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The Makeup Artist Handbook

Techniques for Film, Television, Photography, and Theatre, 2nd Edition

By Gretchen Davis, Mindy Hall

© 2012 – Focal Press

320 pages

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Paperback: 9780240818948
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About the Book

Get professional techniques usually known only by Hollywood makeup artists in this full-color, comprehensive book from accomplished makeup pros Gretchen Davis and Mindy Hall. The two come to you with impressive backgrounds in film and television industries--their projects have included Pearl Harbor, Rent, Stuart Little, and The Nanny Diaries, and Mindy Hall is fresh off her Academy Award win for her work on 2009's Star Trek. This new edition of The Makeup Artist Handbook offers even more illustrations to demonstrate techniques visually; fundamentals on topics such as beauty, time periods, black and white film; and up-to-date information on cutting-edge techniques like air brushing makeup for computer-generated movies, makeup effects, mold-making, lighting, and lots of information on how to work effectively in HD.

Learn from the pros and hone your craft with this comprehensive book.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 SHAPES

Chapter 2 THE BODY

Chapter 3 COLOR

Chapter 4 LIGHTING

Chapter 5 TECH STUFF
Blue, Green ,White Screens, Monitors, Camera, Script Breakdown

Color Theory & Mixing, Skin Tones, Foundations, Concealers, High Lights & Contour, Blending

Natural, Spot Painting, Beauty, Brow Shaping, Glam, Eye Lashes, Men & Children, Covering Tattoo's, 5 o'clock Shadow, Body Makeup, Sun Protection

Chapter 8 DESIGN
Designing Looks, Blocking out Eye Brows, Face Lifts, Old Age Stipple, Temp. Tattoo's, Contact Lens, Teeth, Bald Caps

Chapter 9 HAIR
Lace pieces, Hand Laying

Chapter 10 AIR BRUSH

Chapter 11 EFFECTS

Chapter 12 HOW TO BE A PRO

About the Authors

Gretchen Davis resides in San Francisco working as a freelance Makeup Artist, and writer for the entertainment industry. She is highly sought after to work with high profile clients in film, television, and digital media as a personal or department head. Some of her clients include Sony, Paramount, Disney, DreamWorks, Universal, Electronic Arts, Pixar and ILM. She has keyed projects like Feature Film Milk, On the Road, and NBC's Trauma. Department Headed Films like Hemingway &Gellhorn with HBO, and political drama Knife Fight. Gretchen Co Authored "The Makeup Artist Handbook? distributed World Wide by Focal Press and published by Elsevier in March 2008. The book is critical acclaimed as a must have for the working Makeup Artist. She is a member of I.A.T.S.E. Local 706, Makeup Artists and Hairstylists, Hollywood. As an Instructor, she creatively designed a makeup program for The Academy of Art University in SF. Today she continues to enjoy a successful career as a freelance Makeup Artist, Instructor, and writer. Her blog is an educational web site for anybody working in the entertainment industry.
Mindy Hall's over 26 years of professional experience as a makeup artist, and her career spans film, television, photography, and theatre. She won an Academy Award for her work on 2009 film Star Trek.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / General