JP Marchant and Forgotten Trial Pictures invited Lynne and I to volunteer on our third Independent Film project: a horror film titled, Girl At The Door. JP would direct; Lynne and I would provide wardrobe services to this project which was filmed over the July 21,22, 2017 Weekend.

Current Forest Fire Map of BC and Alberta September 2017

I know it may smell good, but it’s not good for you. In fact, smoke conditions are considered light to moderate if you notice a smoke odour and haziness or visibility that is less than eight km; when smoke is heavy, it’s not good for anyone.

Last year, I wrote another blog titled Summer Film Checklist; about supplies, kits and clothing a costumer should include when working outdoors on a film. It’s good to check your kit at least once a year; to inventory the contents, replenish containers of low supplies and to add new items. 

All my original urgings of bringing warm, comfortable clothing, extra clothing, and sun and safety gear still apply, but this year, I’d like to talk about a threat that is common to everyone who works outside during the spring, summer and autumn months - Lyme Disease. Lyme disease is an inflammatory disease characterized by flu-like symptoms, caused by bacteria that is transmitted by ticks. 

Costumers spend many hours each day sewing and ironing; either work task can cause strain and aches by the end of the day. Today's blog is about healthy sewing and ironing; hope it helps ...

The Costumer's Notebook,

The book The Costumer's Notebook is a 295 page comprehensive handbook for Costumers for stage and film including a full Glossary of stage and film industry terms. Sections include methods and tricks for laundry, dyeing, breakdown, Dresser guidelines and protocols for Stage or Film and various size charts for men and women from shoes to gloves. Other Sections include diagrams showing How to Iron A Shirt, How to Tie a Tie and How to Tie a Bow Tie. Costume fittings, costume lay out and costume storage are also discussed.