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Make-Up, Hair  and Costume for Film and Television

Book Description

An introductory guide for students learning professional make-up, hairdressing and wardrobe skills and `front of camera' professionals needing an understanding of the techniques.

Written by an experienced professional, this manual offers a step-by step approach for the complete beginner with diagrams to show procedures for a variety of make-up effects, from corrective and character make-up, to period dramas, special effects and prosthetics. It describes the skills required of the job, introduces special make-up products and how to apply them for different effect and sets the context for the make-up artist's role, by considering technical requirements such as lighting, camerawork and chroma-key backgrounds.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Half Title
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright
  5. Contents
  6. Acknowledgements
  7. Working in the Media
    1. Working in Film and Video
    2. Television
    3. Cinema
    4. Theatre
    5. Photography
    6. Working as Staff
    7. Working as Freelance
    8. Teamwork
    9. Working with Others
    10. Conduct
    11. Safety
    12. Multi-Skilling
  8. Working in Studios
    1. Studios
    2. Production Staff
    3. Rehearsal
    4. Transmission: Live and Recorded
    5. Standing by on Set
    6. Make-Up and Wardrobe Facilities
  9. Working on Location
    1. Location Work
    2. Preparation for Location Work
    3. Outside Broadcasts
    4. Location Personnel
    5. Location Facilites
  10. Technical Operations
    1. Understanding Light and Colour
    2. Lighting
    3. Lighting a Face or a Whole Person
    4. Studio Lighting
    5. Location Lighting
    6. Production Control
    7. Film Cameras
    8. Editing
  11. Preparation for Production
    1. Requirements of Different Productions
    2. Script Breakdown
    3. Continuity
    4. Budgeting
    5. Materials and Product Buying
    6. Camera Tests
    7. Quick Changes
    8. Wig and Dress Fittings
  12. Job Opportunities
    1. Productions and Personnel
    2. Job Descriptions
    3. Why have Make-Up, Hair and Costume Staff?
  13. Make-Up Skills
    1. Make-Up
    2. The Face
    3. The Basics of Cleansing
    4. Manicure
    5. Foundation
    6. Powder
    7. Eyes and Cheeks
    8. Lashes, Brows and Lips
    9. Tinting Brows and Lashes
    10. Straight Corrective Make-Up
    11. Ageing Make-Up
    12. Ageing Make-Up Using Special Effects
    13. Character Make-Up
  14. Working with Hair
    1. Hair
    2. Facial Hair
    3. Dressing Facial Hair
    4. Creating Stubble
    5. Laying on Hair
  15. Hairdressing Skills
    1. Modern Hairdressing
    2. Setting Hair
    3. Styling
    4. Period Hairdressing
    5. Finger Waving
    6. Marcel Tongs and Waving
  16. Working with Wigs
    1. Wigs and Hairpieces
    2. The Making of Wigs
    3. Blocking a Wig
    4. Dressing Wigs
    5. Applying Wigs
    6. Sticking Hair Lace
    7. Maintaining and Cleaning Wigs and Hairpieces
  17. Special Effects
    1. Introduction to Special Effects
    2. Dirt or Breaking Down
    3. Blood
    4. Latex
    5. Mortician’s Wax
    6. Gelatine
    7. Introduction to Prosthetics
    8. Modelling
    9. Working with Plaster or Stone
    10. Life Casts of Face or Body
    11. Making a Positive Mould
    12. Making a Negative Mould
    13. Foam Latex Pieces
    14. Application of Prosthetic Pieces
  18. Costume Department Skills
    1. Costume Department
    2. Costume Supervisor or Assistant Costume Designer
    3. Costume Designer
  19. Miscellaneous
    1. Getting Started
    2. Getting Work
    3. Kit
    4. Side Effects
  20. Glossary
  21. Further Reading