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Secrets of creating costumes for the film "Wolfhound"

December 25 2006
15:20

The film is based on the novel by Nikolai Lebedev Maria Semenova "Wolfhound" promises to be the most awaited and most expensive film in the history of Russian film business - its total budget of $ 20 million. One of the most difficult tasks in a film were not special effects, costumes and the creation of heroes. The important thing was to develop such orders the heroes to fictitious clothes from the world of fantasy look realistic and the viewer the impression that lived in the old days such people here. Costume Svetlana Titova revealed the secrets of creating costumes.

Before proceeding to sketches, Svetlana armed with a camera, a notebook for sketches, pencils and went to museums, libraries and archives to get the most information about the national costumes of all ages. Particularly impressed by the costume designer made the dress a shaman, which is stored in the Museum of Ethnography in St. Petersburg. According to Titov, while she photographed shamanistic garb, trying not to miss a single detail, she suddenly felt dizzy and nearly fainted. Servants of the museum explained by the fact that energy is strong sorcerer's robes so far. The costume of an ancient shaman, which formed the basis of clothes sorcerer of the tribe haryukov.

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Costumes forest hunters were Haryukov for Titova particularly interesting work. In the film, the viewer meets with soldiers briefly, but from the first frame gets maximum visual information on the forest inhabitants. And most of this information lies precisely in suits: for example, their dark black-brown gamma symbolizes sullen distrust of the tribe, the materials used (leather, felt, rough necklaces) stress occupations, and spotting and ragged textures are designed to convey a sense of danger and wildness .

Just Svetlana spoke about the work on the clothing of slaves from the mines in the precious mountains. Despite the fact that the episode with those slaves in the film lasts only a few minutes, his training was spent over two weeks. "At first we hand-sewn rough woolen clothes for the slaves and overseers, then, also by hand, painted it. But most time was spent to tear the clothes ... "- says costume designer.

In order to give clothes slaves kind old rags, Titov had to do their own little jewelry work, tearing the fabric edge is literally on a thread. To delegate such delicate task Titov nobody could. And we had to work in respirators, because small pieces of fabrics and yarns not give breathing. Then, these clothes and processed baked paint. As a result, the viewer seems to be overseers and slaves in the semi-precious mountains dressed in some old clothes.

Julia Wise

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