Sunday, February 26, 2012

100 Years of Girl Scouting, 100 Years of Uniforms

A few weeks ago I was invited to shoot a Girl Scout fashion show by the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York in Staten Island at Historic Richmond Town. Despite what would end up being a long day of travel, I eagerly took the assignment as it was in honor of the 100th Celebration of Girl Scouting.  The show featured 100 years of Girl Scout uniforms starting with Juliette Gordon Low's fashionable design for the first uniform that Girl Scouts sported.

Uniforms were modeled by decade and were presented with a story that explained the era in which they were worn. It was fun, you could tell the girls modeling the outfits were having fun, and I most definitely learned quite a few new tidbits of Girl Scout history. One surprising new piece of information concerns the uniforms that troop leaders wore which were designed by some of the top fashion designers of the time, one of which was Valentino.


Something else I learned during the show was that a lot of the uniforms came from former Girl Scouts. They were passed down to their daughters, and eventually to their granddaughters, to wear for the show. It was remarkable to see these uniforms so well kept as they passed from one generation to the next, but it was even more incredible to see the two generations standing next to each other, both proud members of the GSUSA.

Also at Historic Richmond Town was a museum exhibit which celebrated one hundred years of Girl Scouting with a focus on the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York. Walking through and seeing all this Girl Scout memorabilia definitely made me feel old, but nostalgic; definitely something you should go and check out if you're in the area.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


So for the past five days I've had to put my knitting aside to work on a movie as a script supervisor once more despite my love for working in the camera department. The movie (filmed in sections, the latter chunk of filming will take place in Ohio over the summer) is called Looking for the Jackalope, a story about Jordan Sterling, an author and divorcee who is stuck in a rut and still hung up on his old college sweetheart Jennifer. Then fate strikes and an invitation for his 20th college reunion arrives in the mail, and who else calls to confirm if he'll be going to the reunion, but Jennifer herself, so Jordan hastily packs his bag and begins his trek to meet up with his college buddy Dr. Jim, who is also going, and as cliche as this will sound, hilarity ensues.

Now, despite my last truly horrid experience as being a scripty, short term for Script Supervisor, I swore I'd never do it again due to not having an actual script, monitor or that certain lack of decorum from particular individuals on that last set. However after reading this script, I got my pens, markers, camera and continuity log ready for the first day of shooting. Difficult at times and as always accompanied with frustrating moments (as on any production), it was an interesting experience with a fun crew and I can't wait to see the end result.

Here are a few stills from shooting around various parts of Manhattan, my favorite set, by the way, had to be Jordan's literary agent's office which was located in Union Square, the amount of natural light flooding in through the windows just enhanced the beautiful set dressing done by our production design team.

For more information on Looking for the Jackalope and how you can help, can click HERE.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Alice in Wonderland at the Players Theatre

I had the chance to shoot some production stills for the Players Theatre production of Alice in Wonderland yesterday and it was splendid. Although I may have a slight bias due to my love for the story, this was a fresh take on classic tale that was delightful in every sense. Although the scenery was sparse, the projections in the background added a little abstract spice, which was matched by the casts fantastic singing and acting; the stylized costumes were a real delight as well.

I would definitely recommend checking out this show which runs from today, February 12th until May 20th, it's a good time for all, plus if you're a Whovian like I am, there's an added bonus which you'll just have to wait and see the show and secretly have a nerdy giggle when you realize it.





 For more information on where, how and when to see the show check out there website here: