Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Putting cloth on people

This is becoming a thing with me, costuming people for historical reconstructions of old Qatar.  I got my second gig with a documentary film crew.  This time was much hotter, but more mellow people and therefore more fun.  We were attempting to evoke the Iron Age, the town of Murwab (9th century), and 19th century Al Zubara, based on archaeological findings here in Qatar.
The Iron Age guys, models from an agency, were a hoot.  Got them all wrapped in less than an hour.
Shades and shoes would be shed for the shoot, of course.
(yikes, did I set off the alliteration alarm?)

I was also happy with this outfit, for the Al Zubara scene:
We kept colors and costumes simple, for the sake of avoiding any misrepresentation.
I got pretty good at turbans by day three of filming.
The set background here is a mock village constructed for the purpose of filming, in the style of historical Qatar, complete with functioning tiny mosque and nice doorways and interiors.