recently, the period baseball drama, “That’s What I’m Talking About.”In addition to her film/TV work, Perkins has also designed for some of Austin’s most prolific dance choreographers such as Ballet Austin’s Stephen Mills’ “Women and Light,” “Torso” and “Wall of Names,” and Sharir+Bustamante’s “For Four” and “Court 6.”  Perkins has also worked on Ariel Dance Theater’s “Gyre,” “Five2Ten,” “Flush” and “Everything Between”; and Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Co.’s “Murmur,” “Royal Pair,” “Spin” and “Woman Smiling.”  Her stage work also include the 2002 B. Iden Payne Award for Outstanding Costume Design for the stage production “Dark Goddess.” You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film

  • 00:32

    Luke Reichle, Castle Costume Designer

    in Entertainment

    Join us as we chat with Luke Reichle, costume designer on Castle. His website is http://www.secretsoftheredcarpet.com

  • 01:00

    Masterclass:Luca Mosca/Costume Designer/John Wick 1 & 2/The Last Witch Hunter

    in Movies

    Luca Mosca was born and raised in Northern Italy; first, at the insistence of his family, Luca studied pharmacy but after completing his medical education, he pursued his vocation: fashion. Inspired by "silent mentors" Mugler, Montana and Gaultier, Luca worked as a fashion designer at Zamasport, Italy’s top couture production company, which was creating collections for Helmut Lang, Gucci, Romeo Gigli, Norma Kamali, Katharine Hamnett, Costume National. In 1994, Luca Mosca moved to New York and after designing for American fashion companies, together with designer Marco Cattoretti he founded his own fashion brand LUCA+MARCO, a label very much in demand in the high end boutiques of Europe, Asia and America. In the mid-90’s Luca and Marco were offered to design the costumes of a small feature film and that opportunity started a successful costume design career.Currently, Luca Mosca is mostly designing costumes for film and TV; his passion for fashion is still strong and he is planning to combine fashion and film in a complete way. On top of the enthusiasm for his work, Luca is very proud to offer his clients inspired costume interpretations based  on high taste level, knowledge of the garment and costume construction, capacity to adjust to the most different and demanding projects and work environments and balanced combination of team work and leadership skills. You can also see his work on the actio packed film John Wick and the upcoming The Last Witch Hunter. You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film


  • 01:00

    Profile:Arriane Phillps/Costume Designer/Oscar Nom/Kingsman:The Secret Service

    in Movies

    Arianne Phillips is one of the most unique Costume Designers working today, a gifted visual artist who brings her exemplary eye to film, fashion and music of which for the past 20 years she has worked seamlessly . Best highlighted and often blurring the lines between film and fashion in her 17 years of collaborating with Madonna as well as the Award winning costumes for the singer's past 5 world tours. As a Costume Designer for film she has been recognized twice with Oscar nominations 2006 for  Jim Mangold’s WALK THE LINE , her second Oscar nomination in 2012 for Madonna’s directorial debut of  W.E  of which she was acknowledged by her colleagues with The Costume Designer Guild award.  Additionally she was nominated for a BAFTA for  her work in Tom Ford’s directorial debut of  A SINGLE MAN . In 2014 she was nominated for a Tony award for her designs for the Broadway production of Hedwig And The Angry Inch.Arianne recently completed production  in London on the 2015 forthcoming release of  Matthew Vaughn’s SECRET SERVICE reuniting Phillips with Mr.Colin Firth ,as well as Sir Michael Caine and Samuel L. Jackson. In between film and music projects, Phillips also works as a freelance fashion editor/stylist, collaborating with photographers for such publications as V magazine, Italian Vogue, Japanese Vogue, W Magazine, and Numero, to name a few.  You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film

  • 00:54

    Our annual Halloween show with Leslie Eastman & Daisy Viktoria

    in Pop Culture

    Guests:  Leslie Eastman, editor of Temple of Mut and contributor to Legal Insurrection PLUS Daisy Viktoria..........

