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The Makeup Artist Handbook: Techniques for Film, Television, Photography, and Theatre

The Makeup Artist Handbook: Techniques for Film, Television, Photography, and Theatre
Your Price: $68.95 CDN
Author: Gretchen Davis & Mindy Hall
Publisher: Focal Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 306
Pub. Date: 2012
Edition: 2nd
ISBN-10: 0240818946
ISBN-13: 9780240818948

About the Book:

Written for film, television, and theatre makeup artists who need to know the secrets on how to accomplish flawless makeup applications. The Makeup Artist Handbook begins with fundamental practices and continues through more complex techniques usually known only by Hollywood makeup artists.

This full-colour and comprehensive book is written by accomplished makeup pros Gretchen Davis and Mindy Hall — two expert authors who have experience doing makeup for television, opera, stage plays, commercials, and blockbuster films. Their projects have included Rent, Stuart Little, The Nanny Diaries, The Wolf of Wall Street, Star Trek, and Pearl Harbor. For her work on Star Trek, Mindy Hall won an Academy Award for Best Makeup.

This new and revised 2nd edition of The Makeup Artist Handbook offers even more illustrated tips and demonstrates a variety of techniques visually, and also provides insider advice about set etiquette and working with Hollywood actors. Beyond covering modern skills, such as air brush makeup for computer-generated imagery (CGI) movies, application techniques for high-definition (HD) films, the full-colour book also covers black-and-white films, makeup for different time periods and even features a reference section with industry websites, businesses and resources.

High-definition technology has revolutionized the techniques needed by makeup artists — you need to know more, have more talent, and be more detailed than ever before. Because HD emphasizes every detail on screen, it's essential for makeup artists to know how to achieve a desired look that fits the director's requirements. The Makeup Artist Handbook is critically acclaimed as a must have for the working Makeup Artist and will help aspiring makeup artists to hone their craft in both conventional and HD techniques.

About the Authors:

Gretchen Davis is a highly sought after makeup artist and writer for the entertainment industry, where she has worked for high profile clients in film, television, and digital media as a personal or department head. Some of her clients include Sony, Paramount, Disney, DreamWorks, Universal, Electronic Arts, Pixar and ILM. She has department headed films such as Chasing Mavericks, Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine, and was also Emmy Nominated for HBO's Hemingway and Gellhorn. As an Instructor, she creatively designed a Makeup program for The Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

Mindy Hall is a Hollywood Makeup Artist whose career spans over 30 years in film, television, photography, and theatre. She began her career in makeup as an apprentice at the San Francisco Opera, and pursued work on Broadway and television before landing in the film industry in the late 1980s. Since then she has focused exclusively on feature films, including the department head of makeup on J.J. Abram's Star Trek, where she led a team of over forty makeup artists. She received an Academy Award for her work on the film.

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