Latest Episodes

Ep. 10: Malgosia Turzanska on costume design and fabric as the key to building worlds

For Malgosia Turzanska, fabric, material, and texture are the building blocks of costumes that bring truth to any character and scene. To create the right look, Malgosia has poured clay on top of finished costumes to let it dry and crack; self-dyed countless swatches to … Get the whole picture.Ep. 10: Malgosia Turzanska on costume design and fabric as the key to building worlds

Ep. 9: Krystle Feher on special effects makeup: how to build creatures and a portfolio

Krystle went straight to special effects makeup school when she graduated high school. The one thing she wishes she studied? Business. Because you have to manage yourself like one. In this episode, Krystle explains how she built her career by building creatures (they aren’t always … Get the whole picture.Ep. 9: Krystle Feher on special effects makeup: how to build creatures and a portfolio

Ep. 8: Shari Besanceney on her journey into hair design, from Broadway to TV

Shari Besanceney made some bold moves to transition from beauty school student to wig designer on Broadway and television. One of those moves was to New York City (of course), but most were relentless follow-ups with industry pros and would-be mentors. Now she’s department head, … Get the whole picture.Ep. 8: Shari Besanceney on her journey into hair design, from Broadway to TV

Ep. 7: 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 … Get the whole picture.Ep. 7: How costumer designer Michael Ground imagines worlds through clothing

Ep. 6: Annie Simon on the purpose and social responsibility of storytelling

Costume designers are dealing in a world of first impressions, perceptions, and representations. Old stories get old anew, narratives are remapped over different times and places, and this begs the question: why do we continue telling certain stories? For Annie, storytelling through film and costume … Get the whole picture.Ep. 6: Annie Simon on the purpose and social responsibility of storytelling

Ep. 5: Costume Designer Annie Simon on building clothing and the importance of dream time

Everyone is a storyteller. In this episode, Annie Simon talks about the differences in visual storytelling between theater and film, finding the abiding purpose of a story, and trusting your intuition when it comes to a million tiny choices. She also touches on society’s disconnection … Get the whole picture.Ep. 5: Costume Designer Annie Simon on building clothing and the importance of dream time

Ep. 4: Ashleigh Chavis Wolfe on makeup and how little tweeks can change everything

Ashleigh Chavis Wolfe has over 20 years of film production experience. She talks about how she fell into make up design, how small makeup tweaks portray a certain perception of the character (or send clues to the audience), and last but not least: the importance … Get the whole picture.Ep. 4: Ashleigh Chavis Wolfe on makeup and how little tweeks can change everything

Ep. 3: Jeanie Cheek on creative costume design under tight budgets and turnarounds

Jeanie’s path to costume design started in acting, went through production, until she fell into her first costume assistant gig back in 2006. Years later she’s been nominated for an Emmy in costume design; she’s absolutely in love with her work, and you can tell. … Get the whole picture.Ep. 3: Jeanie Cheek on creative costume design under tight budgets and turnarounds

Ep. 2: Production designer Loren Weeks on intuition and communication in the creative process

Loren spent over ten years as an architect before the dream of writing films landed him in the art department. His passions for (and skills in) architecture and photography shape his approach to production design.  This conversation is absolutely chock full of insightful tidbits: about … Get the whole picture.Ep. 2: Production designer Loren Weeks on intuition and communication in the creative process