Film Industry Costume Training: CAFTCADEMY 200 (VIA ZOOM)

January 29 – 9:45am to 4pm (CST)

*Please note this session is exclusive for Manitobans

$80.00 ($40.00 for IATSE 856 Members and Permittees)

Held in Partnership with Canadian Alliance of Film and Television Costume Arts and Design (CAFTCAD) , Film Training Manitoba and IATSE 856

Introductions:  9:45am to 10am CST 

10am to 12:30pm CST – Module 1 – Petty Cash & P-Cards: This course offers a detailed breakdown of the financial paperwork required of the Costume Department. Through this course you will learn how to prepare receipts for submission, how to write up a proper Petty Cash form, understanding Cheque Requests and PO’s as well the difference between them and when each should be used. This introductory course also provides a walk-through of the CASHet system, explaining in detail how to properly prepare and submit a CASHet report. This course is suggested for anyone entering a key role or buying position. Individuals who have an interest in understanding financial paperwork are also welcome!

15 minute break

12:45pm to 2:15pm CST – Module 2: Fabric Care & MaintenanceCostumes get dirty and stained. Unfortunately, that is a part of life. But don’t despair! This course will give you the right information to take with you on the job and apply it to laundry tasks you may be faced with on a costume truck. This crash course will walk you through the ins and outs of working with certain fabrics (synthetic and natural), proper laundry supplies for costumers, equipment used, reading garment labels, and setting stains and other issues. The instructor will walk you through the proper care of typical clothes costumers work with: plain white tees, men’s dress shirts, undergarments, makeup on collars, etc. These tricks of the trade will be crucial knowledge for any truck supervisor!

15 minute break

2:30pm to 4:00pm CST – Module 3: Working with Rental Houses: Need a crash course on the ins and outs of working with a rental house for all your costume department needs? How do you scope out the best one? What are the general rules of thumb? This course will give you an overview of working with a rental house who cater to the world of costuming for film and television. This information will be crucial while working on small and large scale productions, with tight timelines, specific needs, and finding one-of-a-kind pieces necessary for the costume designer’s vision.ReplyForward


Fabric Care and Maintenance – Jay Barrigar

Jay Barrigar has been with IATSE 873 Costume Department for 9 years, the last 6 years working exclusively as Truck Supervisor (including The Shape of Water). Before IA, she worked in the fashion industry for both corporate multinationals (Giorgio Armani) and small Toronto independents (Comrags, Modrobes), with gig jobs in theater (YPT), TV (Corus/YTV, CTV, CITYTV), and music video styling. Jay’s education started in Arts Conservation specializing in textiles and historic costume, then she attended College Lasalle for Fashion Design.

Petty Cash & P-Cards – Daniela Agosta and Kristie Paillé

Daniela Agosta has been actively involved in Costumes for Film and Television for the past 11 years. She was accepted as an IATSE 873 Permit in the summer of 2016, and during this time, has experience in a variety of positions in the Costumes Department; but has found her niche working as a Costume Money Tracker on 6 consecutive Tier A television series to date. In addition to her work in Costumes, Daniela has also acquired 5 years of previous experience working in Corporate Accounting as an Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Payroll Manager at various multi-million dollar corporations, which combined with her experience in costumes, grants her a specific range of skills which make her well suited to the Costume Money Tracking position.

For the last 5 year, Kristie Paillé has worked as a costume tracker and 2nd accountant in the film Industry, some credits include American gods-Tracker, Handmaid’s Tale-Tracker, and Titans- Cachet Accountant. Before film, Kristie worked 6 years as a credit Risk Analyst for a private lending company. She has a background in Theater working with Costumes, Producing as well as on stage as an actor. Currently she is a board member for Scarborough Music Theater company.

Working with Rental Houses – Ian Drummond

Ian Drummond has been a passionate collector of vintage clothing for over 35 years, at first just shopping for himself, and then worldwide to stock his first vintage clothing store, 20th Century Frox – the foundation for the Ian Drummond Collection. Ian began his career in the Toronto film industry in the early 1990s, and continues to this day via his rental house.  A member of IATSE 873 since 1997, he’s worked as an Assistant Costume Designer on numerous projects; on Hairspray and Cinderella Man as the Extras Coordinator (responsible for the costuming of 3000+ background performers in each film.)  As well, Ian was the wardrobe buyer on Chicago, an Oscar winner for costume design.

Through all of these productions he has gained invaluable knowledge about what works in the realm of vintage clothing for film and television, and keeps all this in mind as he shops for the collection. In the studio, Ian is often requested to pull from the collection, providing his excellent service to Emmy and Oscar-winning productions worldwide.


January 29, 2022 

9:45 AM to 4:00 PM

Via Zoom

$80 ($40.00 for IATSE 856 Members and Permittees)

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FTM is a non-for-profit charity and member of the Province of Manitoba’s sector council program (through the Department of Economic Development and Jobs). FTM conducts workforce development and training to build a highly skilled and adaptable film industry to support the activities of Manitoba production companies. FTM collaborates with members of the film and television industry to identify the training needs within the community. 

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