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Dorota MUA
Posts: 82
Leeds, England, United Kingdom


Hi I have few questions about inspiration board and Portfolio...I want to prepare it best as I can, and also I have to prepare it for upcoming make-up competition.

How should properly looks like inspiration board? I mean more - how big should it be? If I have a lot inspirations should I just put few most important or is it good to put more things that inspire me??? How max big or min small should it be? Does people who are watching show should be able to read all or more important are judges?
My work will be judged by jury so I just want prepare best as only I can...


And Portfolio
I know that as first page I should prepare contact sheet. I have minimalistic black album A4 size with sticky sheets that will hold up to 40 pictures.
How many Pictures average should it be?  Should i put all credits in to? If yes is it ok on the last page...

What about details of some photoshoots - If I have created (DIY) accessories, headpieces, nails, lashes - is there any correct way to provide that type info or I could not include it....?

Many thanks for help...
Feb 05 13 01:48 am  Link  Quote 
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Cynna Stylz MUA
Posts: 216
New York, New York, US


You pose lots of interesting questions that I'm not fully able to answer. I can tell you for myself I created a "vision" boards for Eyeshadow styles, Makeup looks and beautiful photos on my Pinterest page. I can pull it up on my phone or tablet when I'm trying to create versions of these looks for my TFP work.  I recently started another board for magazine covers but I have it locked.

I will do some research and hopefully it will be helpful. I will keep following this thread to see what others will say as well.

Overall : Congrats smile

Edit :  {this is interesting} Illamasqua's Distinction In Make-up Artistry Awards 2011
behind-the-scenes of the Distinction in Make-up Artistry Awards 2011, where the finalists of the competition channeled months of planning and mood board designs in to a final Fantasy look for the judges
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_d1UksIcJ9s
Feb 05 13 06:36 am  Link  Quote 
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Thomas Van Dyke
Posts: 1,491
Washington, District of Columbia, US


Dorota MUA wrote:
Hi I have few questions about inspiration board and Portfolio...I want to prepare it best as I can, and also I have to prepare it for upcoming make-up competition.

How should properly looks like inspiration board? I mean more - how big should it be? If I have a lot inspirations should I just put few most important or is it good to put more things that inspire me??? How max big or min small should it be? Does people who are watching show should be able to read all or more important are judges?
My work will be judged by jury so I just want prepare best as only I can...

Not sure what you are asking here... Story boards are typically created in a discovery phase of session planning for editorials or advertising campaigns... the responsibility for this falls upon the creative director for the project or their assigns... In this case have you queried the show's director? might be a wise first step...

Dorota MUA wrote:
And Portfolio
I know that as first page I should prepare contact sheet. I have minimalistic black album A4 size with sticky sheets that will hold up to 40 pictures.
How many Pictures average should it be?  Should i put all credits in to? If yes is it ok on the last page...

This is entirely dependent on your target audience... and the "best industry practices" in your marketplace... always wise to seek local guidance here...  that said please keep in mind your book should showcase your make-up artistry not that of a retoucher nor photographer... in my market books are typically 20 images or less... if you can't convey the level of your proficiency in less than a dozen images then you haven't edited effectively... remember you are only as good  as the weakest image in your book...

Dorota MUA wrote:
What about details of some photoshoots - If I have created (DIY) accessories, headpieces, nails, lashes - is there any correct way to provide that type info or I could not include it....?

Please ask the show's director... every event is different, as are directors and show protocols...

all the best on your endeavors...

Feb 05 13 06:43 am  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Dorota MUA
Posts: 82
Leeds, England, United Kingdom


Cynna Stylz MUA wrote:
Edit :  {this is interesting} Illamasqua's Distinction In Make-up Artistry Awards 2011
behind-the-scenes of the Distinction in Make-up Artistry Awards 2011, where the finalists of the competition channeled months of planning and mood board designs in to a final Fantasy look for the judges
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_d1UksIcJ9s

Oh - great video. Thank you! That's answers my all questions about inspiration board. smile

Feb 05 13 09:46 am  Link  Quote 
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