Sara Balestrieri
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Sara Balestrieri

Costume TraineeEdinburgh, United Kingdom
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Sara Balestrieri

Costume TraineeEdinburgh, United Kingdom
About me
I'm Sara Balestrieri, 2020 graduate in MFA Performance Costume at Edinburgh College of Art. I come from Italy, but I'm based in Edinburgh, Scotland. I designed costumes for different student productions and commercials. My goal now is to take the first steps into the Film Industry, at a professional level.
Projects
  • The Coat
    The CoatTHE COAT For the School of Health in Social Sciences of the University of Edinburgh, my colleagues Paloma del Valle, Vanna Paabor, Kyle Maenz and I realized a 3 meters coat in felt, wood, metal, and paper, with a metal and bamboo hanger, to present the school and tell the story of its members. The coat was exhibited at InSpace in Edinburgh in October 2019, with a publication of this long journey and the details of its realization.
  • Days of Night
    Days of Nighturing summer 2019, I started working as a costume designer on the project "Days of Night", a short movie realized by the master students of Kino Eyes. The film was shooted in October. I was in charge of styling the two characters with different looks and making three costumes. This project was shortlisted on the Female Film Fund and it has been chosen from a record 1300 applications to figure among the 11 finalists, all centered around strong women protagonists. The story is a fantastical comi
  • METAMORPHOSIS
    METAMORPHOSIS"Metamorphosis" is my personal project for my first year of master at ECA, University of Edinburgh. On the theme of the environmental issue, I created ten characters, telling the condition of women in our contemporary society -still seen as objects and linked to old stereotypes - with designs based on recycling and giving new life to trash. I realized two of the ten costumes, using just recycled materials and second-hand fabrics. The costumes took part in the annual costume show of the college.
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Projects credited in
  • NEW DESIGNERS 2020 - EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART: BA(Hons), MFA Performance Costume
    NEW DESIGNERS 2020 - EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART: BA(Hons), MFA Performance CostumeBA Hons Performance Costume & MFA Performance Costume The Performance Costume programme at Edinburgh College of Art, the University of Edinburgh offers specialist training in both costume design and costume making for stage and screen, with textiles, millinery, set design, drawing and computer skills embedded in the course. This combination of the creative and the practical provides students with a wide range of skills and a versatility that is highly respected by the industry. Performance cos
  • Edinburgh College of Art -School of  Design
    Edinburgh College of Art -School of DesignIn the School of Design we develop methods and approaches to people and culture that equip our students to design excellence into our lives. Our philosophy We are not just designing artefacts. By understanding the world around us, and understanding where design vision and ideas lie within a global context, we develop challenges to the way we live. Through a process of collaboration, we encourage students to build with us a collective philosophy of what design is and what it might become. Making connections Edinburgh is a world-leading centre of knowledge in science, engineering and innovation. The School of Design is developing a network of these key partners which will place the School at the forefront of research development. Our mission The studio and workshop environment in the School of Design is spectacular. Our staff are leading practitioners and theorists in their fields. We encourage our designers to create visions and identities that are both innovative and sustainable. We are educating not only problem-solvers but also opportunity-seekers. Our students will become the designers/thinkers/makers who will positively shape the world we inhabit.
  • Edinburgh College of Art
    Edinburgh College of ArtWelcome to Edinburgh College of Art ECA is a vibrant and creative community of students and academics: a place of experimentation, exploration, intellectual stimulation and exciting collaborations. We enjoy an international reputation for the quality of our teaching and research across the disciplines of art, design, architecture and landscape architecture, history of art and music. Tracing our history back to the 1770s, we remain at the forefront of teaching and research, ideally placed to engage with the challenges of the future. Our home within the University of Edinburgh makes us distinctive, offering many opportunities to benefit from the diverse range of expertise and resources associated with one of the world's leading academic institutions.
Work history
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    Costume DesignerKino Eyes
     - Edinburgh, United KingdomFreelance
    During summer 2019, I started working as a costume designer on the project "Days of Night", a short movie realized by the master students of Kino Eyes. The film was shooted in October. I styled two characters with different looks and made three costumes. This project was shortlisted on the Female Film Fund and it has been chosen from a record 1300 applications to figure among the 11 finalists, all centered around strong women protagonists.
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    Costume DesignerUniversity of Edinburgh
     - Edinburgh, United KingdomFreelance
    I designed the two costumes of the short movie "Crust" by Isabella Avery, a graduating animated film for the University of Edinburgh. The movie has been selected in different animated festivals.
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Skills
  • Costume
  • Costume Buying
  • Costume Maker
  • Costume Assistant
  • Costume Design
  • Costume Sourcing
Education
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    Edinburgh College of Art logo
    M.F.A Masters Fine Art Edinburgh College of Art
     - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Master in Performance Costume
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    Degree Film and TV ProductionScuola Holden
     - Italy
    Filmmaking Academy