Friday, August 14, 2009


We headed off to Channel 2 to see how a television station operates. After our lesson on Chroma Key it was interesting to show the students the importance of not using certain colours in our make-ups and to be aware that the hair doesn’t have any ‘fly-aways’, as they will stand up and make a haze around the head.

It was great to speak to the make-up artists there and get them to talk to the students about their make-up routine.

Following this was our trip to the AFTRS, to familiarize ourselves with the environment before we start to work on their short films.

We continued with our design work and focused on the film CLEOPATRA. We looked at art reference and the breakdown of the ‘Egyptian’ look - using strong gold, blue and green on the eyes and trying to achieve a realistic heavy pigmented body and face coverage, utilizing several types of bases.

Shirley, one of our overseas work experience students created this cool conceptual prosthetic sculpture.