One of my favorite things about the convention circuit is participating in panels. I enjoy speaking about filmmaking, steampunk, literature, and screenwriting. SpaceCityCon’s panel is up there on my list. It was my pleasure to join Matt Risoldi (monster), Christopher Lowe (tech. dir, props), J’Nean Henderson (costumes), and Peter Kovic (co-editor, documentarist) to talk about the challenges of microbudget filmmaking. One of the things I love about our larger panels is that we share our tools and tricks we used for making a film. -Judith B. Shields
From Land of Nerds:
“Christopher recommends that to build props for a low-budget film you need to find someone who can take a look at random bits of things found in a hardware store. Just a little imagination and a few bits of scrap can go a long way to building some amazing props.”
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It’s about passion for fashion. These are not all the costumes, but just a handful. Elizabeth’s wedding dress will be kept under wraps until the film is released. The same will go for the monster’s look and costume.
In the world of Frankenstein’s Monster (2013), Victor’s obsession over Prometheus’ Spark, causes him to dive into multiple sciences. It is in his laboratory and through his creation that we will see steampunk elements shine. Some steampunk elements will not as obvious as others. Expect wood, metal, a claustrophobic environment, bronze, steam, symbolism, and other sciences represented.
A contrasting world will be created compared to Victor and his laboratory. The outside world exists in American Southern forests and nearby estuaries. It gives a feeling of isolation that matches Mary Shelley’s impressions. Women’s costumes will lean either Southern or Western. Most dresses will be either pastels or neutrals. Lots of frills. Some dresses with hoop skirts. All of the costumes are 19th Century.