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Makeup Artist

Mandy Elizabeth Makeup

Posts: 33

Luton, England, United Kingdom

WOW Benson .. thats a great photo... Well done

Feb 06 09 02:21 am Link

Photographer

Peter Buckley-Saxon

Posts: 1665

Halstead, England, United Kingdom

Agreed - excellent work in a difficult environment.

Feb 06 09 09:54 am Link

Makeup Artist

Aeni

Posts: 1969

Phoenix, Arizona, US

When will we read more about killer cheekbones?

Feb 07 09 02:06 am Link

Makeup Artist

Mandy Elizabeth Makeup

Posts: 33

Luton, England, United Kingdom

Will try and get to the Killer cheekbones tomorrow, as Im still snowed in.........

Feb 08 09 11:14 am Link

Makeup Artist

Mandy Elizabeth Makeup

Posts: 33

Luton, England, United Kingdom

Aeni
Just checked your port.........Tell us about  special effect makeup you have on there. its Brillant

Feb 08 09 11:16 am Link

Makeup Artist

Aeni

Posts: 1969

Phoenix, Arizona, US

Oh man - which one?  Some methods are simple and some may get others a little lost.

Feb 08 09 09:23 pm Link

Photographer

Scott Sullivan Photo

Posts: 1175

Royal Oak, Michigan, US

Aeni.

your port is AMAZING.....

I'm curious about your avatar. Klingon right?

S

Feb 09 09 11:14 am Link

Makeup Artist

Mandy Elizabeth Makeup

Posts: 33

Luton, England, United Kingdom

How about the guy with the cut arm and the foot.

Feb 09 09 11:14 am Link

Makeup Artist

Aeni

Posts: 1969

Phoenix, Arizona, US

SCS Photography wrote:
Aeni.

your port is AMAZING.....

I'm curious about your avatar. Klingon right?

S

Thank you smile - he's supposed to be an "Xmen Mutant".  It was the makeup I did for the International Makeup Artists Trade Show (IMATS) character makeup competition this past January in London.  8 people from all locations of the globe are selected to compete, are given so many random pieces and are told to "make it work" in 3 hours.  I wish a makeup reality tv show was like it...

Feb 09 09 11:48 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Aeni

Posts: 1969

Phoenix, Arizona, US

mandy spencer wrote:
How about the guy with the cut arm and the foot.

The cut arm requires knowledge on casting, sculpting, and making gelatin.  I'll do the foot first as it's easier to do.

http://modelmayhm-1.vo.llnwd.net/d1/photos/081213/19/49444cf51c3df_m.jpg

Ok this was made for a TV Pilot that was being shot on Red.  It's the new HD if you're in the film biz.  When we shot it, it was below 30F out and I had to apply it on location in the middle of the desert.  It's a gelatin and tissue build up with a mix of ICU and castor oil injected underneath.   The shot was to show this man pulling back his sock to show these as an extreme closeup.

What I did before I got on set was microwave the hell out of my Ben Nye scar fx gelatin and keep it within my jacket as I was driven to set.  I honestly didn't care if I got a burn as long as the reveal looked PERFECT. 

I first quickly did an underpainting of dark red/purple (Illustrator) where I wanted the blisters to be.  Then I peeled apart a kleenex and tore off the edges, tore it all into small workable pieces.  Took out my spatula, took out my gelatin and quickly began to lay down layers of gelatin, tissue, gelatin, tissue, gelatin.  It had to be transparent enough still - so it may have been as much as 2 layers.  It was cold enough so I didn't have to take a hairdryer to it to speed up the cool down.  I have a little "flavor injector" with an attachable needle that won't puncture skin which I filled with a little blood, then castor oil, a little more blood, etc.  I injected this in (didn't need a lot - try to leave less inside so it doesn't leak out) then "plugged it up" with a little more gelatin.  After than, I helped the actor get into position and we shot it in 1 take.

I did minimal powder - I only used Ben Nye Ash and Plains Dirt but was still left to look "gooey".  If you powder so the gelatin won't stick together but need it slicked, use KY Jelly.  It won't degrade the gelatin as there's no water in it.

Feb 10 09 12:07 am Link

Photographer

Scott Sullivan Photo

Posts: 1175

Royal Oak, Michigan, US

BUMP

Feb 10 09 01:17 pm Link

Photographer

Scott Sullivan Photo

Posts: 1175

Royal Oak, Michigan, US

Aeni wrote:

Thank you smile - he's supposed to be an "Xmen Mutant".  It was the makeup I did for the International Makeup Artists Trade Show (IMATS) character makeup competition this past January in London.  8 people from all locations of the globe are selected to compete, are given so many random pieces and are told to "make it work" in 3 hours.  I wish a makeup reality tv show was like it...

