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Costuming for Film

Costuming for Film
Your Price: $51.95 CDN
Author: Holly Cole and Kristin Burke
Publisher: Silman-James Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 632
Pub. Date: 2005
ISBN-10: 1879505800
ISBN-13: 9781879505803

About the Book:

A college-level textbook on the ins and outs of designing costumes for films.

Costuming for Film is a massive (610 pages), illustrated guide that covers everything one needs to know to get started and work successfully in film costuming.

It covers such important artistic matters as telling a story through costumes, visual harmony and contrast, creating focus through colour, expressing emotion through line and shape and texture.

It also covers such essential practical matters as looking for work, the roles played by various members of the costume/wardrobe department, union membership and regulations, delegation of duties on and off the set, working in collaboration with others, costume craftwork, script breakdown, writing and following budgets, organizing and running a production’s wardrobe department, designing for specific actors, fittings, dealing with deadlines, and much more.

What people say:

"I only wish the book had been available 18 years ago when I was flailing about, always learning the hard way. Incredibly informative and involved, which is exactly what is required in the film industry. Save yourself some tears and read it." — Lizzy Gardiner, Academy Award-winning Costume Designer, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Mission Impossible II

"With a wealth of experience and single-minded dedication, Burke and Cole have assembled the first-ever complete text on the process of costume design for the movies — from script to screen. Costuming for Film fills a void … Costumes don’t spring from the public’s ‘collective unconscious’ or design themselves. Behind every costume there is a costume designer. This wonderful volume shows exactly how we do it." — Dr. Deborah Landis, Costume Designer, Coming to America, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and President of The Costume Designers Guild, Local 892

About the Author:

Holly Cole is an American Costume Designer and an associate professor of costume design at Ohio University. She has worked as a costume designer on feature films and television productions, Broadway productions, and regional theater productions. Her work was selected for exhibition at World Stage Design in Toronto in 2005. She runs the Young Designers Forum for the US Institute for Theater Technology and reviews portfolios for USITT, SETC, and the National Portfolio Review at Lincoln Center.

Kristin Burke is an American Costume Designer. Educated at Northwestern University in Illinois, she was trained in the art of costume design by Virgil C. Johnson, an acclaimed designer for opera and the theatre. She has designed costumes for over forty feature films as well as music videos, commercials, and two television series. In addition to her work in film, she is an internationally-exhibited artist, specializing in collage and mail art.