, Film

  • Aug

    Guillermo Del Toro Exhibition at LACMA is a Monster Show

    Giant bugs, dental equipment, comic books, gilt-edged funeral notices of children, illustrations by Edward Gorey, and a giant head of uber monster Frankenstein—these are just a few of the macabre but beautiful items that director Guillermo Del Toro surrounds himself with at his Los Angeles home. That house, called Bleak House, in deference to author Charles Dickens, is the jumping off point for the current big show at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LACMA.

    Del Toro came to filmmaking after a career in makeup working under industry legend Dick Smith. His fascination with transformation is evident everywhere in the show. Other obsessions are insects, the Victorian era in England (an early edition of Alice in Wonderland is on display), early horror movies, and childhood innocence interrupted. The exhibit is organized thematically, and well planted with videos of the movies as well as the director/designer's jam-packed digitized inspiration notebooks. Storm clouds are projected overhead and the soundtrack is sinister, yet all is not doom and gloom. This is great fun for fans—and anyone with an interest in costume, makeup, set design, and comics.

    If you are a fan of Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy, Cronos, or Crimson Peak, the models, props, and costumes will be familiar. If not, you might want to screen some at home. For Halloween.

    Guillermo Del Toro, At Home With Monsters is on exhibition till November 27th. Visit lacma.org for information.


    Categories: Costume Design, Film

  • Aug

    Outlander Costume Designer Terry Dresbach Visits FIDM

    Outlander Costume Designer Terry Dresbach met with FIDM Students to share stories of her work on the time travel romance series that jumps from the 1940s to the 18th century and back to the '60s. Her visit coincided with the 10th Art of Television Costume … Read More

  • Jul

    Mona May Chats With Harper's Bazaar About Clueless' Enduring Costume Design

    Costume Designer and FIDM Graduate Mona May chats with Harper's Bazaar about the enduring costume design from the iconic film, Clueless, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary. "I have to say I am surprised about the staying power overall, but I'm not sur … Read More

  • Jul

    FIDM Alumna Costume Designer Hazel Alonzo Visits LA Campus

    Costume Designer FIDM Alumna Hazel Alonzo shared real stories from 20 years in the entertainment industry at an informal pizza lunch on the LA campus today. After completing her degree in Fashion Design, Hazel went on to the third year FIDM Costume Design pr … Read More

  • May

    FIDM Grad Directs 'The Will to Fly' Inspirational Documentary

    FIDM Digital Media Grad Katie Bender is the director and producer of an inspiring documentary about Lydia Lassila, an Australian Olympic gold medal-winning aerial skier. Before Katie made this film, she actually trained underneath Lydia Lassila as a young gy … Read More

  • Feb

    See Photos From the 24th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibition Opening at FIDM

    Costume designers, FIDM Alumni, and fashion fans celebrated the opening of the 24th annual "Art of Motion Picture Costume Design" exhibition at FIDM's Museum & Galleries with a chic soiree and viewing of more than 100 costumes from 23 films such as Star Wars … Read More

  • Feb

    The 24th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibition Opens at FIDM's Museum & Galleries on Feb 9

    Opening February 9, 2016, the FIDM Museum & Galleries is celebrating its 24th year hosting the world renowned "Art of Motion Picture Costume Design" exhibition in Los Angeles. Representing the past year in cinema, there will over 100 costumes on display from … Read More

  • Feb

    "Art of Motion Picture Costume Design" Exhibition Features All 5 Academy Award Nominees for Costume Design

    The FIDM Museum & Galleries' 23rd annual "Art of Motion Picture Costume Design" exhibition features over 100 costumes from 23 films from 2014, including costumes from all five Academy Award nominees for Best Costume Design - The Grand Budapest Hotel, Inheren … Read More

  • Jul

    36 FIDM Alumni Working in Hollywood Both On-Camera and Behind the Scenes

    Did you know that FIDM Students and Alumni work on some of Hollywood's hottest movies and television shows like The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Fault in Our Stars, 2 Broke Girls, Glee, Man of Steel, Smash, Alice in Wonderland and more. FIDM Alumni gradu … Read More

  • Mar

    Alumna Is Emmy-Nominated Set Decorator/Decoration Buyer for Feature Films Like The Artist

    Visual Communications and Entertainment Set Design Alumna Kaitlynn Wood has had a flourishing career since graduating from FIDM. She has been a freelance set decorator, set designer, and buyer on feature films such as The Artist, Hitchcock, and the new Halle B … Read More