You guys should get tapes, and create a private Utube account to share with MM members.

This is GREAT stuff

Feb 10 09 01:18 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Aeni

Posts: 1969

Phoenix, Arizona, US

SCS Photography wrote:

You guys should get tapes, and create a private Utube account to share with MM members.

This is GREAT stuff

The problem is setting everything up to video.  I like to just "get to work"!

If you want to see the video though, here it is:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cD4Z2kLhzo

Feb 10 09 01:29 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Stephanie K Man

Posts: 104

New York, New York, US

aeni that is some awesome sfx work. are there any differences between sfx with the red and other HD digital cameras? i remember a sfx artist telling me HD cams pick up more red so he puts a little blue in the blood to make it more natural looking. i'm wondering if there are any differences in shooting with the red.

as for the list of discussion topics, they all sound really great. i have a lot of questions about the business side of being an mua, since it seems like you guys are trying to start a discussion, i'm just gonna throw a couple of them out there. any answers are welcomed.

1. for freelancers in the usa, i heard you don't have to file if you earned less than $600 from singular clients. is that true?

2. i recently did a test shoot with a photographer. i like the photos but i hate his retouching, what is a polite way to asked for the unretouched ones?

Feb 10 09 08:48 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Aeni

Posts: 1969

Phoenix, Arizona, US

Stephanie K Man wrote:
aeni that is some awesome sfx work. are there any differences between sfx with the red and other HD digital cameras? i remember a sfx artist telling me HD cams pick up more red so he puts a little blue in the blood to make it more natural looking. i'm wondering if there are any differences in shooting with the red.

Tbh - no idea. I asked if we would view dailies for the scene but didn't.  I'm only hearing that it all looks great to the director.  I'm crossing my fingers as ICU is very orange/red and I took my chances since it was low-level lighting and next to a fire.  When I finally see footage (by March supposedly) I'll let you know.

Feb 10 09 11:33 pm Link

Photographer

Scott Sullivan Photo

Posts: 1175

Royal Oak, Michigan, US

hey everyone, what is up today?

S

Feb 11 09 10:57 am Link

Photographer

Scott Sullivan Photo

Posts: 1175

Royal Oak, Michigan, US

well I'm not sure if this is welcome here or not. BUT feel free to delete me in it upsets anyone.

I'm working with 2 to 3 models on the LIST in West Branch, Mi. on Feb 26 'Thursday night around 4pm. so I was wondering if you have anyone looking for TFCD time to develope their port also?

The general theme is New York fashion at the Art Gallery. "featuring High Fashion Style" series at a small art gallery. It is not real flashy, but has some nice spots inside.

I've been unsuccessful in finding a MUA/Hairstylist who needs TFCD work for their port.

Our general theme is Flashy, Glitzy, and sexy edge. Guys in suits, girls in dresses.

ANY one in here still looking to develop their port, and interested in some TFCD work? and obtain some images for the contest?

I'm trying to arrange car pools so shared travel is a possibility.

let me know if this helps anyone here.

Scott.

Feb 11 09 11:49 am Link

Clothing Designer

Atelier Benson

Posts: 2010

Austin, Texas, US

I hope that everyonr had an awesome holiday!

Feb 15 09 08:42 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Stephanie May Artistry

Posts: 442

Lewistown, Pennsylvania, US

SCS Photography wrote:
well I'm not sure if this is welcome here or not. BUT feel free to delete me in it upsets anyone.

I'm working with 2 to 3 models on the LIST in West Branch, Mi. on Feb 26 'Thursday night around 4pm. so I was wondering if you have anyone looking for TFCD time to develope their port also?

The general theme is New York fashion at the Art Gallery. "featuring High Fashion Style" series at a small art gallery. It is not real flashy, but has some nice spots inside.

I've been unsuccessful in finding a MUA/Hairstylist who needs TFCD work for their port.

Our general theme is Flashy, Glitzy, and sexy edge. Guys in suits, girls in dresses.

ANY one in here still looking to develop their port, and interested in some TFCD work? and obtain some images for the contest?

I'm trying to arrange car pools so shared travel is a possibility.

let me know if this helps anyone here.

Scott.

Posting a casting will be the best way to find someone looking to do TFCD.. most of the MUA's don't stop by this thread every single day. Also posting in casting will help you find someone in your area as well.

Feb 20 09 12:56 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Aeni

Posts: 1969

Phoenix, Arizona, US

Bump.  Anyone have some awesome Mardi Gras makeup to show us?

