Wednesday, October 19, 2011

High Fashion Photo Shoot & Foam Latex

The week began with the word 'red carpet', it was bold, beautiful and new. Everybody explored various colours through a Catwalk Makeup - where anything goes.

We were lucky enough to have a catch up day to complete our mustaches. Surprisingly within a couple of hours everyone had their heads down, music on and individual hair knots underway. It was a long day but I was pleased to hit my mark on making the half way point, with the fine film lace and perfectly placed hair strands.

What an opportunity to have a professional photo shoot. It was fast paced and an adrenaline rushed day. Matt the photographer was fantastic, he took in our individual designs and ideas to make each make-up look diverse and the best it possibly could. It was such a pleasure working with him and his professional standards. Thanks also to our great models.

Then it was time for our first foam latex run for our prosthetic pieces. Nick took us through the crucial process in mixing products within a specific time frame, having controlled room temperatures and the efficiency you must have to be able to produce the greatest result. This process was all new to the group and we were all very involved, the first run worked out quite well.

The second half of the day was experimenting with airbrushing. For some of us this was the first time ever using the brilliant makeup tool of an airbrush. I couldn't get enough of it, experimenting with shapes, sizes and of course, colour. With the varied amounts of pressure you applied to the trigger, you were able to achieve different tonal and textured effects. I can say that I can’t wait to explore this further and the purchase of an airbrush is next on my list.

Rachel Jade - Student