Posts Tagged ‘film makeup’

February 26, 2013 8:00 pm

Looking for Movie Makeup Schools?

Are you looking for movie makeup schools? Well, our Master Makeup Artistry course offers additional units on makeup for television, film, and high-definition media. It’s a great way to get a head start in this exciting industry. After all, makeup for film is very different than everyday makeup, or makeup for special events.

The most important task of the movie makeup artist is to create believable characters that are meaningful to the audience – whether the audience loves the character, or loves to hate him, a huge part of the character’s success depends on the makeup artist’s skill.

One thing you’ll learn in this unit is that when it comes to film, continuity is key. That means the makeup you choose for a particular character can’t noticeably change from one scene to the next – unless the scene requires it. This can be especially difficult during complicated filming schedules. Most films are not shot chronologically, from beginning to end. It’s the makeup artist’s job to keep detailed records, with product lists and photographs, of what makeup application each actor is wearing during what scene. There’s a lot more to it than you might think!

In the movies, the audience will notice every detail of an actor’s face – especially during an intense close-up scene. That means that the makeup artist on set needs to be aware of every little detail. If the makeup begins to fade, it needs to be touched up immediately. Details can also contribute to the overall mood of a scene. A dab of glycerine on the lip, for example, will make it seem like your actor is sweating in a stressful situation.

These tips just begin to scratch the surface of the film makeup you’ll learn in the Master Makeup Artistry course. There’s so much to learn!