Thursday, April 7, 2011

National Design Portfolio Review

Exciting news!

I've been selected to represent UCLA at the National Design Portfolio Review in New York City on May 28-29th. It's essentially a chance for graduating MFA students in costume, scenic, and lighting design to network with working professionals and to exhibit their work. Students from all over the country will be coming to present, so it should be an exciting glimpse into what other students around the US have been working on. I'm really excited to have the chance to participate, and anyone in NYC should definitely come by and check it out if you get a chance!

Now to get working on that portfolio..

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Just wrapped tonight on another AFI short, "The Great Commission," about a bible salesman in the 1950s. I'll update the film section later with some pics!

Now that that's over with, it's time to fully focus on my thesis project 100%! It's called The Incredible and Sad Tale of the Innocent Erendira and her Heartless Grandmother, based on the novella of the same name by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. It's an original adaptation, written by my director, Monica Payne. Very exciting to be working on something new and original, but it's also based upon an author whose work provides a lot of wonderful things to draw from. We got signed off on the designs last week, and I love the direction we've settled on. It's kind of a surrealist steampunk hybrid of modern and victorian elements with a very tight color palette. Here's a sneak peek at some of the designs: