Updated on 7/29/16; scroll to bottom for more photos
One of our highest priorities for Tiger of the White Sun is to portray a high level of historical accuracy and realism. As a result, a big chunk of our summer is being spent patinating uniforms to make them look dirty and worn from use in the field.
Here are a few examples of what our uniforms look like right "out of the box."
Of course, war zones do not exactly allow for pristine cleanliness of clothing and kit.
We're therefore using special distressing substances from a German-based costume supply company called Patin-A. A variety of different products are applied: Patin Wax, Patin Mud, and Patin Paste, a water soluble paint-like substance that is streaked on with a brush.
Today we completed our first uniform set for Private Yen, played by Yao Xie. Take a look at the before and after comparisons below:
The process is extremely time consuming, but well worth the effort. Five more uniforms to go -- stay tuned for more photos!
Update 7/29/16: More uniforms complete!
Captain Li, squad leader (Justin Chien)
Corporal Wong, machine gunner (Brandon Jonathan Wong)
Lieutenant Chan (Eddie Shan)
Warrant Officer Su (Eddie Yu)
Exciting news: the crowdfunding campaign for Tiger of the White Sun has just been launched!
In the words of the great Orson Welles, “A writer needs a pen, an artist needs a brush, but a filmmaker needs an army.”
This certainly rings true as we embark upon production of our short war film Tiger of the White Sun this August. With a small Minnesota unit shooting the airplane scene and a larger Los Angeles-based crew handling the bulk of principal photography, TWS is going to be nothing short of a major collaborative effort.
Check out our Indiegogo campaign via the link below for more details on the upcoming production, and to learn more about how you can be a part of it!
RYAN A. HUANG