2013 Matches

2013 Matches:

Studio Artist Veronica Cianfrano & Tori Adamo, Painting/Drawing '15

Jennifer Schick of PHAIR & Sydney Andrews, Multidisciplinary '14

Studio Artist Kay Healy & Tim Martin, Animation '15

Kay Healy & Monica Morris, Sculpture '15

Studio Artist Michele Kishita, & Alexandra Coultas, Painting/Drawing '14

Michele Kishita & Phillip Mastrippolito, Painting/Drawing '15

Nicolette Marinos of Sandbox Studios & Morgan Beye, Photography '15

Thursday, May 23, 2013

The Journey Begins- Sandbox Studios Day 1

        Who knew there were so many different names for a pair of mens underwear. I felt as if I   had emerged into a sea of Calvin Klein Underwear as I helped producer Nicolette prepare for the CK fashion shoot the following week. But before I got down to business, I did my first      Philly to NYC commute. I woke up before the sun rise, something I'd never thought i'd do during summer, but I was excited and nervous. I had finally grown familiar with the septa system and  how to take a Megabus- but now I had to master the metro card, the 1 and E subway, and where to find the Megabus to take me back home. As expected I sat in traffic for hours and used the spare time to sleep and become more excited about the experience. My first steps off the bus were a bit scary, I was alone in a new city and was expected to find my way, and fast! Well let me tell you, it was 10x easier than I ever had expected, and downtown  I went.

To my luck, finding Sandbox Studios wasn't all that hard either. I nervously took the elevator upstairs and was greeted by a very chic atmosphere and very friendly employees. I immediately felt comfortable and was eager to get busy! I learned about the different aspects of the company and took a quick tour of the building. I think my favorite part of the day was learning about all the different aspects of one shoot and the whole crew that works on it. There's a photographer, a photo assistant, a stylist, equipment and tech specialists, and for fashion shoots there's hair and makeup and models. Along with that there's the producer, Nicolette, who I worked with the whole day, who is the direct contact for her clients that include Calvin Klein, Oscar de la Renta, and Millie. There was some still life product shot shooting going on in the studio while I was there. I found it all so fascinating, the photographers were using techniques I had just learned over the year- however I got to see them put to use in the real world. 

I then learned all about the tagging system, how organized it all was, and the whole process. Then I got to take part in the process by preparing the shipment of CK mens underwear that had come in for a fashion shoot taking place next week. At first I found it difficult matching the tags with the pair- since I lost count how many there were- but towards the end I think I finally started to get the hang of it. I look forward to seeing the shoot next week and seeing it all in action. 

The hanging and tagging took up most of the day, but as Nicolette and I worked on that I also got to watch the shoots happening around us. It was a very full first day, full of valuable lessons and tips, and I can't wait to go in next week! Embarking on my journey home, I got caught in my first flash flood, another first and made the commute very interesting! Till next week- hopefully a sunnier week!

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