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Costume Design 101: The Business and Art of Creating Costumes for Film and Television

Costume Design 101: The Business and Art of Creating Costumes for Film and Television
Your Price: $32.95 CDN
Author: Richard La Motte
Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 210
Pub. Date: 2010
Edition: 2nd
ISBN-10: 1932907696
ISBN-13: 9781932907698

About the Book:

The Art and Business of Costume Design for Film and Television....

If you have a flair for visuals and enjoy working with people, a career in costume design could be right up your alley. Costume Design 101 takes you by the hand and leads you, step by step, through the process of becoming a professional Costume Designer for film and television.

Written by Richard La Motte, an industry veteran with 40 years of experience on many mainstream costume dramas, this expanded and updated edition of Costume Design 101, is a follow-up to the very successful first edition, used by students and professionals alike. The second edition has kept all the essential information while adding new chapters on personal marketing and breaking into the business - a "must have" for anyone serious about the profession of Costume Designer.

Starting with how to get into the business, conduct interviews, make costume presentations to producers and directors, break down scripts for requirements and budgets, hire and run costume departments, engage in manufacture, work with rental companies, and run on-set production, Richard La Motte demystifies the design process for the creative Costume Designer. His entertaining, engaging style peppered with firsthand accounts and war stories gives a full overview of the industry, with an emphasis on such practical information as on-set protocol, running a set operation, and the challenges of working on large-scale productions with a high number of extras. Many crucial insider tips are imparted here including which procedures work best, what information you need from other crew members, and what questions you need to ask and will help you operate like an old pro from your first day on the set!

What people say:

"Richard has structured his book from an insider's point of view - a rare glimpse of what it takes, step by step, to achieving your goals in the costume industry. A roadmap to success from a true master of the craft." â€” Toby M. Bronson, Set Costumer, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Aviator, Deadwood

"The information in this book is both true and valuable, and anyone who reads it has access to years of the kind of mentorship that has largely vanished from our industry." — Edward Marks, President, Western Costume Company

"Richard loves his craft and it shows in every line. He has given us a comprehensive, step-by-step analysis of the Costume Designer's work. Of great value to both the interested amateur and the budding professional." — John Bloomfield, Costume Designer, The Mummy, Waterworld, The Scorpion King

About the Author:

Richard E. La Motte has been working within the costume industry for over 40 years, beginning in the costume department at FOX studios in 1966 as an apprentice costumer. He trained with the "old timers" who started their craft during the dawn of the golden age of cinema, the 1930s. He officially became a Costume Designer in 1973, and the early training from the "old timers" gave him the tools to hone his craft as designer on feature films such as: The Wind and the Lion, Rambo III, The Island of Doctor Moreau, A Man Called Horse, Gods and Generals, and Goonies.