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Archive: December 2011 Archives » Joey Sylvester

DIY Custom Clothing

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Joey Sylvester
|  Categories: Blog, VIDEO

By popular demand, our custom line of clothing is almost ready! This project was put on hold a couple of months back due to business getting crazy, but I’m happy to at least be able to give you some information and show you where we’re at. Click HERE to watch the behind the scenes video!

Now we are not in the business of making clothes by any means, but why should that stop us? After the need for business attire came about, we decided to do something about it. One trip to the store and a couple hours of creative work later and here you have it.

Prices nowadays to get custom garments made(especially in small numbers) are higher then ever.. So before putting an order in with a large clothing manufacturer, we decided to create a couple of prototype designs to test the waters and see what everyone thought. The support has been great, and we have a huge number of pre-orders thanks to all the fans and supporters. During one of the design phases, while the beautiful Corina was working, I decided to give you guy’s a behind the scenes look at how we actually made one of the shirts. Hope you guy’s like it because this is just for you!

For those interested in the technical details, I used a Canon s95 to film the entire thing. The slider shots that you see were done simply by using a piece of wood and rolling it over 2 round glass vases. Not the most professional/stable rig, but it seemed to work for what we needed. After coming up with a design, we hit the ground running and what you see is what you get!

We made one shirt, thought we messed it up, ended up loving it, and made MORE! Like any great project, when your having fun and enjoying the moment, time is almost non existent. I definitely didn’t want to spend too much time on this.. Having said that, we actually spent the entire night designing, cutting and ironing on..

We finished with the second shirt pretty late, and yet again our tiny coffee pot held its own by cranking out cup after cup of delicious coffee. It should come as no surprise that Corina was feeling a little more silly then normal(if that’s possible). In the shot below, you can see how I lit the scene for the video, and what I was using for a slider. Before you ask, yes it was a pain to use but somehow seemed to work for the video.

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