Tag Archives: 80’s

BoyBand at Woods Hole Film Festival!

This past weekend BoyBand screened as the closing night film at the Woods Hole Film Festival in Massachusetts to a packed house with lots of laughs and great energy! After the show there was an 80s themed after party in which the room was just as packed as the theater, with everyone wearing 80s clothes. The highlight was the BoyBand super fan who showed up with some sort of contraption on his chest which played the BoyBand soundtrack. Impressive.

Jon Artigo develops curriculum for ID Tech Camps

Hey All – check out the nice article on Director Jon Artigo discussing not only the new editing curriculum that Jon developed for ID Tech Camps, but the relationship Jon and Andrea have had with ID Tech camps over the years. It just goes to show how much Jon and Andrea have been giving back for so long. It’s really inspiring.

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Designing costumes

First of all I have to say that designing costumes for this movie is quite possibly the most fabulous project in the world. I basically get to live it up 80s style in a dorm room with a bunch of hilarious talented people, and that my friend is inspiration in itself.

So as the costume designer I basically do a whole bunch of multi-tasking like shopping, sewing, fitting actors, and harassing companies, schools, or anyone who happens to glance in my direction for free stuff.

But before I can do all of this I must first complete what is called the “design process.” The “design process” involves me reading the script until it becomes my life. Then I find every piece of research I can get my hands on from libraries, the internet, old magazines and yearbooks, etc. etc. etc. Next I meet with the director and talk about the characters and share ideas. Once I have my direction I stick a whole buncha pics on the wall and throw on some 80s music and let the wave of inspiration fill my head. This results in sketches which is where I’m at right now.

Stay tuned to find out how I take the sketch and turn it into reality!


Can anyone find early 80’s uniforms??!

Yes, it’s very fun making a film set in the 1980’s, but it’s also very difficult. For instance, gone are the days where I can send out my Director of Photography and a couple of P.A.s to shoot an actor riding his bike down the street. Now I have to get the street closed off, have police detail, and find 70/80’s cars to line the streets. Ugh. Thank God I have great people on my team to make these things happen. Here’s the biggest problem right now – cheerleading and football uniforms from the early 80’s to become the Worcester High uniforms. We’d like them to be blue and yellow, but we are open to other colors providing the styles are right. We cannot find them anywhere. This week we have to make a final decision on the mascot (example: The Worcester High Rockets, The Worcester High Grinders) I’m pretty sure that the Art Dept. and Jon have decided, but if we find uniforms that say “Warriors” on them and we can have them for free, we’ll be the Worcester High Warriors. A challenge to you – we’ll give a special thanks credit at the end of the film to anyone who can find early 80’s uniforms for us that work for Worcester High. Any thoughts?