Saturday, December 16, 2017

Film Design: Cosmonaut Costuming on "Hyper-Reality"



In addition to directing and co-writing my (as of yet uncompleted) 35mm short film epic Hyper-Reality, I functioned as designer. The script called for a few builds: sets, props, and costumes.

The affixed photo illustrates the show's cosmonaut outfit. The suits were built by Erminia Diamantopoulos -- seen above adjusting her work during the shoot -- from my plans. To be honest, my plans were based on the suits from the 1960 East German/Polish co-production, and visual beauty, Der Schweigende Stern (imported to the West and titled First Spaceship on Venus). The walkie-talkie-like prop the above cosmonaut holds I designed to look as though it came from an old science fiction film or television series. Even though the story takes place today, I want to unify the aesthetic, the "era".

I've done more than a few postings on Hyper-Reality. Tomorrow I will post a TV Guide description of the film's plot: If you were to notice the film's listing my hope would be that you'd want to stay up late and watch it.

2 comments:

Tibor said...

Checked out some pics from the movie...looks like ya nailed it!

Simon St. Laurent said...

Thanks!