    "Daisy Viktoria is an award winning fashion and costume designer. Daisy learned to sew at a young age and spent much of her childhood playing make believe and creating costumes for herself and her dolls. Daisy also grew up in a family of historical reenactors. She learned a lot of sewing techniques through fashion history, and she still plays in the SCA to this day! Daisy has also been a cosplayer and attended anime and fantasy conventions since she first heard about them in college."

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  • 01:01

    Episode 74: Costume Designer Jennifer L. Bryan!

    in Film

    On the next Double Down Film Show, we’re gonna talk to veteran costume designer, Jennifer L. Bryan, who has worked on dozens of film and TV shows through the decades including The Vampire Diaries, Dark Angel, Exit Wounds, and more.
    Over the course of the hour we will delve into such pressing questions as…
    - What common things are overlooked when BUDGETING costumes?
    - Who else does the costumer need to COORDINATE with?
    - What are some of the EXTRA TASKS that costumers often take on?
    - Why should your production have a “LOOK BOOK”?
    - What should you LEARN to better communicate with your costumer?
    Far beyond just writing and cinematography, there are a whole cadre of artistic professionals that are responsible for the success of your story onscreen. And each of these pros has unique contributions to make to your film, but you must first understand their job and what they need from you to help tell your story. That’s where we come in. Listen and learn, baby.
    Filmmaking REALITY starts here!

  • 01:00

    Profile:Ellen Mirojnick/Costume Designer/ BAFTA Nom/Behind the Candelabra

    in Movies

    Emmy® Award Winning Costume Designer Ellen Mirojnick was born and raised in New York City, where her interests in fine art,photographyand fashion grew quickly. After graduating from the prestigious High School of Music and Art, she further pursued her study of design at The School of Visual Arts and Parsons School of Design. It wasn’t long before Mirojnick set her sights on Hollywood to begin her career, which has spanned three decades as a Costume Designer for films including: HBO’s Behind the Candelabra, Wall Street and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps starring Michael Douglas, What Women Want with Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt, Failure to Launch starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew McConaughey. Ellen has received numerous prestigious nominations and awards. In 2013, she received an Emmy® for “Outstanding Costumes for a Miniseries, Movie Or a Special” for Behind the Candelabra, and nominated for
    the same category in 1998 for Cinderella. Ellen has also been nominated in 2003 and 2011 for the Costume Designers Guild “Excellence in Contemporary Film” Award for the films Unfaithful and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. In 1993 she was nominated for the “Best Costume Design” BAFTA Film Award for Chaplin.Ellen has lectured at UCLA, the Lincoln Center Film Society, the Directors Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She has been profiled in numerous international fashion publications, as well as on AMC’s Hollywood Fashion Machine series, “The Costume Designer”. Her work has been displayed in the “50 Designers/50 Films” exhibit at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the 1998 Florence Biennale, FIDM’s 2011 and 2012 Annual Exhibits, and the prestigious “Hollywood Costume “ at London's Victoria and Albert Museum.You can email your questions to 123filmeasy@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @123Film

  • 01:58

    Wanda's Picks Radio Show

    in Art

    This is a black arts and culture site. We will be exploring the African Diaspora via the writing, performance, both musical and theatrical (film and stage), as well as the visual arts of Africans in the Diaspora and those influenced by these aesthetic forms of expression. I am interested in the political and social ramifications of art on society, specifically movements supported by these artists and their forebearers. It is my claim that the artists are the true revolutionaries, their work honest and filled with raw unedited passion. They are our true heroes. Ashay!

    1. Andrew I. Wilson, multimedia artist, joins us to talk about his new work, The Colored Museum, opens at the Omni Gallery at Impact Hub Oakland. It opens Friday, Dec. 4, 6:30-10 p.m. with an Artist Performance at 8:30 p.m. Visit aiwart.com

    2. Nimely V. Napla, master drummer, craftsman, costume designer, choerographer and former director of the Libemian National Cultural Troupe, joins us to talk about Diamano Coura's 40th Anniversary Sekelati (Longevity) at Laney College this weekend, Nov. 28-29. The centerpiece is Napla's The Forbidden Bush part 1.

    3. Victoria Theodore in archival interview (4/26/2013) Music SHE Wrote at OPC.

    Music: V. Theodore's "Grateful," "I'm Your Angel."