Written by an industry veteran with 40 years of experience on many mainstream costume dramas, Costume Design 101, 2nd Edition is a follow-up to the very successful first edition, used by students and professionals alike. The second edition has kept all the essential information while adding new chapters on personal marketing and breaking into the business – a “must have” for anyone serious about the profession of Costume Designer.
This book takes readers by the hand and leads them, step by step, through the process of becoming a professional Costume Designer for film and television.
Starting with how to get into the business, conduct interviews, make costume presentations to producers and directors, break down scripts for requirements and budgets, hire and run costume departments, engage in manufacture, work with rental companies, and run on-set production, this book demystifies the design process for the creative Costume Designer.
“Richard has structured his book from an insider’s point of view – a rare glimpse of what it takes, step by step, to achieving your goals in the costume industry. A road map to success from a true master of the craft.”
— Toby M. Bronson, Set Costumer, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Aviator, Deadwood
“The information in this book is both true and valuable, and anyone who reads it has access to years of the kind of mentorship that has largely vanished from our industry.”
— Edward Marks, President, Western Costume Company
“Richard loves his craft and it shows in every line. He has given us a comprehensive, step-by-step analysis of the Costume Designer’s work. Of great value to both the
interested amateur and the budding professional.”
— John Bloomfield, Costume Designer, The Mummy, Waterworld, The Scorpion King
Richard La Motte has worked in the film industry for 40 years. His career includes credits as Writer, Producer, Director, Technical Advisor, Storyboard Artist, and
AVAILABLE JANUARY 20th 2010