Walton Goggins in Fallout (Credit: Prime Video)

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‘Shōgun’ Costume Designer Carlos Rosario On Making 2,300 Costumes

Hiroyuki Sanada in Shōgun (Credit: FX)

“Well, the most important thing for Toranaga was to make sure that he would look as powerful as possible. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but in the first episode at least, he is the only character that changes in every single scene. It was actually my concept in the beginning. Everybody was like, “We just started, there is so much work to do. Why do you want to make yourself your life complicated?” – Carlos Rosario

John Hawkes Sings A Haunting Tune In ‘True Detective: Night Country

John Hawkes in True Detective: Night Country (Credit: HBO)

“A couple of weeks after we began to shoot, I played a show in Iceland. I played a concert, and Issa came, and afterward, he said, well, ‘Now Hank’s got to sing.’ I’d say, ‘There aren’t any words to that song. It’s a piece of score, not happening. Sorry.” It’s going to be performative and strange to see a guy suddenly just sing a song in his living room. Well, luckily, I remember at some point that Issa is much smarter than I am, and I decided to trust her and came up with a melody and some words to the song fairly last minute, I mean a couple of weeks to play around with it, and glad that she prevailed.” – John Hawkes

Kevin Tent’s Exciting Journey From B-Movies To The Award Circuit And ACE Leadership

Editor Kevin Tent

“I had gotten hired by Roger Corman to recut a movie called Emmanuelle 5. I guess I had done a good enough job that I met Jim Wynorski, the director of Not Of This Earth, and he asked me to cut that movie that he shot in 10 days. I just had the best time, and it was the first time that I had used footage from other movies and cut it in, and it was just so much fun. I was working for Roger Corman’s studio, and Roger was a great place to learn how to be an editor. It was a lot of fun.” – Kevin Tent

The Brothers Sun’ Costume Designer Vera Chow Recommends The Power of Hershey Kisses

Michelle Yeoh in The Brothers Sun (Credit: Netflix)

“I wanted to be a costume designer so bad. I am very sorry to New York Women in Film & Television, but I interned for them in 2005 or something, and I don’t care that it’s out right now, but I actually copied all the emails of every costume designer they have in their database.” – Vera Chow

‘Mr. & Mrs. Smith’ Cinematographer Stephen Murphy Mixes Bergman and Bond

Cinematographer Stephen Murphy

“When I started prepping the “First Vacation” episode with Karena [Evans] I did joke that this episode might be our best pitch for shooting a James Bond movie! Bond was something we all talked about as a reference throughout the series, primarily in the way the show travels to exotic locations, but when you set a thriller or spy story on the top of a snowy mountain in the Dolomites it’s hard not to compare it to Bond. The lovely thing about the tone of that episode is that it has a playfulness that’s reminiscent of the 60’s era Bonds, which I really enjoyed.” – Stephen Murphy

Editor Stephanie Filo Captures Coming-of-Age in ‘We Grown Now’

Blake Cameron in We Grown Now (Credit: Sony Pictures Classics)

“I think a movie that we all love so much and had so many discussions about was Crooklyn. But a lot of our editing process on this film was also about our own lived experiences. We would just sit and talk about our childhoods and how we perceived the world at that age. I’m like, “what music did I listen to, what programming did I watch, how did I speak to my parents? How did I view the world around me?” I think we had a lot of movies that inspired us, but I think also a lot of it was just kind of thinking through our own experience and just seeing how that applies universally to kids.” – Stephanie Filo

‘Fallout’ Costume Designer Amy Westcott Was Inspired By Cults, Harley Davidson, and John Wayne

Ella Purnell in Fallout (Credit: Prime Video)

“There were a lot of different fabrics [for the vault suit] that came into play. There were so many prototypes we were testing. It had be a four-way stretch, not a woven. I used a fabric many years ago on a film called After Earth, and it was this amazing fabric made in Italy, and I found in my basement a swatch of it and contacted the company and got tons of it. But that was after we tried things that we could get locally in the states that just didn’t have the body for it, the weight and the feeling, it had to do so much. We were asking so much of it.” – Amy Westcott

TCM Fest 2024 Turned its Gaze Toward the ’90s and Beyond

“There is no better destination for serious cinephiles than the TCM Fest, which took place April 18-21, 2024 and did not disappoint. Celebrating its 15th year as a festival and 30 years as a cable channel, there was magic in the air as this year’s event was chock-full of special guests and restorations. With the impeccable curation, friendly staff, highly organized for an event of its size, and the spectacular presentation of pristine sound and picture, the atmosphere couldn’t have been better.” – Eric Green

‘Fallout’ VFX Supervisor Jay Worth On The Benefits of Shooting On Film

Fallout (Credit: Prime Video)

“We always talk about VFX at its best should be a sprinkle on top, not the cake. This one definitely feels like there’s more sprinkles, but it still feels like the story, the characters, the locations, the sets, all of these things already had that tactile lived-in feel, which is what Fallout‘s about. It has a quality to it that has that lived-in vibe. There’s a sheen on it at the beginning, but that sheen gets taken off quick and you still need to feel the sheen underneath it.” – Jay Worth

‘Lessons in Chemistry’ Composer Carlos Rafael Rivera Is A Proud Craftsman

Composer Carlos Rafael Rivera (Credit: Anita Andrade)

“It becomes artistic only when the editing is great, when the acting is great, when its cinematography is great, when the sound design is great and music comes in and can add something that starts to elevate. But I don’t ever think of what I do as artistic. It’s only artistic when it becomes a part of a whole.” – Carlos Rafael Rivera

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