The well dressed DIRECTOR!!!
Posted 16 December 2010 - 01:39 AM
now what am I gonna do with my riding boots and monocle?
I personally like lightweight safari or hunting style cloths if you will which are tough and stand up to the rigors of the great outdoors but still stay cool in this inferno of a summertime desert and a wide brimmed hat as being blond, I burn easily.
I also like hiking boots because they're comfortable but hold up out in the field. 'Course I'm not married to any particular look, I usually dress appropriately for the conditions but I gotta say a black t-shirt, jeans and tennis shoes quite frankly, are at best boring at worst make you look like one of the PAs. I kinda almost automatically rebel against the whole idea of a "director's uniform". I feel a director should show a little style. My own personal opinion.
Posted 16 December 2010 - 01:54 AM
I do sometimes miss the day and age when key crew members wore white shirts and neckties on a movie set. Not that I'd want to wear a tie on a movie set...
Truth is that while you want to dress nice for work, you will invariably ruin your clothes on a movie shoot, so don't wear something so expensive that you are going to freak out when you find that you've been leaning on a fresh-painted fence rail, or that splattering fake blood has ruined your pair of shoes.
But otherwise, dress however you want. Just don't wear open-toed shoes on a film set.
Most directors I know dress comfortably and casually. Some have a bit of a uniform, or else they just have a small selection in their closet, it may be a black t-shirt or a certain jacket, whatever.
As for shoes, wear something that you can stand in all day comfortably, but also bring specialized shoes for the terrain. I had to buy a pair of cowboy boots for my Texas movie shoot because it's the best thing for standing in tall grass full of burrs and stickers. I also bought a bunch of lightweight quick-dry hiking shirts and pants to handle the heat and humidity, the best investment I ever made in clothes.
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Posted 16 December 2010 - 01:36 PM
I once wore a suit to a TIFF party, every one laughed and said, "who's the banker?"
Posted 16 December 2010 - 08:04 PM
I also have a grey Berghaus fleece which is at least ten years old and seems to keep holding together.
In the UK, snowboarding trousers. Hanging around outside chills to the bone in no time at this time of year and something you can pull on over your jeans avoids the indignity of long underwear.
But nobody here will ever have seen any of this, since in LA the dress code changes entirely because it's so warm.
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Posted 17 December 2010 - 09:34 AM
I think that what's important to keep in mind for anyone on a movie set is that it is a essentially a factory environment, only instead of having the same environmental conditions to return to every day, nearly every day can bring different situations to dress for, even when you're shooting interiors. So putting on nicer clothes may be appropriate SOMETIMES, for the most part, it's more important to show your understanding of safety and "wiseness" as it relates to dressing properly for the occasion. Granted, "nice" doesn't always have to mean a button-down shirt and slacks. It can mean having higher cost/quality raingear as opposed to a cheap poncho, for instance.