9 October 2017
This course will enable you to be proficient in the application of specialised make-up for theatrical and media purposes. You will have the opportunity to create a totally unique example of make-up artistry or simulated injury special effect.
Our next course will focus on learning Halloween Makeup.
You will gain an understanding of the big difference between a special effects make-up kit and a catwalk make-up kit. Multiple chemicals will be used, so there will be a need for skin sensitivity tests.
A health and safety quiz will be completed regarding contra‐indications (skin conditions which prevent or restrict the use of media make‐up).
Film and television clips showing the use of special effect makeup will be used to show examples of what can be achieved. Production scripts, camera set-ups and lighting considerations will be explored, as in the makeup profession there’s not only the need to know what make-up to apply.
Hands-on activities will give you multiple ways to practice and review makeup materials. Bruising and scarring techniques will be demonstrated, and there will be an introduction to three simulated injury techniques: wax and gelatine used to simulate a wound, and liquid latex to simulate ageing and burns.
You will use makeup templates to create a unique design, a makeup morgue (mood-board of design ideas) and put what you have learnt into practice to create your designs. Photographic evidence of practical work will be collected through the process and must be provided to complete the course.
- Follow health, safety and hygiene procedures
- Be able to prepare model and work area for special effects make-up
- Demonstrate the practical skill and capability to effectively blend special effects make-up
- Prepare makeup sketches
- Incorporate the principles of makeup artistry into design
No previous knowledge required.
8 weeks, 6 pm – 9 pm
£216 course fee
Note, additional cost for kit also applies (approx. £50)