I watched several episodes of Star Trek (free online) while I sewed one glove for Orestes and the Fly.
I cut up an old Christmas-party shirt of mine for the fabric. A black gardening glove served as the hand-dummy.
In my movie version of the cursed House of Atreus, each time one of them kills a family members, a red glove appears on their hand, which they can't ever take off.
Here is the finished glove.
Is there a word for a glove maker, like milliner for "hatmaker"?
Oh, OK: Webster's says "glover."
I am no glover.
I resorted to stapling the fabric a couple times, and I stabbed myself with the needle. This is what I meant when I said I'm sometimes a bit overwhelmed with everything making my film requires. I don't know how to do half of it.
My glove is very lumpy, but I'm pleased.
It reminds me of Edward Scissorhands, the queen of England, O. J. Simpson, Lady Macbeth, Harvey Keitel in Taxi Driver (the one long nail on his little finger), Erich von Stroheim in Grand Illusion, with his white gloves...
Erotic, dangerous, elegant, powerful, tragic. Ridiculous.
A lot of what I'm doing in filmmaking feels like an old fashioned craft.
My Sicilian grandfather, Vincenzo, was a shoemaker, a cobbler, and my Sicilian grandmother, Rosaria, and her family were tailors, lacemakers, seamstresses.
My cousins are accountants and lawyers. One--this kills me--is a global sales manager for a major oil company.
For tomorrow's shoot:
Finish second glove.
Figure out how to attach peacock feather spray in Maura's (Clytemnestra's) hair.
Buy purple (red?) washcloth.
Finish storyboarding shots.
orange/gold fabric; thumb tacks and tape; daggers (real and theater prop); red velvet; gloves; washcloth; pillow and towels; peacock feathers; camera (with batteries, DV film cassettes, electrical cord; microphone); bottled water for actors; wet wipes; picture of Marat dead in the tub; movie notes and storyboards
In the morning:
go with Maura to watch Cathy apply her dramatic makeup.
Shoot "before and after" footage for Making Of.
I need a costumer and a prop manager and a continuity girl and...
And a glover. Except I really liked doing it myself, even if it did take five hours.