Jul 22 , 2020

HETV Learning Session - Costume Design

  • When: 22nd Jul 2020, 11:00-12:00
  • Organised by: ScreenSkills
  • Location: Online
  • Price: Free
  • Application deadline: 20/07/2020

ScreenSkills HETV Skills Fund are presenting a series of online industry expert led learning sessions, to support freelancers continue to develop their skills in the HETV industry during the Covid-19 crisis.

These interactive sessions focus on different HETV grades and departments and give participants knowledge, expertise and insights into the specific roles as well overviews of a some of the practical skills and processes from industry experts, as well as advice to help them further develop their career in HETV.

Costume Design – From Casualty to Doctor Who and everything in between is for freelancers working in the HETV industry, who are keen to learn more about costume design and the process behind putting together a style and look for a specific show. Our session experts will discuss the differences and similarities in running costume teams as well as understanding the process for the creative vision between a continuing drama and a high end TV drama, as well as providing insight into the key responsibilities, priorities and challenges of working in the costume department, whilst also offering advice to those seeking to progress their own career in costume design.

The session also allows time for a Q&A.

The session will be delivered by industry experts Tracey Ewen Powell and Ray Holman.

Tracey Ewen Powell has been a Series Costume Designer for 20 years, working on Bafta winning shows such as the highly popular series “The Bill’ and the long running, multi award winning and Guinness Record holding hospital drama ‘Casualty’.  She started her career as a dresser in the BBC London, and consider myself very lucky to have had the opportunity to work on both the Costume Dramas and light entertainment shows that the BBC are famous i.e. ‘Fortunes of War’, ‘The Singing Detective’, ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ ,’Lenny Henry’ and ‘Just Good Friends’

Ray Holman is an award-winning costume designer. Think of a critically acclaimed TV show and the chances are that Ray has worked his material magic on it: Fleabag, The Split, Broadchurch… And of course he’s not just designed for humans, but also for extra-terrestrials, including the world’s most famous alien, Doctor Who him/herself, creating the iconic outfits for the latest Doctor, Jodie Whittaker.