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.

Just for fun, visit Peter Jackson in his cave--his world-class collection of props, costumes, and cinema artifacts that inspired him as a young filmmaker and continue to inspire him. Adam and Peter examine a prop you may recognize: the faceplate for the Hal 9000 computer from 2001: A Space Odyssey. 

 Join Adam Savage and puppet supervisor Michael Reilly backstage at The Lion King during its run in San Francisco. We visit the musical's puppet shop, where puppet supervisor Michael Reilly walks us through the numerous intricate and varied puppets and masks used in the performance and shows us how they're maintained in his traveling workshop; I especially love Michael's road boxes ...

Take a closer look at the intricate details of Scar's mask; the show may come to your theatre soon ...

Knowing how to make a mask is a handy bit of  information ...

Commedia del'Arte included facinating masks and stereotyped costumes; here's a great little look ...

This work is so amazing and life-like ...

 

Enjoy 50 years of costumes at the National Theatre ...

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.