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  • Work as a makeup artist in film

    Learn Special Effects and Much More

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    ‘Hit the ground running from first day on-set’

  • Contact me at: cperry41@juno

  • or call me at 678.643.7996

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Posted May 14, 2012 by Charlene Perry in Uncategorized

Work as a makeu…   Leave a comment

Work as a makeup artist in film

‘Hit the ground running from first day on-set’

Class is almost full Sign up now

Georgia is fast becoming a major filming center for film and TV. Many makeup artists coming on-set for the first time become overwhelmed by the hectic structure of the fast paced production schedule of filming movies.

 

Makeup as it applies to beauty and glamor is not the same as it applies to building charterers to be compatible with scripts and FX. In this 5 day course you will be ready to hit the ‘ground running’ from the first day on-set. In addition you will understand the structure of director to pa’s and union vs. non-union. This is the perfect introduction class to make the makeup artist camera ready for the introduction to makeup for movies.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Independent film vs. Union films
  • Maximize call sheets
  • Read daily strips for film scheduling
  • Ethics on-set
  • Develop makeup for charterers as the look applies to daily strips 
  • Integrate daily makeup with continuity into strips
  • Identify strips into and read a script 
  • Fundamentals of continuity
  • Craft and use makeup contouring and highlighting for film and HD
  • Fundamentals of last looks
  • FX
  • Develop and age a bruise, bloody nose, Maximize blood capsule, bullet holes, and work with latex

If you want to work in the film makeup department, it is critical that you learn now how to understand principals of makeup application for film video and still photography.

Class begins June 11-15

Contact Charlene Perry at cperry41@juno.com  with questions or call 678.643.7996.  

Instructors:

  • Charlene Perry – Trained in the Westmore School of makeup and FX. Has over 20 years as a Key makeup artist in films. Has worked in TV, Video, commercial photography.
  • Rachel Strawder – Trained in special effects makeup by Norcostco she continues to instruct classes in special effects.

 

Posted May 8, 2012 by Charlene Perry in Uncategorized

Work as a makeu…   Leave a comment

Work as a makeup artist in film

‘Hit the ground running from first day on-set’

Georgia is fast becoming a major filming center for film and TV. Many makeup artists coming on-set for the first time become overwhelmed by the hectic structure of the fast paced production schedule of filming movies.

 

Makeup as it applies to beauty and glamour is not the same as it applies to building charterers to be compatible with scripts and FX. In this 5 day course you will be ready to hit the ‘ground running’ from the first day on-set. In addition you will understand the structure of director to pa’s and union vs. non-union. This is the perfect introduction class to make the makeup artist camera ready for the introduction to makeup for movies.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Independent film vs. Union films
  • Maximize call sheets
  • Read daily strips for film scheduling
  • Ethics on-set
  • Develop makeup for charterers as the look applies to daily strips 
  • Integrate daily makeup with continuity into strips
  • Identify strips into and read a script 
  • Fundamentals of continuity
  • Craft and use makeup contouring and highlighting for film and HD
  • Fundamentals of last looks
  • FX
  • Develop and age a bruise, bloody nose, Maximize blood capsule, bullet holes, and work with latex

If you want to work in the film makeup department, it is critical that you learn now how to understand principals of makeup application for film video and still photography.

Class begins June 11-15

Sign up now:  Contact Charlene Perry at cperry41@juno.com  with questions or call 678.643.7996.  

Instructors:

  • Charlene Perry – Trained in the Westmore School of makeup and FX. Has over 20 years as a Key makeup artist in films. Has worked in TV, Video, commercial photography.
  • Rachel Strawder – Trained in special effects makeup by Norcostco she continues to instruct classes in special effects.

Posted May 6, 2012 by Charlene Perry in Uncategorized

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Work as a makeup artist in film

Date: June 11-15

Time: 10:00 A.M – 5:00 P.M

Entry Deadline is June 1, 2012

   

 

Georgia is fast becoming a major filming center for film and TV. Many makeup artists coming on-set for the first time become overwhelmed by the hectic structure of the fast paced production schedule of filming movies.

 

Makeup as it applies to beauty and glamour is not the same as it applies to building charterers to be compatible with scripts and FX. In this 5 day course you will be ready to hit the ‘ground running’ from the first day on-set. In addition you will understand the structure of director to pa’s and union vs. non-union. This is the perfect introduction class to make the makeup artist camera ready for the introduction to makeup for movies.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Independent film vs. Union films
  • Maximize call sheets
  • Read daily strips for film scheduling
  • Ethics on-set
  • Develop makeup for charterers as the look applies to daily strips
  • Integrate daily makeup with continuity into strips
  • Identify strips into and read a script
  • Fundamentals of continuity
  • Craft and use makeup contouring and highlighting for film and HD
  • Fundamentals of last looks
  • FX
  • Develop and age a bruise
  • Develop a bloody nose.
  • Maximize blood capsules
  • Fundamentals of bullet holes
  • Fundamentals of latex

If you want to work in the makeup department of film it is critical that you learn now how to understand the three-way principals of makeup application for film video and still photography.

