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Makeup Artist For Film And Television - Beginners Crash Course

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Topics include illustration, design, photography, and more

Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      Lesson01: Introduction


    • 2.

      Lesson02: The Script


    • 3.

      Lesson03: Start Creating Characters And Develop Progression


    • 4.

      Lesson04: Makeup Tests


    • 5.

      Lesson05: Doing Makeup On Set


    • 6.

      Lesson06: Being An On Set Standby


    • 7.

      Lesson07: Keeping Continuity


    • 8.

      Lesson08: Special Effects Makeup


    • 9.

      Lesson09: Wrapping It All Up At The End


    • 10.

      Lesson10: Thank You For Watching


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So you have this itch to work in the Film and TV industry as a make-up artist, but you don't know where to start and how to take on the whole process.. By the end of this course, you will know how the process of being a Make-up Artist works. This course can also be very useful to actors and other crew members to understand the work your make-up department does for you. 

This course consists of the following lessons:

  • The script. How to do a script breakdown for the Makeup & Hair Department and why
  • How to start creating characters and how to develop individual character progression
  • Makeup tests, why they are important
  • Onset Set work - doing makeup on set and what that entails.
  • Being an “On Set” standby and what is expected of you
  • Keeping Continuity throughout the shoot and Constant referral process
  • Special Effects Makeup
  • Wrapping it all up at the end

We truly hope that you will enjoy this course and that it gives you an understanding of what goes into being a make-up artist on set and how to properly execute all the stages thereof.

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1. Lesson01: Introduction: Hi, I'm front, so admire, and I am a hair and makeup artists from South Africa. I've been in the South African film industry for the past 13 years. I'm a passion for phone that came after us so much. Phone nightmare on Elm Street. I was completely mesmerized by the special effects make-up. And from then on, I decided that is exactly what I want to do. As such. I studied makeup and was amazing, obsessed by her makeup could be used to change a person's look and how to create different characters. From here I've made a successful career of enhancing, changing, styling people's faces, not only for the big and small screen, but also in the fashion and corporate markets. Suddenly. Thank you for explaining it needs yourself in the front wheels. Would be useful features. What are the food or food court said? Today? I'm going to be talking about makeup and hair for phone. And the basic principles needed to do an excellent job for film and television. In this course, I will be answering the following topics to give you a clear understanding of what exactly it is I do and say what my duties are and how I fit into a dynamic magical chain of filmmaking. The script, how to do a script back down for the makeup and hair department. And why? How to start creating characters and how to develop individual character progression, makeup tastes, and why they are important. Unsaved work doing megaphones sit and what that entails being an onset sandbox and what is expected of you. Keeping continuity throughout the shoot and the constant referral process, special effects make-up, wrapping it all up at the end. So buckle up creatives, you're in for a ride. 2. Lesson02: The Script: First and foremost, it is important the scripts are received, read, reread, long in advance. Pre-production is key. This is the most important part of the preparation process. This is your Bible for the entire sheet. It is important to pay close attention to what is happening in every scene. The reason for this is that you need to figure out the journey of each character from start to finish. The best way to do that is to highlight the action in your script and pool that action into the breakdown. But more about this in the next video, how to start creating characters and how to develop individual character progression. How to do a breakdown? Firstly, one must start with the same numbers, location of each thing, whether it's interior or exterior, and who is in the scene. Once you have the basics down, you can start by adding a description of what happens in the scene. The script will indicate what has to happen with a character in each scene. And that is your starting point. 3. Lesson03: Start Creating Characters And Develop Progression: Once you have your breakdown done, you can start your character creation and each development for the entire sheet. It is important that you do loads of research as this will help with the character design. The script and the director will normally tell you who the character is and what they will be doing in the story. With that information, you can start creating. 4. Lesson04: Makeup Tests: Now this is where the fun starts. The makeup test process is very important. This is the time to see you cause their skin, skin tone and also find out what they are allergic to. Play around with color, textures and also having a chat with your cost because they also have an idea of what the character would look like with your breakdowns and your research, you will be able to create characters described in the script. Finally, you'll start with a foundation, color. Matching. The foundation is most important as camera will pick up if it's wrong. Also, the texture of the foundation is important. Natural looking skin is the best for camera. A foundation is too thick. It will be obvious when choosing colors to add on to the face, you need to think of what the story is. You went to tau and the emotional state of your character. If you use dark colors, you're telling a story of mystery. Neutral colors are more relatable. Bright colors is for fun, energetic characters. Hair. When deciding on hairstyles, you need to think about what is needed. What will the character be doing during the scene and where he or she is going to. Now the makeup and hair taste is important to do during reproduction, as this will save a lot of time and provincialized during shapes. Okay. 5. Lesson05: Doing Makeup On Set: Being unset is the part of it all your preparation comes together from doing the breakdown to the makeup and hair tastes. From this point, you're going to establish a character on screen. Once you establish your character, you'll need to remember what you have done and products used. My advice would be to always refer back to your makeup tastes and the notes you took on the day. 6. Lesson06: Being An On Set Standby: Being a standby on set for the makeup department is a very intense part of the job. Because you need to make sure that the actors look exactly the same throughout the scene. You will also need to make sure that you take many pictures of the scene as you will need to match the look on a different day. Doing touch ups and refreshing the makeup is important because the actors will sweat and will rub their faces. 7. Lesson07: Keeping Continuity: Continuity scheme, taking pictures and making is the most important part for keeping continuity on state. This will help the head of department in remembering what happened onset as the head of department isn't always unsafe to see what changes are good. 360 degree photos is of utmost importance for keeping continuity. Taking screenshots as the scene is happening will also aid in helping you keep continuity of hair and makeup. 8. Lesson08: Special Effects Makeup: Special effects make-up, I think is the most fun today. This is where you as an artist can really let your imagination go. From creating cuts, bruises, gunshots, Lester's scars, or decaying skin, to making prosthetic applications for more intense looks like creating a zombie, a devil with horns for an alien. Special effects make-up is most makeup artists favorite part of the job. Special effects makeup usually takes long to apply, so make sure you arrive on site well-prepared. My advice is to precast your applications a day before. 9. Lesson09: Wrapping It All Up At The End: At the end of the shoot day, it's very important to look off to your actor's skin because the amount of makeup used will affect the skin. Bubbles will appear or the skin can dry out. A little TLC goes along way and will keep your actor's skin happy. And that will make your job easier the next day. At the end of a job, always remember to keep your notes and continuity pictures for reference. If the production needs to do pick-ups or issues. 10. Lesson10: Thank You For Watching: And that brings us to the end of the course. Please be so kind to write, review, and share this course with your fellow filmmakers as it will help us to create more content for you in the future. I hope this video has been helpful and I wish you all the base and your film-making career have a beautiful day.