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SyncOnSet Workshops
9:00 AM09:00

SyncOnSet Workshops

SyncOnSet is a software program and app designed for TV and Film productions. With SyncOnSet, your production team can digitally manage continuity, photos, and budget. Features include: an automatic script breakdown, continuity photo albums, production dashboard, inventory management, and money tracking.

The three workshops are tailored to participants skill level and priorities. They are as follows:

9:00AM - 11:00AM  (Intermediate Level)
Advanced Costume Office (Supervisor / Coordinator): Ready to take your SyncOnSet skills to the next level? This training is geared to those who have mastered the first steps and are looking to maximize the software. We’ll cover script revisions, cost reports, linking Characters, and more.

LAPTOP Required

11:30AM - 1:30PM (Introductory Level)
Introduction Costume Office (Supervisor / Coordinator): Fully build out a sample production in SyncOnSet starting with the auto-script breakdown. Practice adding Changes, building a budget, using our money tracking tool, and generating reports throughout production.

LAPTOP Required

2:00PM - 4:00PM (Introductory to Intermediate Level)
Intro Set Costumer
: Working from a sample production, practice taking continuity photos and notes, writing up costume Changes, accessing Actor fitting information, and more through our mobile app - just as you would on set.


After the demonstration, participants will be given the opportunity to register for a free trial to practice using SyncOnSet through a guided workshop.

All participants will be invited to a free mixer on Friday 25th January to meet instructors. Details will be provided by email the week of the event.

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Finance for Freelance in Film and Television Talk
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
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.

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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.

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