COSTUME DESIGN FOR FILM

This unique, professional costume design workshop is designed for individuals with a passion for Costume Design, Fashion, Design and filmmaking in general. It provides you with a very unique opportunity to gain first hand Costume Design experience under Fernanda’s expert guidance.

“I enjoy teaching at afilm because it’s a creative work space where harmony and collaboration reign, where we always learn from one another, it’s like forming part of a grand family, where everyone works towards the very best result.”Fernanda Carrillo Arredondo
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What’s on offer

The workshop is fast, intensive and absorbing. Our key goal is to give students the tools, the mindset and the support they need to work in the real world. By the end of the workshop, students will have evolved professionally, worked with an industry leader, have professional costume design experience and footage for their portfolio/ showreel.

Venezuelan Costume Designer Fernanda Carrillo Arredondo leads this 5 day workshop on the Art and Craft of Costume Design. The workshop is designed for fashion students, designers and cinema professionals who wish to gain insight into the world of Costume Design, specifically for film.

“In Costume Design, you’ll find an essential tool which will breath life into characters and reinforce the film’s concept.”Fernanda Carrillo
afilm Costume Designer Fernanda Carrillo
About the instructor?

With a degree in Fashion Design from Bau, Centro Universitario de Diseño de Barcelona, Fernanda has joined the film industry in Barcelona after first exploring a career in Fashion. She’s collaborated on several afilm projects, including the feature film projects The Afterglow (Sitges International Film Festival 2014), The Forsaken (Sitges International Film Festival 2015) and the upcoming, Enclosed.

What will you get out of it?
  • You will learn to conceptualize and reenforcing each character’s personality though Costume Design, for cinema, advertising and television.
  • You will learn a brief introduction to the History of Fashion.
  • You will learn how to analyze each character, prepare a breakdown
  • You will organize communication/ collaboration with the project’s director and production designer.
  • During the workshop, you will apply the theory learned in the shooting of a Fashion Motion Editorial (a short film exploring a fashion brand), where students will be asked to prepare characters with their costume codes, moodboards and communication files for other departments.
Fernanda Carrillo at afilm
What will you be doing?
  • Visit to the Fashion Museum in Barcelona, History of Fashion tour
  • Screening and Analysing an exemplary film through Costume Design
  • Fashion Motion Editorial FME project presentation
  • 2 days preparation for the FME project, including development of characters/ personalities, moodboards and communication files
  • Exploring the tools of the trade
  • Shoot FME project
“As no other, Fernanda knows how to combine colours, textures and volumes, resulting in original and cutting edge designs. Her approach allows an actor to establish the character and the internal story without the need of a single word.”GIOVANNI SMETS (Belgium)
“Fernanda is an absolute pro, her designs and concepts really help bring characters to life, immediately giving them an aesthetic identity. Learning from her has been such a thrill. I would love to work with her in the future on one of my projects!”Ian Breeds (UK)