Doing Makeup for a Horror Film

June 7, 2014
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Creative team is an amazing opportunity that this school gives us. I was fortunate enough to help with the horror film that the academy of arts put on. I did two 10 hours days. They were long but fun days!

To see how a film is actually shot from the behind the scenes point of view was an extraordinary experience. I view films so differently now that I got this experience. I had to do makeup and hair for the scenes. With that I had to touch up their make up with our Aveda finishing powder and our air control hair spray.

One scene was in a Chinese restaurant and there were two guys and two girls, which were the main characters. The next scene I worked on was a bathroom scene which I had to keep up on their make up twice as much because they were running into the bathroom. In that confined space I got to know the actors a bit more and talked a lot with the sound guys. The last scene I did was in “art studio” they just put it together with fake walls. One actor finds a robot which then comes to life.

While they were shooting that scene I helped decorate and put make up on four Aztec men. Which I was not complaining about one bit!

It was such an awesome experience and all my family members always got excited when I had something new to tell them about. I cannot wait until they are done editing the movie so I can finally watch my work in action!

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