Don’t want to go through film school? Here are three career paths that might just suit you.
We all know how hard it can be to get your dream job in the industry. Most roles require specific education or training courses and, maybe most importantly, a great professional network within the sector. As a very diversified work environment though, there are a few jobs that actually require skills and knowledge from sectors which are completely tangential to film and TV.
The three career paths we selected in this article do not require any specific knowledge of directing, acting, screenwriting or editing, but nonetheless they can be very rewarding and well paid.
What is a Costume Assistant?
A lot of film productions, depending on the genre and the setting, rely on their costume department for an accurate representation of the setting, period and story. For this reason, the department involves many different roles and a variety of tasks that need to be smoothly carried out during pre-production.
Costume Assistants take care of lots of smaller, daily, or last-minute tasks to help Costume Designers complete their job with the best possible result. This entry-level job is also the perfect way to kickstart a career in the Costume Department.
Costume Assistants help Costume Designers break down the script, in order to identify all the costumes needed by different characters throughout the story. They also assist in research into clothing styles, design and fabrication methods.
What is a Costume Designer?
Any film, TV or Video production has its specific aesthetics and particular looks that comply with the setting of the story being represented. Along with the scenography, and the appearance of the actors, their clothes must be spot on as well.
Here is where Costume Designers play their role, designing, creating, buying or hiring all costumes to be worn by the cast.