Register Today     Price:  $700.00    Credit Cards Available with Pay Pal available

Signe up now:  Contact Charlene Perry at cperry41@juno.com  with questions or call 678.643.7996 anytime.

Instructors:

  • Charlene Perry – Trained in the Westmore School of makeup. Has over 20 years as a Key makeup artist in films. Has worked in TV, Video, commercial photography.
  • Angela Lieben – Mac makeup trained. Has over 12 years in film, video, fashion photography and weddings.
  • Rachel Strawder – Trained in special effects makeup by Norcostco she continues to instruct classes in special effects.

 

Posted April 29, 2012 by Charlene Perry in Uncategorized

  Leave a comment

Work as a makeup artist in film

Date: June 11-15 Time: 10:00 A.M – 5:00 P.M

Entry Deadline is June 1, 2012

 

Georgia is fast becoming a major filming center for film and TV. Many makeup artists coming on-set for the first time become overwhelmed by the hectic structure of the fast paced production schedule of filming movies.

Makeup as it applies to beauty and glamour is not the same as it applies to building charterers to be compatible with scripts and FX. In this 5 day course you will be ready to hit the ‘ground running’ from the first day on-set. In addition you will understand the structure of director to pa’s and union vs. non-union. This is the perfect introduction class to make the makeup artist camera ready for the introduction to makeup for movies.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Independent film vs. Union films
  • Maximize call sheets
  • Read daily strips for film scheduling
  • Ethics on-set
  • Develop makeup for charterers as the look applies to daily strips
  • Integrate daily makeup with continuity into strips
  • Identify strips into and read a script
  • Fundamentals of continuity
  • Craft and use makeup contouring and highlighting for film and HD
  • Fundamentals of last looks
  • FX
  • Develop and age a bruise
  • Develop a bloody nose.
  • Maximize blood capsules
  • Fundamentals of bullet holes
  • Fundamentals of latex

If you want to work in the makeup department of film it is critical that you learn now how to understand the three-way principals of makeup application for film video and still photography.

Register Today     Price:  $700.00

Signe up now:  Contact Charlene Perry at cperry41@juno.com  with questions or call 678.643.7996 anytime.

Instructors:

  • Charlene Perry – Trained in the Westmore School of makeup. Has over 20 years as a Key makeup artist in films. Has worked in TV, Video, commercial photography.
  • Angela Lieben – Mac makeup trained. Has over 12 years in film, video, fashion photography and weddings.
  • Rachel Strawder – Trained in special effects makeup by Norcostco she continues to instruct classes in special effects.

Posted April 26, 2012 by Charlene Perry in Uncategorized

Weddings… A look into the life of a ‘Bridal Makeup Artist’   1 comment

Weddings…A look into the life of a ‘Bridal Makeup Artist’  I often get phone calls from brides who want me to apply the makeup at their wedding. The first question the bride always asks is how much? “Well that depends” is always my answer to that question.

 A bride can always go to the makeup counter of her department store and be made up by the counter artist or have the hair salon make her up on her wedding day but, a true bridal makeup artist provides far more expertise than a trip to the cosmetic counter or the hair salon.

 Communication between the bride and the makeup artist is vital. As a makeup artist whether I am working with a bride or a film producer, I consider it my number on priority to look into the brain of the director to understand what I am being asked to design. With brides I always ask for pictures out of magazines that the brides want to look like, and a swatch of the bridal colors.

The first question to consider is does the bride want the total bridal party made-up by the makeup artist or just her? The benefit of having all of the bridal party made-up by the makeup artist is the bride will have more control of her bridal party and …there will not be any surprises walking down the isle at the wedding like heavy blue eye shadow and tattoo’s.  When the bride chooses her bridesmaids dresses she knows exactly what the bridesmaids will be wearing. No last minute surprises on dresses. And when the makeup artist is attending all the-lady’s-in-waiting, the bride will be assured that all the photos in her wedding album can be a moment of joy to remember for years to come. Also the bridesmaids will love the bride to go the extra mile for her ladies-in-waiting. Let’s face it every one loves to be pampered bride or no bride. The extra cost of the treat for the whole bridal party will have high visibility and be well worth the cost.

 The next question is usually what is the cost?  This too is a customized menu answer. The makeup artist has many challenges in providing her services for a wedding. Pricing menus will have a vast variance. Our services are not provided at a store-front like, where you buy your wedding gown. We come to you. And like the wonderful after wedding food you will be consuming with champagne toasts…our work too must be fresh to look good.  We work out of our makeup cases under the most unusual circumstances. Be it applying makeup on a bride in a bathroom, clothes closet or makeup counter the number one goal is to make the bride and her ladies-in-waiting look as if they were the most beautiful wedding party…ever. Places for us to work the best are either in a home of the wedding party…a changing room at the church or a hotel room. We most always will need a bar stool supplied by the location we will be working at.

