We didn't have google when I was a kid. Or as a teenager. Heck, not really did I 'surf' the web until the early 2000's. Nonetheless, I knew what a Tooth Fairy looked like and directed my costume builder/cutter (AKA My Mother) as to how my Halloween costume should look. I remember spending an extrodinary amount of time explaining that I was not a princess but in fact, a tooth fairy when trick or treating. Still today there are very little visuals on the google (other than Dwayne Johnson in The Tooth Fairy) and I commend them on keeping their identity so very secret.
CAFTCAD has created the CAFTCADEMY 101 series in which professionals within the industry speak about the various positions within the costume department. How does one know the difference between an Assistant Designer and a Costume Supervisor? What does a Buyer really do? How do you dress hundred of background extras 'on the day', and what does 'on the day' even mean?
Often I have aspiring costumers ask me how do they break into the business. Is there a website dedicated to posting jobs within the industry? Who should they send their resumes to? I've always said that one needs to volunteer to gain experience and connections. Now with the advent of this seminar series, costumers have the amazing opportunity to meet and learn from experienced costumers and build future
relationships with them and others they meet at the event. During the last CAFTCADEMY, I saw attendees meet and bond and then work together on their own projects.
If you want to be a film costumer, can get to Toronto for Saturday June 22 and Sunday June 23rd, then I highly recommend attending these seminars. I wish there was something like CAFTCAD when I was starting out in this biz.
Application here. Deadline Monday June 17th.
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Just love dressing up, dressing other people up and talking about it. A lot. And laughing too.