Q&A: Costume Student, Natasha Lopez works on Netflix costumes
At The Northern School of Art our students have had some spectacular opportunities to work on exciting tv and film sets, to make costumes for jaw dropping productions, to assist some of the top photographers in the business at Fashion Week, plus SO much more! Placements and work experience is one of the most important things to explore as a creative student – you are able to see a day in the life of someone with your dream job, get incredible advice and contacts and also decide whether that’s actually something you want to do in your budding career! We caught up with Costume degree student Natasha Lopez who recently scored work experience with Netflix smash show, The English Game.
See our Q&A with Natasha below;
1. How did you manage to get this show stopping placement on a Netflix show? I managed to get my placement through a friend of a friend. I was asked if I wanted to do some daily work over the summer for a Netflix TV Series and if so send my CV to the Costume Crowd Supervisor. I was based across the North West of England in Bolton, Manchester and Liverpool. I did a total of 12 days. 2 of those days preparing the costumes ready for set the following week which involved alterations, washing and ironing. The other 10 days mainly consisted of dressing the extras and ensuring continuity was kept throughout filming. 2. How was it working on an exciting film set? Working on a TV set was extremely exciting, it was interesting to see how what goes on behind the screen! Whilst working there I learnt that this is definitely the industry I want to for work for in the future. 3. Have you enjoyed your time studying Costume Interpretation with Design so far at The Northern School of Art? I have really enjoyed my time studying at The Northern School of Art, it has allowed me to develop so many skills I would have never had the opportunity to develop from other universities. 4. What's your advice to anyone thinking of studying a degree in Costume at The Northern School of Art? My advice for someone thinking of studying at The Northern School of Art is that you should definitely come and study here if you have a passion for the subject you are studying!