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1st Edition

The Technique of the Professional Make-Up Artist

ISBN 9780240802176
Published July 17, 1995 by Routledge
304 Pages

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Book Description

A classic in its field since its original publication, The Technique of the Professional Make-Up Artist is now revised, updated and paperback for a new generation of professionals. This encyclopedic resource covers all of the current studio make-up methods and lab techniques, with text and art contributions from some of the leading experts in the industry.

The author explains clearly and precisely the differing approaches to stage-lit, audience-attended television taping; studio-lit, no-audience taping; live television with natural outdoor lighting; live stage make-up ; and the innumerable techniques and methods of film make-up. In addition to detailing the basic, day-to-day 'paint and powder' procedures that are the bulk of any professional make-up artist's work. He also describes exciting new visual effects that can be achieved using puppetry, digital computing, and electronic coloration. Included in this paperback edition are:
* Revised make-up charts for men and women
* New special effects make-up photographs
* New information on contact lenses and dental work
* Updated information on film types
* Revised appendices.

Vincent J R Kehoe has been working in the professional make-up field since 1940. He has been in charge of make-up for more than 3000 major television, film, and stage productions, and was head of the make-up departments for CBS-TV in New York and the NBC Hallmark Hall of Fame series. His previous books include Special Make-Up Effects (Focal Press), The Technique of Film and Television Make-Up, and Photographic Make-Up for Stills and Movies, and he has written several articles on advanced make-up research for the Journal of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE). As president and director of the Research Council of Make-Up Artists since 1963, Mr Kehoe designed and produced the entire Color Process line of RMCA Professional Products. He lives in Somis, CA.

Table of Contents

Preface; BACKGROUND AND BASICS: An approach to professional make-up artistry; Screen and stage production methods; Mediums and colour relationships; The make-up department; Make-up products and the kit; Conclusion to Part I - a lesson for learning; BEAUTY MAKE-UP: Faces and their structures; Straight make-up; Personal revitalization techniques; Conclusion to Part II - the right make-up; CHARACTER MAKE-UP: Age with make-up; Racial and national aspects; Period and historical characters; Special and popular characters; Conclusion to Part III - dedication; LABORATORY TECHNIQUES: Casting and moulding; Latex and plastic appliances; Special effects; HAIR GOODS AND THE HAIR KIT: Types of hairs and their uses; Application techniques; Appendices; Selected bibliography; Index.

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