European Film Academy Masterclasses aka EFA masterclasses is a new training program in the framework of Creative Gate. Intended for film professionals, art department students and those interested in costume design, production design, make up, hair, visual effects, fashion and much more. For these masterclasses Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event has partnered up with European Film Academy who will help to bring to Tallinn talented and awarded EFA winners. The masterclasses are curated by Graziella Bildesheim.
Out of Fashion / Fashion versus Costume
Masterclass by Stefanie Bieker
November 25, 2019 11:00-12:00
Estonian Academy of Arts Building, Põhja puiestee 7
Let us talk about fashion design versus costume design for film on the basis of two selected examples: Lore by Cate Shortland, a period film set in the end of WWII and Pelican Blood by Katrin Gebbe, set in the present.
The term “costume” comes from the Latin word “consuetudo” which means habit or custom, the usual look and feel of clothes.
Costumes designed for film, however, can be understood as clothes “emancipated” from everyday attire and fashion with a new intrinsic value. By transferring and modifying codes of fashion the costume design is able to create and define a character in a new social, cultural and historical context.
In contrast to fashion design, where the sketches usually postulate a standardized body, costumes are designed to help the actor create an individual character as described by the script. A character with certain inner traits who relates to an ensemble of other individuals and the world created by the production design of the film. Therefore, although costumes may not be confused with everyday clothes, they are non-readable without fashion codes. So please feel invited to join my hunt for the “right” costume on garrets, in workshops, factories and fashion discounters.
Following a dress maker training at the Residenztheater, Munich, and graduation from Hamburg’s University of Applied Sciences with a degree in costume design and workshop management, Stefanie Bieker began to work as a costume designer for film and television in 1994. Since then she has worked on many feature films and TV movies, specializing in costumes of the last century with an emphasis on WWII costumes.
The intent of the masterclass is to understand how to create a character from reading and interpretation of the script, the dialogue with the director and the other departments, what is really possible do for make-up, special make-up and hair get as close as possible to the digital concept. Physical tests on the actors and the search of reference.
Dalia Colli is born on 23 May 1976 in Livorno (Italia) and graduated Decoration at Academy of Beauty Arts in Florence and after getting her degree she started working in a special make up Laboratory in Rome. In 2018 won the David di Donatello and EFA for Dogman Matteo Garrone‘s movie, in couple with the special make up designer Lorenzo Tamburini.
Daniela Tartari is a hair stylist and known for her work on Dogman (2018), La pazza gioia (2016) and Broken Embraces (2009)
Masterclass by Peter Hjorth
November 25,2019 15:00-16:30
Fotografiska Tallinn, Telliskivi 60a-8
Complex visual effects have become affordable for art films with low budgets. The rapid rise of digital techniques in recent years has led to an increasing involvement of VFX experts in script development and has allowed filmmakers to venture into new areas of cinematic storytelling. Peter gives an insight into his visionary work, examines the paradigm shift in VFX why the better a job as a production VFX supervisor he does, the less time he spends on post-production.
Peter Hjorth is a VFX specialist and long-time employee of Lars von Trier. As a VFX supervisor he has worked on the ground-breaking visual effects for from Dancer in the Dark (2000) till The House That Jack Built (2018). In 2018, he was awarded the European Film Award for Best Visual Effects for Ali Abbasis Un Certain Regard winner Border.
All masterclasses accessible with Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event accreditation or Daily Ticket