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Dani Hilzenrath

Dani Hilzenrath

Art Department Intern

The Preppie Connection

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Art Department Intern

Career medium 01

My Brother's Keeper

Wardrobe Assistant

Feature Film

Steamed, hung up, and helped keep costumes organized. Assisted with any changes that happened, and spent much of the time acting as an onset dresser, making sure costumes were in line with continuity. Did returns, and repackaged items. Worked closely with the actors and costume designer.

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4uatre

1st Assistant to Costume Designer

French Commercial

Career medium 03

The Preppie Connection

Art Department Intern

Feature Film

Responsibilities
Was another set of hands during production and pre-production, specialized in doing any sewing/minor upholstery that needed to be handled. Also painted, stained, used power and hand tools, and helped build sets. I did small amounts of detail work, such as aging carpets and other set pieces, and was occasionally given tasks - such as upholstering a chair - that were my full responsibility. Worked closely with the other interns, and with the Production Designer, Art Director, and Set Dresser.

Accomplishments
First time working on a film, in a professional enviroment. Commuted farther away than I have before, and gained experiance in working with real adults in the film industry.

Skills Used
Sewing, minor upholstery, building and use of power and hand tools, problem solving, painting and staining, detail and character work, minor research.

Career

MHS Limelight

Costumer

Responsibilities
Designed and created costumes for the Millburn High School Spring Drama- You Can't Take It With You (2013), Twelve Angry Jurors (2014)

Accomplishments
Connecting with the actors and production team, discovering my greatest passion in life

Skills Used
Sewing, designing, taking measurements, working with actors and directors, altering costumes, interpreting scripts, using resources wisely while on a small budget

Career medium 04
Career
Career medium 05

French Woods Camp

CIT

Responsibilities
Working in both the Costume Shop, where my responsibilities were mainly ironing, and minor sewing, and working in Stagecraft, where I helped build sets, and worked backstage during shows. I also lived in a bunk with younger campers, and acted as an extra counselor.

Accomplishments
I forged a strong connection with my campers, learned many skills, and gained work experience. And, most importantly, had fun doing so!

Skills Used
Sewing, ironing, creativity, caring for children younger than myself, painting, using power tools, building and working with wood, leading groups of younger campers in an activity

Career

MHS Dance Team

Costumer

Responsibilities
Designed and created costumes for the final dance routine for the MHS Dance Team's spring performance, Beauty and The Beast (2013).

Accomplishments
Worked with dancers to create both movable and removable garments that fit the theme and made their quick changes and dancing easy.

Skills Used
Sewing, designing, creativity, innovative thinking and construction, working within a small budget, interpreting garments from a movie/story that already exists in a new way, creating garments that could easily be taken off during quick changes, and move with the dancer while onstage

Career medium 01
Career
Career medium 04

Millburn Camera ASAP Photo

Intern

Responsibilities
Organize the used equipment, call customers, take inventory of items, organize the picture frames, change lightbulbs in display cabinets

Skills Used
Calling and speaking to customers, organizing and creating aesthetics

Career

Millburn High School

High School Diploma