Friday, June 15, 2012

Prosthetic Characters

Group shots.

All the costumes were sourced or made by the students as well.

Prosthetic Application 1

Make-up Effects Group Master Classes wish to thank all the models and make-up assistants that helped out our talented students get through their PROSTHETIC APPLICATION day.

As you can see they created some wonderful characters.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

A New Start

What a great start to the New Year! Week 1 began with introductions and getting to know one another. Louise explained our very busy schedules, it’s a little daunting but we are all very excited.

We received our make-up kits and our inner child came out when we got our hands on them, labeling them took some time but is essential as we all have the exact same kit.

Starting to use our kits, we got to know the products a little better. We practiced on each other, using both grease and liquid foundation, lipsticks, eye shadows, blush, eyeliner and mascara. And turned each other in to (UMMM) let’s just call them master pieces!

We were lucky enough to go out into the workshop and see the amazing work being done by all the technicians for a new movie… ssshhh… I can’t say any more than that!

Showing Nick our prosthetic references for our characters, we were out in the workshop to start our prosthetic sculpts for 2 days... wow!!!

Kim Weeks – Student

Monday, December 12, 2011

Short Film - Thank You

A HUGE thank you to Louise, Nick and your brilliant team of makeup artists.

The makeup made up a big part of the characters in the film and your team pulled it off brilliantly. I am beyond thrilled with the way all the clowns and judges looked - as were the actors.

Everyone was an absolute dream to work with. They are an easy-going, fun but professional group. Nothing was too much trouble. Couldn't have asked for anything more!

Project Top Clown

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Prosthetic Application Day

Congratulations Rachel, Natalie, Tina & Nicci. Wonderful work.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Prosthetics - Clowns & Demons

Congratulations Adrien, Lana & Sherri. Wonderful work - hope you are proud of your first prosthetic make-up - from sculpture to application.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Continuity, Blow-Drys & Airbrushing

We left the bald caps and moustaches behind this week in order to master the art of continuity. With scripts in toe we read, re-read, highlighted, made notes and prepared questions that we would take into a pre-production meeting. We then prepared our continuity sheets detailing the make-up styles and effects required for each scene. Continuity was not everyone’s cup of tea, but an important skill for any make-up artist.

Tanya returned for our final hair class before the exam…(insert scary music). In order to recap and best prepare us, it was time to turn the clocks back and perfect a full body blow-dry. Everything from seamless sectioning to styling was fine-tuned. From here we took our blow-dry into a 1920’s modern contemporary up-style, with the classic Marcel Waves a must.

It was finally time to remove our training wheels and start airbrushing our hero prosthetic pieces. Slowly but surely in amongst the flying paint and noodling our characters began to emerge. Not long now until application day!

Natalie Di Risio - Student