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Finance for Freelance in Film and Television Talk
Nov
24
10:00 AM10:00

Finance for Freelance in Film and Television Talk

Do you struggle with your finances when working on different projects and productions? Are you unsure if you should incorporate as a business and/or register for HST? Or do you have a list as long as your arm of financial/tax related questions?

Join us for a talk with Ralph Grunier CPA CA LPA of Young & Grunier LLP, Chartered Professional Accountants, who will be covering all the basics of what you need to know when operating as a freelancer in the industry.  A Q&A session will immediately follow the talk.

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Measurements, Fittings and Alterations for Costumers
Apr
14
10:30 AM10:30

Measurements, Fittings and Alterations for Costumers

  • 2955B Dundas Street West Toronto, ON, M6P 1Z2 Canada (map)
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The two-part day will begin with a talk on bra measurements from experts, Shana and Anita from Tryst Lingerie.  The afternoon workshop will cover how to take proper measurements for both men and women, how to pin garments during fittings as well as how to perform simple alterations.

Tickets are available for individual sessions or the full day for both CAFTCAD members and non-members. To purchase CLICK HERE. More details about each session below:

10:30am-12:00pm Bra Measurements Talk with Tryst Lingerie

Shana and Anita will be providing an overview on the following:

  • How to determine someone's size by measuring, eyeballing and talking to the person
  • Things to consider when buying bras and lingerie for someone who isn't there to try it on
  • How to make adjustments to make bras fit that are not quite right and how to calculate alternative sized bras
  • Solution Products on the market that relate to undergarments such as stick on bras and body tapes.

1:00pm-5:00pm Measurements, Fittings and Basic Alterations with Izzy Camilleri

During this four-hour workshop the following will be covered:

  • Measurements: Instruction on how to take proper measurements including how to trace a hand and foot.
  • Fittings: Instruction on how to fit different types of clothing, such as jackets, pants, skirts and tops. This will include following through from starting point to finish point with pinning and a demonstration on hemming sleeves. Correct labeling for providing alteration instructions will also be covered.
  • Alterations: This will cover basic alterations and including how to sew on a button and how to hem pants, or skirts. Repairing seams that have come apart will also be included.

Participants attending the afternoon session only need to bring a pair of scissors, all other materials will be provided.

Email and questions to learning@caftcad.com.

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Mar
17
9:30 AM09:30

Vintage Bead and Embroidery Repair for Costume Professionals

Shopping for vintage dresses while on a production or for personal use has taken us to the occasional vintage shop or two.  Have you ever discovered a garment that would be perfect save for the beading repair it needs or the silk that has frayed?   You pass on it, with the thought that it can’t be repaired. 

In this 4-hour course, participants will each be provided with a piece of a vintage dress to work on, as they discuss the ways to stabilize the silk and techniques of stitching and design.  The course will examine other damaged vintage dresses to assess viability and inspect repairs.  

Participants only need to bring a pair of scissors and spool of light coloured thread, all other materials will be provided.

For tickets CLICK HERE.

Email and questions to learning@caftcad.com.

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CAFTCADEMY: Costume 101 for Film and Television
Mar
10
to Mar 11

CAFTCADEMY: Costume 101 for Film and Television

An extremely informative series of costume related seminars for the new to the industry professional or those interested in upgrading their skills for working in film and television.

Course topics are based on roles within the costume department from Assistant Designer, Set Daily, Costume Buyer, Costume Designer, The Workroom, Stylist and more. Speakers include working and experienced instructors from the Toronto film and television industries. Discussions on permit requirements for union work will also be addressed. 

You can sign up for either day or the full weekend and prices vary for members, non-members, and students.  

For tickets CLICK HERE.

For more information or any queries email learning@caftcad.com.

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Embroidery 102 for Costume Professionals
Mar
4
9:30 AM09:30

Embroidery 102 for Costume Professionals

This embroidery and embellishment workshop has been designed as a follow up to the Embroidery 101 class. In this workshop, participants will be working on their own applique, designed by instructor Laurie Lemelin. Everyone attending will be working on customizing and embellishing the template provided so they will leave with a one-of-a-kind applique to add to a garment of their choice following the class.

As this class will not go over the basic stitches to add embellishment to the applique, all attending should have either taken Embroidery 101 or have a good level of working knowledge of stem, satin and chain stitches as well as how to add beads.

All materials including applique template, sequins, beads and threads will be provided. Participants only need to bring their own scissors.

To purchase a ticket for this course, click here.

For any questions about the class email learning@caftcad.com.

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Introduction to the Heat Press with Full Frame Signs
Mar
3
12:00 PM12:00

Introduction to the Heat Press with Full Frame Signs

This two hour session will give all attending the opportunity to have a guided tour of Full Frame Signs and an overview of the services they offer that are of benefit to you in various roles.

More specifically, the session will focus on the heat press and all that it can be used for including different applications and the benefits it can provide you in your roles. Included in this will be a safety overview and instructions on the use of the heat press.

The second main area that will be covered will be on embroidery, which will include expectation of files, limitations, an overview to ordering embroidery services and how to get the quickest and most economical turnaround for projects you are working on.

For tickets CLICK HERE.

Email any questions to learning@caftcad.com.

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Instagram for Costume Professionals
Feb
24
9:30 AM09:30

Instagram for Costume Professionals

This hands-on work session is designed specifically for costume professionals to help participants grow their following and get noticed by the right people.

Participants will leave with 9 edited and prepared photos to use on their own Instagram accounts as well as the tools to improve their social media presence and following going forward.

Course Outline:

Instagram Branding Strategy
Promoting your work as a brand, creating professional posts and protecting your brand

Content Creation and Social Calendar
Planning and managing your social media calendar, how to effectively use hashtags to gain followers and how to piggyback on trends and topics

Influencer’s Top Tips and Secrets
How to gain the right followers

Photo Editing
Editing your photos on Instagram and other programs as well as how to enhance the not-so-good images

Participants should bring their tablet or phone and a minimum of 9 images for editing at the workshop.

To purchase a ticket, click here.

Email any questions to learning@caftcad.com.

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