1) i have a question who should i ask? what should i do if director are busy but i have a question?
- question about makeup ( concept )
- question about direction of shoot ( example : they will be shooting on this part of actrss or not ) in my case they were shooting the back of the actress and i want to make sure wherethere or not they will shoot the front as well so i can get her touch up and fix her face)
Pre-production meetings are very important. If there isn't one, you need to bring it up before the job date. It also will give you clues about how the crew interacts and what the power structure is like. Some directors like direct questions, others prefer the chain of command. That will also change depending on the crew as a whole.
Timing, chain of command and set awareness is important on a busy set.
2) what AD really do beside assist director? Will he work closer to us as a communicatiom between i and director?
The 1st AD determines the scene grouping, schedules the shoot dates, prepares the call sheets, everything that pulls the different departments and talent together.
3) i told AD to call me in for last look as i will be doing makeup in the other room while they rehersal and setting the light but he didnt call me... what should i do?
You remind them quickly. Also, set awareness. You know you need to do last look. Occasionally take a quick check to see how close they are and be ready if they are almost ready. Eventually, over time, you get a better feel of how long the setup will take.
4) Do i nessesary to be on the set while they shooting the whole time? i dont want to bother them but i also dont want makeup to come out bad... Shiny ... etc? Where are you usually stand? watching monitor or just check in time to time are god enough.
Every shot is different. Pre-production meeting and set awareness. You should be out of the way, but close enough to get in and out quick when needed. Near a monitor is nice, but you learn to know the lighting and the DP after a while.
5) while they are shooting ( one after the other take ) but makeup start to get shiny. Do i need to ask for touch up? what should i say? How often u usually touch up for a scene.
If they are rushed for time and doing back to back takes, tricky. How bad is it? Is the natural light going away? Will it ruin the shot? Will there be a natural break in the work flow? Much easier on a controlled stage and slower work flow. It depends. Ask, and be quick.
6) Please suggestion me if there is only one makeup artist but few people that need makeup to be done. How can i manage a time to do both makeup and be on the shooting room? i dont want them to wait for me for makeup to be done but i also i want to make sure makeup on another talent that they are shooting are good.
Pre-production meeting (sound familiar?). Express concerns and plan the call times with AD. Multi-tasking and doing quick, good work is key.
7) Is it ok to have a little shine on the face
Pre-production meeting. Understand the look needed. Ask questions there.
8) for kid makeup. Do i need to use anything beside blush and lip? to keep they fresh
Pre-production question, depends on film. Some require much more.
9) for men to make them look as natural. Should i use foundation or just a powder is good enough?
Depends on look required and the face condition. You discussed and planned for just powder, actor shows up with problem skin. Opps. See "pre-production".
11) Who usually hire you for job on movie and film? in my case was a producer? we agreed with only 5 makeup but then AD2 kept sent people in for me to do makeup and AD1 kept sent people for me to do hair ..... WHATS AD1/2 REALLY DO IN TERM OF INVOLE with us?
Varies. Depends on production structure. Producer or Director. Sometimes talent has special request past up to producer.
12) lady who hired me asking me a favor like ... Oh i know i didnt tell you this but can you do that? can you do this? which i dont mind help but i just want to think in term of business should i have a limit for myself and it it over then have to set a new price. OR should i do as a favor for a business relation ?
There are standard important question that must always be answered for every single job. That includes the job requirements and limits. If you miss any of these questions going into a job, it can cause problems. That's why I always double check my mental list. When all the answers are known, I ALWAYS send a confirmation e-mail.
For this job, we discussed and agreed on this:
Changes and differences are made at your discretion. Occasional change, maybe. Adding too many changes and doubling your work - probably need to bring up concerns ASAP.