An introductory guide for students learning professional make-up, hairdressing and wardrobe skills and `front of camera' professionals needing an understanding of the techniques.
Written by an experienced professional, this manual offers a step-by step approach for the complete beginner with diagrams to show procedures for a variety of make-up effects, from corrective and character make-up, to period dramas, special effects and prosthetics. It describes the skills required of the job, introduces special make-up products and how to apply them for different effect and sets the context for the make-up artist's role, by considering technical requirements such as lighting, camerawork and chroma-key backgrounds.
Table of Contents
Working in the Media; Working in Studios; Working on Location; Technical Operations; Preparation for production; Job opportunities; Make-up skills; Working with hair; Hairdressing skills; Working with wigs; Special effects; Prosthetics; Taking a life cast of face or body; Costume department skills; How to get started; Further Reading; Glossary
Jan Musgrove has over 30 years experience in make-up for a variety of television and film productions ranging from feature films to period dramas and commercials. Formerly a professional make-up trainer for the BBC she is now a freelance trainer running courses and workshops. She set up and directed the School of Make-up and Design, a three month course for people wishing to further their career in make-up for television and film as well as the TVS School of Make-up and Hair Design.
"If you are a beginner after a succinct point of call, pop this manual in your bag as a point of reference as it will take you through the basics and equip you with a useful overview of the industry."