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The Technique of the Professional Make-Up Artist

The Technique of the Professional Make-Up Artist
Your Price: $123.25 CDN
Author: Vincent Kehoe
Publisher: Focal Press
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 304
Pub. Date: 1995
ISBN-10: 0240802179
ISBN-13: 9780240802176

About the Book:

A classic in its field since its original publication, The Technique of the Professional Make-Up Artist is now revised and updated for a new generation of professionals. This encyclopedic resource covers all of the current studio make-up methods and lab techniques, with text and art contributions from some of the leading experts in the industry.

Renowned make-up artist Vincent Kehoe explains clearly and precisely the differing approaches to stage-lit, audience-attended television taping; studio-lit, no-audience taping; live television with natural outdoor lighting; live stage make-up; and the innumerable techniques and methods of film make-up. In addition to detailing the basic, day-to-day 'paint and powder' procedures that are the bulk of any professional make-up artist's work. He also describes exciting new visual effects that can be achieved using puppetry, digital computing, and electronic colouration.

Included in this revised, updated edition of The Technique of the Professional Make-Up Artist are:
• Revised make-up charts for men and women
• New special effects make-up photographs
• New information on contact lenses and dental work
• Updated information on film types
• Revised appendices.

Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned professional, The Technique of the Professional Make-up Artist is an invaluable guide to working in this competitive, ever-developing field.

About the Author:

Vincent J-R Kehoe was a professional make-up artist who worked on more than 3000 major TV, film and stage productions. His career started in 1940 with the Lowell Light Opera Guild when he designed the make-up for Gilbert and Sullivan's Iolanthe and The Gondoliers. He served as make-up department head for CBS in New York (designing all the Ford Theatre and Studio One productions) and for all the original NBC Hallmark Hall of Fame productions. His filmography includes the musical Carousel, the 1958 horror classic The Blob, and the dramas Giant, The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell, The Thomas Crown Affair, and finally, Charly, which won its star, Cliff Robertson, the Academy Award. He started the Research Council of Make-up Artists, a firm that produces specialized make-up for the studios. The list of celebrities he made up is long and varied, ranging from Grace Kelly to Boris Karloff. He passed away in 2008 at the age of 86.