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Designing the Void
64 minutes | Apr 22, 2020
Ariel Poster Explains How the Best Graphic Artwork Isn’t Even Noticed on Screen
When Ariel tells people she’s a graphic artist for TV and film, they usually don’t know what that means. It’s a lot more than the real world’s understanding of graphic design, that’s for sure. From her role in the art department, Ariel dreams up all the daily details of the story’s world. A character’s favorite pizza joint? Ariel designs the logo, the pizza box, the napkins. In this episode, Ariel talks about the joys of working on kids’ shows, why she thinks about Clearance procedures before any designs, and how her best work should blend right in.
41 minutes | Apr 15, 2020
Whitney Anne Adams on Her Early Success as a Costume Designer and Her Love of the Hunt
Costume designer Whitney Anne Adams had a big break at a young age, thanks to her theater background and tenacious work ethic. She talks about her impressive career thus far, plus the depth of costume design, the value of shopping vintage, and the fun of planting easter eggs.
47 minutes | Apr 6, 2020
Maria Sylvania on Prop Design and How a Single Object Can Tell a Story
Prop Master Maria Sylvania has some real talk about creating character through a single prop, navigating stress in a tight-knit professional community, and the importance of unexpected, unglamorous skills — like plumbing.
42 minutes | Jul 3, 2019
Malgosia Turzanska on Costume Design and Fabric as the Key to Building a World
Malgosia Turzanska, of Stranger Things talks about Costume Design, how she uses fabric modification as a major part of her design process, and the interesting tricks she's learned along the way.
49 minutes | Jul 3, 2019
Krystle Feher on Special Effects Makeup and Creature Design
Krystle Feher talks about how she became a professional makeup artist, her love of creature building, and the creative process behind building creature special effect makeup.
45 minutes | Jul 2, 2019
Shari Besanceney on Her Journey into Hair Design for Film & TV
Hair Stylist, Shari Besanceney, talks about her journey into hair design, what she looks at, and the tricks she's learned along the way.
32 minutes | Jun 30, 2019
How Costumer Designer Michael Ground Imagines Worlds Through Clothing
As the costumer designer for the Netflix series Frontier, Michael Ground builds kingdoms out of vintage furs, careful color choices, and a mixture of historical fact and fashionable fiction. He tells us all about it, with insight from his experience on episodic projects and getting the most out of a tight budget.
38 minutes | Jun 29, 2019
Costume Design and Our Responsibilities as a Storytellers with Annie Simon
Host, Sarah Cogan, and guest, Annie Simon, talk about our responsibilities we have as storytellers.
49 minutes | Jun 28, 2019
Annie Simon on Costume Design as a Storytelling Tool
Costume Designer Annie Simon talks about costume design as a storytelling tool and how she views her craft and the bodies she adorns.
37 minutes | Jun 27, 2019
Ashleigh Chavis Wolfe on Makeup and How Little Tweaks Can Change Everything
Ashleigh Chavis Wolfe has over 20 years of film production experience. She talks about how she fell into make up design, little make up tweaks that change the whole perception of the character, and how important strong collaboration with the director of photography is is for makeup artists.
35 minutes | Jun 26, 2019
EP. 3: JEANIE CHEEK ON COSTUME DESIGN AND CREATIVE COSTUME PROBLEM SOLVING
Emmy-Nominated Costume Designer, Jeanie Cheek dives into what inspires her as a costume designer, ways to think about costume design, and creative costume problem solving when on a tight budget.
34 minutes | Jun 25, 2019
PRODUCTION DESIGNER LOREN WEEKS OF DAREDEVIL ON THE COLLABORATION AND THE CREATIVE PROCESS
Production Designer Loren Weeks talks about his creative process and how he keeps his mind open for everything that resonates with him on a given project and how integral strong communication is for him as a department head.
30 minutes | Jun 19, 2019
Katie Irish on Costume Design for The Americans & The Enemy Within
Costume Designer, Katie Irish, talks about what costume design means to her, how she approaches her work and the details she pays attention to as a designer.
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