Feb 24 09 11:43 pm Link

Publication

Natasha Booth

Posts: 6

London, England, United Kingdom

hi there if any one needs advice or any kind of tutoring get in touch always have time  x xx  xx  x

Feb 26 09 07:25 am Link

Makeup Artist

Aeni

Posts: 1969

Phoenix, Arizona, US

So...should we mentors think about hosting a critique thread for MUAs only in the critiques?  Or continue to guide MUAs to this thread and ask us 1 on 1 (which I personally like more so it's less of a personal attack)?

Mar 03 09 12:36 am Link

Makeup Artist

SarahKay

Posts: 1682

Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia

I want someone in Queensland Australia! sad

Mar 03 09 12:39 am Link

Photographer

Peter Buckley-Saxon

Posts: 1665

Halstead, England, United Kingdom

bump

Mar 07 09 04:33 am Link

Makeup Artist

Mandy Elizabeth Makeup

Posts: 33

Luton, England, United Kingdom

Hi sorry have't been around for a while but Im back now.........Hope everyone is doing ok x

Mar 08 09 11:02 am Link

Photographer

Peter Buckley-Saxon

Posts: 1665

Halstead, England, United Kingdom

bump

Mar 14 09 04:16 am Link

Makeup Artist

Marisol MaK3uP N HaIR

Posts: 30

Stockton, California, US

Hello all, Hey Peter!! This is my official Request/Volunteer message offering to be a MUA mentor!!!

XOXO
M!zZ M@keuP

Mar 18 09 03:34 pm Link

Photographer

Peter Buckley-Saxon

Posts: 1665

Halstead, England, United Kingdom

Marisol MaK3uP  N  HaIR wrote:
Hello all, Hey Peter!! This is my official Request/Volunteer message offering to be a MUA mentor!!!

XOXO
M!zZ M@keuP

Hi Marisol

Thank you for your offer. Your details have now been added.

PeTEr

Mar 19 09 11:27 am Link

Makeup Artist

Marisol MaK3uP N HaIR

Posts: 30

Stockton, California, US

JUST DROPPING BUY, GOOD MORNING MM!!

Mar 20 09 09:48 am Link

Makeup Artist

Aeni

Posts: 1969

Phoenix, Arizona, US

Time for more makeup tutorials.  Crazy cheeks!

Mar 22 09 07:44 pm Link

Photographer

Peter Buckley-Saxon

Posts: 1665

Halstead, England, United Kingdom

bump

Mar 25 09 01:45 pm Link

Clothing Designer

Atelier Benson

Posts: 2010

Austin, Texas, US

Crazy Cheeks..............it is ALL about the highlighting and not so much about the contouring!


my 2 cents!

Mar 27 09 11:49 pm Link

Photographer

Peter Buckley-Saxon

Posts: 1665

Halstead, England, United Kingdom

Spot (rather than bump - as this is the makeup thread)

Mar 31 09 08:38 am Link

Photographer

Peter Buckley-Saxon

Posts: 1665

Halstead, England, United Kingdom

Hi all

I AM IN EGYPT FOR THE NEXT SEVEN DAYS, SO, DEPENDING ON INTERNET ACCESS, MAY NOT BE ABLE TO UPDATE THIS THREAD UNTIL I RETURN

Peter

Apr 04 09 12:28 pm Link

Makeup Artist

Mandy Elizabeth Makeup

Posts: 33

Luton, England, United Kingdom

HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE    smile

Apr 10 09 04:37 am Link

Photographer

Peter Buckley-Saxon

Posts: 1665

Halstead, England, United Kingdom

Just to say that I am back from Egypt, so back to normal re updates.

Peter

Apr 13 09 02:05 am Link

Makeup Artist

Mandy Elizabeth Makeup

Posts: 33

Luton, England, United Kingdom

You lucky thing . Id love to go to Egypt. How was it?

Apr 17 09 11:19 am Link

Photographer

Peter Buckley-Saxon

Posts: 1665

Halstead, England, United Kingdom

mandy spencer wrote:
You lucky thing . Id love to go to Egypt. How was it?

Hi Mandy

It was incredible. I am going back there next year, and am now considering arranging a location shoot there, should be a blast!

By the way, we must organise a shoot together.

Peter

Apr 19 09 12:39 am Link

Makeup Artist

Krista Marie aka Kma

Posts: 34

Boston, Massachusetts, US

I have been trained inn Multimedia and Production

I have a long resume.
I would love to extend my arm out to help anyone.

I also know that Im not Ms. Know it ALL and a good MUA knows that there is always something new around the corner.

Let me know if you want to except me as a Mentor.

Apr 21 09 07:55 am Link

Makeup Artist

Mandy Elizabeth Makeup

Posts: 33

Luton, England, United Kingdom

YES we really have to set  a shoot up sometime. I'll come to Egypt to do a shoot. LOL
When do you have free?

Apr 21 09 09:11 am Link