Monday, August 30, 2010

August 16th-25th.

So this time I have an excuse for not updating: I was going through a roommate switch and was without internet until today. My final week and a half at the studio was a very busy one. Trevor got a job with Vanity Fair, shooting their uniform line, which contains everything from chef jackets to polos. We had to unpack all the boxes and hang them up in numerical order. There was sooo much that I needed to call and order 4 garment racks and 200 hangers (because they didn't come with hangers and we literally used every hanger in the studio). I also helped out with some of the Catherine's shoot, steaming and renaming.

The shoot for VF started on Monday, the 23rd. Everything was shot flat and I was in charge of steaming (ugh). At least I only had to do the fronts of everything but I burnt myself sooo many times (I haaaaaaate steaming). I also unpacked and organized all of the props (whistles, plates, server tablets, towels.. etc.) I got to try Indian food for the first time. It was ok but not something I would choose to eat. We also had some Mexican and these awesome sandwiches. Lunch was definitely a highlight throughout the whole internship. I'm a poor college student so free food, and free good food is very satisfying.

So now I am finished and we all said our goodbyes and hopefully I will get to work with everyone again soon. I definitely enjoyed my time there and learned a lot from everyone I worked with.

Casey Cosgrove, Intern no longer.

Ps. Here are the last of my pictures...



This is Ryan making his icon for fantasy football haha



MY MOST HATED ENEMY... notice the steam at the top.



I organized the hangers we had before I used them all and had to order more.



These are some of the boxes I unpacked and flattened from the VF shoot.



This was a different shot for Fashion Bug. I think it was an advertisement shot or something.



This is one of the flats. I think it's a waiter/waitress.



And this is the photo of the waiter/waitress flat.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Today! There's VIDEO!!

(Dear random guys on Girard, Mami is no way to address a lady, if you want my attention 'excuse me miss' would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.)

Today we did a shoot for a clothing company called Stun. It's all girls clothes and they have another company called Wonderboy, which is all boys clothing. Really cute stuff. I steamed the clothes and burnt myself. Steam is hot. I hate steaming. First we did a couple flats of some puffy shorts and some other clothes on the mannequins. THEN! I ordered lunch and Trevor let me take his car to pick it up. That was intense. I have never been in a car that doesn't need a key to start... it just has a button. I was really confused at first because there was a fob on the keyring but no key.

After lunch we constructed a set and had some cute tiny models come in. That was a lot of fun. There were two girls and they were both adorable. It was a good day even though I was kind of sleepy. There was an especially cute moment between a little model and a knock-off Ikea Lambchop.

Monday is more Fashion Bug/Catherine's with Ryan and company. Trevor has a job in Nashville next week so I will be working with them all week except for Tuesday because I have stupid jury doody.

Casey Cosgrove, Intern.

Ps- adorable photos... AND A VIDEO!



Steamed allll these clothes.



This is a cute outfit. I would wear it.



Before.



After.



Hair and makeup :)



Tiny model.



One of her cute photos.


video
Silly Video. Watch.



A cute shot with a blue Tweety mask purchased in Chinatown.



Cute model number two.



Again... I think her skirt was falling down.

Monday, Wednesday, Fancy stuff.

So I went in to the studio on Monday only to find out that there was nothing to be shot. I hung out for a little and figured out when I could come in with Trevor or Ryan and then left for the day.

Wednesday Trevor was doing an on location job at the Union League, which is a fancy club where they dress up and important people come and speak and there are Balls and all kinds of fancy stuff. We met there and went down into the construction area. The job was for the cover of their magazine, which was featuring the remodeling. We had some members come in and pose with the blueprints in one of the demolished rooms (it used to be a restaurant). It was a pretty cool experience. After we finished the cover shoot, we went upstairs into one of the fancy rooms and took some archival shots of some old dishes and glassware. There was supposed to be a sword but that never showed up. There was one dish that was shaped like a turtle that was pretty neat. Fun day.

Casey Cosgrove, Intern.

Ps- Here are some sweet pics.


Trevor doing some test shots



This is a room. We put our stuff in here.



Here's another room with cool wallpaper.



This is Trevor, Charlie, and Dave (the client) looking at the blueprints. Notice Charlie handing Dave his Perrier. He went to get us water and came back with a six pack of Perrier and said 'the spring water wasn't cold, is sparkling ok?' Trevor laughed and asked for shrimp cocktail. Sparkling water tastes like beer with no alcohol. ew. I drank it anyways.



Blueprints... the actual real ones.



Fun fact: big globs of glue are used to hold up walls of marble. These are glue globs. They were still kind of mushy.



We documented some of the construction. Charlie carried the laptop that the camera was hooked up to.



Here's a room with a fancy chandelier.



This is me being super cool in front of that epic wallpaper. This wasn't even the best part of it but I had to take it quickly.



Trevor checking out a pic he just took on the laptop (carried by the laptop carrier, Charlie)



This is the fancy room we were in later. Chandeliers and big curtains and carpet and wood and stuff.



That is a pitcher. Trevor is checking the light.



This is what the setup looked like for the random stuff we shot.



This is the turtle! His shell is the lid! Cool huh?



This is some stemware. I thought it looked pretty.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Monday, July 26.

So no shooting today. Did some swatches, hung out a little.... pretty sweet times.

This is an exciting blog entry.

