THE VIRGINIA FILM OFFICE, as part of its workforce training initiative, will present a two-day workshop in costume production and design, wardrobe styling, and on-set costuming. The class was created and will be taught by Amelia Zontini (read more about her fabulous career in the film industry down below), a working professional in Virginia film’s film industry since 2003.
The course is an introductory examination of the world of wardrobe from the POV of a union costumer. It will provide practical instruction in the basics of wardrobe for beginning and advanced students.
WHEN: August 18-19; 9am-5pm
WHERE: University of Richmond, Department of Theatre and Dance
COST: $125, but VPA MEMBERS SAVE $50!!!
Topics include script analysis, research, preparation and care of costumes, aging and distressing, on-set costume procedures, and setting up and managing a shop and costume stock. Students should have at least basic sewing skills and an interest in a professional costuming career.
Amelia Zontini: A Virginia Tech theatre arts graduate, Amelia is a member of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE). Since 2003, she has been privileged to work with Academy and Emmy Award winning designers, directors and actors on more than a dozen major motion pictures, including Lincoln, Loving, and Wonder Women 1984, three episodic series for television including Homeland, Turn: Washington’s Spies and Mercy Street and countless commercials, print ads and independent projects.