The Indie Guide to Costuming the Cast

Enhancing Your Film Stitch By Stitch
Hosted by Terra "TMo" Patterson

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Terra "TMo" Patterson

Webinar hosted by: Terra "TMo" Patterson

Costume and Wardrobe Professional

Terra “TMo” Patterson is a Costume and Wardrobe professional, having worked as a PA, Costumer, Costume Designer and Wardrobe Supervisor for various productions, TV series, short films, features, and live events such as Homeland and South of Hell (with creator of Dexter, James Manos, Jr)!. She has also been sought after for her styling for celebrities and organizations as: Tia Brewer and Sweet Pete’s Candy. Terra’s love of working in the TV and film is a growing endeavor as she writes and explores other aspects of the industry. She also enjoys crafting, and sewing. Full Bio »

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Learn directly from Terra “TMo” Patterson, Indie Costume Professional, who has honed her skills on various productions, TV series, short films, features, and live events such as Homeland and South of Hell (with creator of Dexter, James Manos, Jr)!

In this Stage 32 Next Level Webinar, host Terra Patterson will discuss how costume serves the story and how to costume your cast. This webinar will give you a better understanding of how you can use costume to enhance your characters and what to do in the pre-production, production and post production phases for the costuming process.

Special perks you will leave this webinar with:

  • A Costume Pre-production, Production and Post Production Duty Chart
  • Costume Kit Shopping List
  • Costume Set Bag Shopping List
  • Costume Paperwork Templates
  • Costume Department “ Life Hacks”
  • Money and Time saving tips
  • And more!

Terra Patterson has worked as as a Costume Designer, Costume Assistant, Costumer and Costume PA, recent credits include Homeland, the acclaimed Showtime Series; Lincoln's Last Day, a Smithsonian Documentary; South of Hell with creator of Dexter, James Manos, Jr; and Parallel Chords, the acclaimed short film starring Bjorn Johnson. She has also dressed some well known and beloved actors, such as Salli Richardson Whitfield, Barry Corbin, Loretta Devine, Lynn Whitfield and Victoria Rowell.

What You'll Learn

  • How to set up the Costume Department.
  • Tips on building and sharing your Costume inspirations and visions.
  • A brief overview of the business and budget side of Costuming.
  • An overview of how to breakdown the script for Costume.
  • How to build a Costume Binder.
  • How to build a Costume Continuity Binder.
  • How to do fittings.
  • How to work with actors and background actors.
  • How the Costume Department interacts with other departments.
  • Recorded, in-depth Q&A with Terra!

About Your Instructor

Terra “TMo” Patterson is a Costume and Wardrobe professional, having worked as a PA, Costumer, Costume Designer and Wardrobe Supervisor for various productions, TV series, short films, features, and live events such as Homeland and South of Hell (with creator of Dexter, James Manos, Jr)!. She has also been sought after for her styling for celebrities and organizations as: Tia Brewer and Sweet Pete’s Candy. Terra’s love of working in the TV and film is a growing endeavor as she writes and explores other aspects of the industry. She also enjoys crafting, and sewing.

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Reviews Average Rating: 4.5 out of 5

  • This was a very well thought out presentation and I appreciated Terra's step by step process. I have been doing wardrobe work, as well as casting, producing and writing for Indie films in MA. I loved fashion as a kid and enjoy working with actors and seeing the transformation of actors in costume. I am looking to branch out and work in NYC and other locations. Thanks, Terra! Cheers, Dee

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