Today we bring you a video, courtesy of Academy Originals, featuring Mark Bridges as he talks about the creativity involved in his work as a Costume Designer for film. Mark is highly regarded in this field with numerous awards and nominations for his work to date and a long list of film credits including Inherent Vice, Captain Phillips, Silver Linings Playbook, The Master, The Artist, The Fighter, There Will Be Blood, I Heart Huckabees, The Italian Job, 8 Mile, Blow, Magnolia and Boogie Nights, to name a few.
With fascinating information about how he sees his work in relation to how it effects and assists actors, the collaboration process between himself, the actor, the director and the production design department, what creativity means to him, how he problem-solves and how he sees his role in the filmmaking process. A lot of what Mark shares can be also applied to acting – particularly the research aspect, reminding us that every role in the filmmaking process in interrelated and as vital as each other. Enjoy.