Casey Cosgrove, Intern.

Wednesday, July 21.

So obviously I am not a pro blogger. I can't even keep up with it when I'm only blogging twice a week. Anyways, swatches and naming, naming and swatches. Story of my intern life...

Oh! Fun fact: when we do a shoot for fashion bug or catherine's there is always a list of everything we need to shoot and how we are supposed to shoot it (angles, zipped, buttoned, etc.) and there are these pants that are the 'right fit' pants... they have straight, curvy, extra curvy (?)... so I thought the photo comments were amusing on the shot list for these pants... there's a photo. Look at it.

Casey Cosgrove, Intern.

Ps-


When I make swatches I have to change every single file name by taking out an underscore... for example xxxxx_##.jpg gets changed to xxxxx##.jpg. This is evidence.




Here's me renaming things in Bridge.




The shot list. Click on it if you can't read it. It will be bigger. Where? orrr wear? Come on fashion people.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Monday Already...

Day Fourteen. 8am-6pm (10 hrs) =123 hours to go...

Today I helped Ryan out with some stuff for Catherine's, which is a plus size clothing company. It was a pretty laid back day-- I made some more swatches for Jake and renamed photos again. The models were fun. One of the models, Randi, had a whole bag of foam pieces that drag queens use to add curves and breasts and things to their bodies (allegedly) so Bessie, she's Issa's assistant/a junior stylist, and I upped our cup sizes a bit with the help of the foam 'cutlets'. Interesting. Back for more on Wednesday.

Casey Cosgrove, Intern.

Ps- I only took two photos.


Swatch-making.




Ryan photographing Randi, one of our lovely models.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Yesterdaaaaay

Day Thirteen. 8am-6pm (10 hrs) =133 hours to go...

Yesterday was another Fashion Bug day. In the morning Trevor came in to help with a video shoot. I cleaned some plexiglas and then pretended to be a model so Ryan and Trevor could get the lighting right. They got to see some of my awesome dance moves. You can see what the video will look like here.

Later, Trevor left for a meeting and we shot some stills. I renamed some more photos, de-pinned models as they came off set and helped unpack some clothes from Catherine's, which we will be shooting next week. Trevor leaves for his cruise on Sunday and will be gone for a week so I will be working with Ryan and Arwen and the rest of the Catherine's/Fashion Bug crew next week.

It was a pretty relaxing day, though busy at times. The highlight definitely had to be playing kill, f***, marry with everyone on set, which is a game in which you pick three people (usually celebrities) and choose which one you would kill, which one you would have sex with, and which one you would marry... very professional day. Ha. It was fun, I needed the laughs.

Side note-- I have now officially been a waitress for two whole weeks.

Casey Cosgrove, Intern.

Ps- photoooooooos


Ryan and Trevor focusing the camera via computer



Shooting video.



Video playback.




Our lovely models.



Ryan.

Mondaaaay

Day Twelve. 8am-6pm (10hrs)= 143 hrs to go...

Ok sooooo I'm a little late again but at least it's not like weeks late this time... Monday we did some Fashion Bug stuff so I worked with the second photographer, Ryan, and the in house stylist, Arwen, as well as a hair stylist and her assistant. I renamed photos for hourrrsss... It was a decent day though, just not super exciting. The subway has actually been pretty calm lately too... Except now that I said that there will be someone creeping on me on Monday.

That is all for this post.. Borrrrinnnng

Casey Cosgrove, Intern.


Ps- look!


I thought this shadow looked pretty neat :)



Here are some pants.



Arwen styling some shirt.




Ryan (second photographer), model, hair stylist, Charlie, my finger?

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Catch-up Again! July 7th.

Day Eleven. 8am-4pm (8hrs)= 153 hours to go...

Everyone had off on Monday, the 5th because of our country's birthday and everything so I interned on Wednesday again. Things were pretty chill today. Ryan, the other photographer that works for Trevor, was shooting some Catherine's stuff, which is a plus size company. We shoot stuff for their website. No big shoot. Trevor came in a little later and helped shoot some jewelry. There really wasn't much for me to do. I helped Charlie out with cropping some Lilly Pulitzer photos he was editing and then later cleaned up the kitchen... I ended up going home a little early because everything was under control.

Hopefully I will be doing some on location shooting soon. That should be an interesting change. Trevor said that August is going to be pretty busy so I anticipate more days in the studio and more blog updates.


Thanks for reading, sorry for my belated posts. Won't happen again ;)

Casey Cosgrove, Intern.

ps- I didn't take any photos today

Playing Catch-up Again- June 30th

Day Ten. 8am-6pm (10hrs)= 161 hours to go...

So we were supposed to do some on-location shooting on Monday the 28th but one of the clients backed out and the other place was kind of far away so Trevor went by himself because it was a little more convenient for everyone. So I just went in on Wednesday and we were shooting some more prom dresses. I actually helped out with some swatch making (you know when you buy clothes online there is a little box you can click on to see the different colors... I made those boxes) and when I was done with that I covered some white flash cards with foil to reflect and change up the lighting a little. I also got to help set up some of the lighting and move things around throughout the shoot. It was a pretty good day.

fun fact of the day-- Stylists loooooooove fans.

Casey Cosgrove, Intern.


ps- photos.


Swatches



Foil covered flash cards



Model



Hair stylist loving the fan.



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