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Thursday, February 26, 2009

We just got a hot tip we wanted to share

The Mirvish Bookstore on 596 Markham Street in Toronto is closing it's doors, forever.

Catering to an artistic crowd for over 30 years, the bookstore carried books on the visual arts: art, photography, architecture and design.

Saturday February 28th at 6 p.m is closing time on the last day to shop and visit this landmark in Mirvish Village.

Directions: One block west of Bathurst just south of Bloor Street in Mirvish Village. The Bathurst stop on the Bloor Subway line has an exit onto Markham Street on the north side of Bloor.

CAFTCADEMY Instructors Confirmed

We are pleased to confirm the following instructors for our upcoming seminar series.

Friday March 6

The Art of Cinematography • Derek Vanlint

Saturday March 7

Breakdown • Marjorie Fielding

Research - Traditional to Digital • Martha Mann & Luis Sequeira

Budgeting • Ruth Secord

Measuring the body • Marvin Schlichtling

The Art of Fitting • Darci Cheyne

Sunday March 8

Resum├ęs & Portfolios • Karin Martin

Reels & the web • Hector Herrera
Hector Herrera is the Creative Director for The Studio Upstairs, the post and design company under the Creative Post Umbrella.

Costume Illustration • Catherine Trembley

Catherine Trembley, instructor at George Brown College, has over 10 years industry experience with fashion illustration, product development and graphic design related projects.

An Introduction to 20th Century Hats • Loreen Lightfoot.
Last day to Register for CAFTCADEMY is Noon, Monday March 2nd (one week from today!)
Cheques are to be made payable to CAFTCAD and can be mailed or dropped off during business hours, Monday to Friday at our office address on the left.
If you require more information, please email us at

Sunday, February 8, 2009


CAFTCAD is very proud to present CAFTCADEMY,
A weekend of Film Costume Seminars with subjects to interest all those in the Wardrobe Community.

Friday March 6, Saturday March 7, and Sunday March 8
at Filmport, 225 Commisioners Street, Toronto, Ontario.

Topics include working with a D.O.P, how to make a reel, build and present your portfolio, fundamentals of fitting, aging, researching, budgeting and much more.

Lunch will be provided for those who enroll in the whole weekend or purchase day passes. Single seminars are also available.

With great thanks to Filmport and our talented instructors, we've managed to bring this series in at an amazing first time value to both our members and the community. Prices ranging from $100 for Members for the whole weekend to single seminars starting at $20, this is an amazing and rare opportunity to meet and learn from some of our industry's best.

Further info. on registration and details are available by request from
For questions regarding joining CAFTCAD as a member, please email
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Registration is limited so book early!

*NOTE: Visa and Mastercard may be used only when you call 416-531-2591 during regular business hours.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Friends of Chris Howard

Memorial for Chris Howard, aka 'Howie'

A Memorial service will be held this Saturday, February 7th in honour of our dearly departed friend Chris.

The service will be held at
Filmport, 225 Commissioners St. Toronto, ON. Stage #3, beginning at 1 pm.

His sparkling smile will be greatly missed to all those had the joy of knowing him.

Obituary from the Toronto Star available at