This weekend, Costume Designer, Eduardo Castro, flew in from Hollywood to assist our Costume Design and Production graduate class on a tv filming project. Castro is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University's Costume Design program and now designs for movies and tv shows. It was so lovely to meet him and have his advice on both my tv project costume designs and portfolio. We spent the weekend working on our tv projects and hearing him tell wonderful stories of the costume design projects that he's worked on since leaving CMU. You can see his IMDB page here.
He told us so many lovely stories about his good friend Milena Canonero, who designed the costumes for the amazing costume movies 'Marie Antoinette', 'The Affair of the Necklace', and 'Barry Lindon', that I now feel like I've already met her.
Such an inspiring and lovely work weekend! I'm not so excited to get started revamping my portfolio yet again. I've grown so much since leaving Penn State and can't wait to see how many more skills I aquire while here at Carnegie Mellon. Each day I learn a handful of new skills and tricks of the trade. It's so exciting going to class and learning something new.