Items filtered by date: May 2016 - The Costumers Institute

Check out the steps of design and research, shopping, fittings and finishing ...

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Join Michael Walton, Lighting Designer at Stratford, for a walk-about ...

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Game of Thrones has won the last four Emmys for outstanding visual effects, and “Battle of the Bastards” is the show’s biggest vfx episode yet. Vfx producer Steve Kullback and vfx supervisor Joe Bauer tell Variety’s David Cohen about the climax of their most difficult season yet.

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Film costumes can often cause controversy ...

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Superhero movies present us with larger-than-life heroes who overcome impossible odds to save the day. The real heroes though are the actors who don the outfits to bring these comic book legends to life...because the experiences aren't always so pleasant. Here are some examples of actors who have put on the super-suits, but didn't particularly enjoy doing so...

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Emily Taaffe is dressed in her 19th century costume for Daphne in 'Nation'.

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Actors reveal much about themselves when they share their personal approach to their character ...

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You may never meet a Foley artist, but you are very familiar with their work on a production ...

 

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A lady's clothing ensemble of the 1860s (the prices quoted are from the company that makes the costumes) ...

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Costumers are often asked questions about the filming process and production; go inside the history of the travelling mattes (now called chromakey) and learn the history of visual trickery used by filmmakers from the earliest filmmakers through to the modern day...

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The Costumer's Notebook,

The book The Costumer's Notebook is a 295 page comprehensive handbook for Costumers for stage and film including a full Glossary of stage and film industry terms. Sections include methods and tricks for laundry, dyeing, breakdown, Dresser guidelines and protocols for Stage or Film and various size charts for men and women from shoes to gloves. Other Sections include diagrams showing How to Iron A Shirt, How to Tie a Tie and How to Tie a Bow Tie. Costume fittings, costume lay out and costume storage are also discussed.