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Expo 2017: Introduction to the Hair Department for the Film Industry
October 28, 2017 @ 9:00 am - November 4, 2017 @ 4:00 pm$150
with Barry Olafson
MITT – 130 Henlow Bay | Room 106
Discounted price for MITT students – $100
This is a 2-day course split up between 2 Saturdays | Oct. 28th and Nov. 4th 9am-4pm
About the course
From creating hairstyles appropriate to the needs of a film production, to working with wigs, hairpieces and hair extensions; from breaking down scripts according to hairdressing requirements, to overseeing the hair continuity of performers from scene to scene; the hair department is a vital component of the filmmaking process. Working closely with the makeup and costume departments, hair stylists help the filmmakers achieve a specific aesthetic look for all the performers in front of the camera.
Participants of this workshop will learn what a hair stylist working in the film & television industry can expect and what is expected of them. Topics to be covered will include:
- explanation and overview of the hair department
- what is “prep”?
- “the trailer”: an actor’s safe haven
- department-specific etiquette
- call sheets
- what are “sides”?
- script reading, character development & breakdown, script breakdown
- timing breakdown
- following continuity
- shooting schedules
- researching period hair
- wigs, hairpieces, and hair wraps
About the Instructor
Barry Olafson has had an extensive career as a Winnipeg-based Key Hair Stylist in the film and television industry. He has done hair styling for performers such as Diane Keaton, Gina Gershon, Shannen Doherty, Kirstie Alley, Isabella Rossellini, Patrick Swayze, Shirley MacLaine, and Alan Arkin.
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Registration Policy - Participants must register in advance of the course. No drop-ins. - Registration is on a first come, first served basis – unless otherwise specified. Enrollment may be limited. - Registration for all courses, including weekend workshops, must be done between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (except holidays). - All registrations must be received and confirmed in-person or by telephone with an FTM staff member during office hours. We do not confirm or accept registrations via email. - Payment in full is required to secure a spot in an FTM course.
Registration can be done in one of two ways:
In Person – cash, cheque, VISA and MasterCard are accepted. (Please make cheques payable to Film Training Manitoba.) Our offices are located at 100 – 62 Albert Street, in Winnipeg’s Exchange District. We are open to the public Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
By Phone – VISA and MasterCard only. Registrations are accepted via the main line at 204-989-9669. *We do not confirm or accept registrations via email.
Participants must cancel up to 4 full business days prior to the course start date to receive an 80% refund.
No refund will be given to participants who cancel within 4 full business days before the course start date, or if they do not attend the course.
Film Training Manitoba reserves the right to cancel, or postpone, any course where a minimum registration level has not been met. Participants registered for a course that is canceled will receive a full refund.
Breaks and refreshments
All course participants are responsible for their own lunch.