 From the Makeup artist point of view, I will always request a ‘closed set’. That means while I am applying makeup on the bride, bridesmaid, maid of honor, mother of the bride or the flower girl…I need every one out of the room so I can work on the person with out interruptions. This is a very emotional day and it is most always impossible to apply mascara or eyelashes on a crying bride and believe me…I cried too on my wedding day.

Once I am through with the makeup on everyone I go back and do ‘last looks’ before the wedding procession and refresh everyone up. This is also done before the photo session of the bridal party too.

 It is important to use special water proof base that is camera friendly. That gives a true color reading when photographed. It is also important that the makeup be water proof to prevent tears washing the makeup off and the bride perspiring from the dancing and excitement from all the celebrating. Water proof makeup also will not drip and smudge the wedding gown.

 The last consideration of the makeup artist is the travel distance to get to the wedding party. This is most always measured by 50 mile distances from home base and is priced by per mile measurements.

 I don’t know who doesn’t love a wedding! Even we providers who work very hard to MAKE IT HAPPEN. Seeing the symphony come to a crescendo is so very rewarding. I have kept up with many of my brides and love to see the photos of the little offspring of my brides and grooms as their families grow over the years.  From the makeup’s point of view weddings are probably the hardest kind of makeup to do because we are trying to work between all the emotional aspects of the job. We have one shot to make it work. There are no retakes. We take direction from the bride but the mother, sister, aunt, father, cousin and best friend, and the sorority sisters are all directing the scene too.

 We makeup artists love to see the bride turn and stand before the mirror in all her glorious grander. She will probably never spend as much for another dress as she wore that day. There was no money spared for the food, the flowers, the music and the location. So at that starting moment when the veil is placed on the exquisitely coiffed hair of the bride…when the music begins and the bride stands and takes her place besides her father, as he offers her his arm to begin the walk down the isle, he then looks at her radiant joyous face. The first step is taken, the doors open the music begins to play and the whole room stands to look at the expression of radiance and joy on the brides face. The face that I just designed with makeup…the bride made up the moment…but I made-up that face. Bridal makeup artist…. It is my very favorite gig. Bridal Makeup artist… helping to make the perfect day for brides and dreams come true. I love being a makeup artist.

 

 

 

The Beginning   7 comments

Hi…Thank you for visiting my Blog. Each week I will introduce you to a new example of my work as a photo stylist.
 
What is a Photo Stylist? Read on…
 
Makeup and Wardrobe
Many of you who are in the industry have asked me what a photo stylist is. I am always surprised. I have met many makeup artists and I have met a few food stylists who have crossed my path. I am always amused when I hear that most stylists will only do one type of styling. To me it is a no brainer when on- set if I am doing makeup (someone will come into the makeup trailer and say “the wardrobe lady got sick and had to go home! We don’t have anyone to do wardrobe.” (Believe it or not that has happened.) I’m a woman…right? I took home economics in school and I do know how to sew. I majored in history and I do know the history of clothing. A good crew team member pitches in when she can…thus the makeup trailer becomes makeup and wardrobe.

 
Scouting Locations and Props
Many photographers have a model and a concept in mind. When we get together to plan a shoot, often I hear I would love to shoot on a ranch or close a street to shoot this shot. Now I have been around the block not once but twice…I have learned what it takes to close a street for a shoot. I owned an advertising agency for over 14 years. You don’t plan 87 events for 600 people for your client with out learning about city state and county permits. So when a ‘green behind the ears photographer’ wants to shoot on location and doesn’t know how or where to do it…they call me. They call me for all the whistles and bells too, to make the shoot complete. Wouldn’t a 1939 couture gown look so much better shot on a 1939 classic antique Packard?  After all the photographer has many more important things to do than Smooze with a fire department chief to borrow a real fireman in fire fighting gear for the action shot…no really I did get just what we needed! And the fireman was a hunk!

 
Food Styling   
As I said in the paragraph above…I owned an advertising agency for over 14 years. During that time a group of international Chef’s asked me to publish their culinary magazine. I published it for 4 years. Not only did I learn some great tips in the kitchen but I was trained by the best and challenged beyond my creativity to make it look extraordinary under the lights. Chef’s can be brutal to please. I learned gorilla food styling from the BEST.
 
So now I can’t call myself just a makeup artist…I am more than a location and prop scout…and I’m not just a food stylist…I am a one-stop-shop for the production of film, TV or photography. Many times I am booked as a producer. At any rate I am a valued team member on any production.
 
I look forward to you joining my blog and I hope I can share some tips with you.