SOLD OUT: Introduction to the Costume Department with Heather Neale and Paula Dunfield

When: Sunday, December 10, 2023 at 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Where: 204-245 McDermot Ave.

Registration Fee:  $50.00

*A light lunch will be served

To register online click here and select ‘Costume Department’ from the list of courses.

About the course:

Film Training Manitoba is pleased to present this one-day introductory workshop for those interested in learning more about the costume department on a film or television productions. This course is an introduction of the various positions and basic operation of an efficient costume department. Emphasis will be on the duties, responsibilities and teamwork involved during each phase of production; prep, shoot and wrap.

Topics covered include:

  • Crew positions in the costume department
  • Overview of the stages of production that relate to the Costume Department- Prep, Production and Wrap
  • Understanding the call sheet in relation to the Costume Department
  • The costume daily – what they need to know
  • Scene breakdown in relation to the Costume Department

About the instructors:

Heather Neale is a Winnipeg-based Costume Designer that has designed film and television projects in Manitoba for over 20 years.  She has received two Costume Design nominations from CAFTCAD for her work on The Porter in 2022 and Tales from The Hood 3 in 2021.  In 2013 she was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for designing the television series Todd & the Book of Pure Evil (Season 2), as well as a Genie Award nomination in 2012 for the feature film Keyhole directed by Guy Maddin.  Most recent film projects include: Ordinary Angels (Hilary Swank, Alan Ritchson), The Ice Road (Liam Neeson, Laurence Fishburne), Run (Sarah Paulson, Kiera Allen), Tales From the Hood 3 (Tony Todd, Lynn Whitfield) and The Parts You Lose (Aaron Paul, Mary-Elizabeth Winstead, Scoot McNairy).  Most recent television projects include:  Season 1 of The Porter on CBC/BET and four seasons of the Syfy television series Channel Zero.

Paula Dunfield – As a costume department member of IATSE since 2001, Paula has spent much of her career in Winnipeg working on everything from low budget tv series to bigger budget feature films. She’s spent time working in Toronto and Calgary in film costuming and as a wardrobe stylist. Paula has experience in many positions in the costume department, but more recently as an assistant designer and costume supervisor.  She enjoys the challenges of procuring costumes of all periods, managing labour and department budgets along with supporting the costume designer in bringing their vision to screen. She loves the creative and collaborative nature of film and continues to learn from those around her. Paula is keen to impart some of her knowledge on those with an interest in the costume department.

Cancellation Policy

  • 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.

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.