Today’s episode gets you behind the scenes of the film industry and some of its best film and TV series. One of Antonella’s favorite TV shows had an amazing costume designer, and her name is Shawna Trpcic. Shawna has been a costume designer for shows and movies like the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Much Ado About Nothing, and (Antonella’s favorite) Firefly! Most recently, she has been working on the upcoming movie Spongebob Squarepants 3!
Get a sneak peek into how Shawna finds inspiration for iconic costumes such as Mal’s brown coat and the shindig dresses from Firefly. If you’re looking to get into the film industry, Shawna has 3 tips for you to jumpstart your career into what you love.
2:31 - How fashion connects to exploration and beauty more than judgment and restrictions
5:39 - The story behind the Firefly Shindig dresses--How 4 inches can either ruin a dress or help create a majestic masterpiece. Plus, hear how Shawna used her wedding dress in the process.
7:55 - Spongebob and Badger (from Firefly) have this one thing in common that you’ll never be able to find on your own
10:56 - Newspapers still have power: What a simple pencil drawing can do for a TV Show costume designer
13:55 - What do you do when you need to create a Sci-fi bounty hunter space suit without the aids of modern technology? Find out how Shawna paved new roads with Jubal Early’s costume
16:10 - If you’re looking to get into the film industry, you need to do these 3 things to start making connections and enjoy what you’re doing
21:34 - Combat negativity and personal excuses: Why Shawna isn’t afraid to challenge herself and continue to grow as a person
24:24 - Shawna has a message for YOU: What she wants you to know about her work and her fans
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