Julie Weiss has designed costumes for over fifty feature films, including her Oscar-nominated work for Frida and Twelve Monkeys. Julie’s visit to Ringling College of Art and Design’s Digital Film Program is sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Julie will show clips of her films and have an informal discussion with the audience. Her work is currently on display at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York.
Melding text, character, history and clothing with her powerful imagination, Julie has mined design gold: extraordinary costumes that transform the actor, deepen the narrative and enrich the production. This is forged in her design discipline, delicate detail and precise language of costume that suggests tantalizing hints into the characters journey, challenging both performer and audience to look deeper. Never static, her sketches represent a map of the characters interior and exterior life. Figures are drawn and redrawn, layered with swatches, research and technical notes. They invite introspection and dialogue. Much like her art studio, filled with inspiration and contemporary culture, Julie uses her multi-media illustrations to uncover new meaning.