An exploration in abstraction. We had a great time with the band and all our actors as we constructed the many scenes required for this music video. Tea Cozies – “Cosmic Osmo” (2013) from Nik Perleros on Vimeo. Trent Moorman of the stranger did our official release: Sound Check Directed by: Nik Perleros & Ty read more
A poverty-stricken father and son struggle to survive in a region of the Middle East frequently targeted by unmanned aerial strikes. From the Sky is a narrative short film about living under drones, from writer/director Ian Ebright and producer Jessica Grant. http://www.fromtheskyfilm.com/ Set for release: Fall 2013 ‘From the Sky’ Official Trailer from Ian read more
Seattle International Film Festival – Fly Filmmaking Challenge 2013 – Premier dates: May 27th, 2013 & June 5th, 2013 Inspired by works of art created by one of the 2012 Artist Trust Fellows, this Fly Filmmaker (Amy Enser) rose to the challenge with an original film that was shot in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of read more
Sheldon Remains is a USC Graduate Thesis film from Director/Writer Corbin Frost. “Sheldon Remains is a delightfully desperate film about the late coming-of-age of a logger and mama’s boy. Stuck under the thumb of his over-bearing mother, Sheldon Barrett spends his days in the woods and his nights self-medicating and accompanying her on dates.” Shot read more
Sheldon Remains is a USC Graduate Thesis film from Director/Writer Corbin Frost.
“Sheldon Remains is a delightfully desperate film about the late coming-of-age of a logger and mama’s boy. Stuck under the thumb of his over-bearing mother, Sheldon Barrett spends his days in the woods and his nights self-medicating and accompanying her on dates.”
Shot in LA and Forks, WA, I was brought on as the Washington state Art Director and Costumer.
One of the scenes calls for Sheldon to make boats during his walk in the woods. I created boats using twigs and vines.
How much fun would it be to make a retro music video à la Venus in Furs meets Faster, Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!? Well, that is how much fun it was to be a part of Prom Queen’s This Town Ain’t Big Enough video shoot. She has a look that is all her own, unique lyrics combined with a voice that is reminiscent of Nancy Sinatra or Loretta Lynn.
Sourcing set dressing, props and wardrobe as well as painting an acoustic guitar fit for a Prom Queen was as delightful as working with the artist herself.
Director: Nik Perleros
DP: Ty Migota
Art Director/Wardrobe: Kristen Bonnalie
AC: Nicholas Davis
Producer: Jessica Grant
Art Department Assistant: Jade Justad
Filmed at Seven Oaks in Yelm, WA
And here are some production stills (Photos by Tony Tibbits)
What do you do with the returned remnants of a former life? You could burn them. Throw them away. Place them in the recycling bin. Or you can make something new. The later is my choice and this is a project that I have been working out in my mind for a few years. I had some previously misused canvases and so, I finally am getting to work on this.
The finished piece will be comprised of 4 canvases (2 square and 2 rectangular) and measure 42 x 48 inches
Images 1 & 2: Red and green dye baths with submerged pages Image 3: The dyed and torn pages, set out to dry on my sink Image 4: Piles of dyed and torn paper with materials to be used Image 5: One of the square canvases being prepped Image 6: One of the rectangular canvases with first layer of “foliage” Images 6 & 7: Closeup of “foliage”
Whether you have forgotten to bring your shopping bags or you just don’t have any – most people have been handed those plastic single-use bags. I’ve been holding on to mine for years – never knowing what to do with them. Sometimes they are used as wrapping or padding when we move. Mostly, they just sit.
I was inspired one day to try making something beautiful and reusable out of them. Flowers are what came to mind and the results were surprising. I wear them as a pin to hold a scarf together or as a decoration in my hair.
In collaboration with writer/director Liz Vice, I embarked on the design of two characters for her Proof of Concept fundraising video.
The Princess was inspired by the ocean. At this point she is an empty shell of a being and her dress is symbolic of that. The fabrics (up-cycled cottons and cheesecloth) are hand-dyed and painted and embellished with hand beading and interwoven satin threads and organza ribbon. The foundation of the dress is a damaged prom dress – though no part of it is visible, it serves as a great canvas on which all the materials are layered.
“Red Carpet” was the theme for my step-daughter’s senior prom. Together, we designed a beautiful high waist, column gown fit for…well, the red carpet. Wine red satin and chiffon with beaded lace appliques on a ruched bodice. Could not for the life of me get my rolled hem foot to work, so I did a rather time-consuming and meticulous baby hem on all the fabric layers – so worth it! The biggest challenge…keeping my cats away from the fabric.
What do you do when you want to show how a customer service-oriented, local retailer measures up to a big box corporate competitor? You simply put them side-by-side and let them do the talking. Now, how exactly do you show that big box store without pointing fingers? You put him in a big box! This is a custom costume created for Dunn Lumber’s new commercial campaign.
Materials: Coroplast,Vinyl Wrap, Laser Cut Vinyl Lettering, Paper Packing Tape
Client: Dunn Lumber
Agency: BMH Marketing
Production Company: Blue Plate Digital