With specific media makeup training
and a first class portfolio, creative individuals can earn $400 - $1000 per day
doing makeup for ads, television, films, video, music videos and CD's, fashion
magazines and runway shows.
MAKEUP ARTIST TRAINING AT AWARD STUDIO MAKEUP SCHOOL
It is essential for Media Makeup Artists to know how to do airbrushing and traditional camera makeup for all types of lighting and film, and to know what type of makeup application is best for every media situation. At Award Studio you learn all this as well as formulation, blending for all skin tones, corrective techniques, camera makeup for men, women and children, and much more.
BUILDING A MAKEUP PORTFOLIO
Without a professional portfolio to show the quality of your work, clients will not even interview you for possible jobs.
We work hard to make sure the actors and models we provide for you have various skin tones. Another very important factor in building the best possible makeup portfolio is to work with an excellent photographer who has many years of experience specializing in fashion, beauty and commercial print. Clients don't want someone with little skill using an amateur camera and then photoshopping it to death. They still want to see the makeup artist's true work. Amy Ward is the photographer at Award Studio. She has worked internationally for over 20 years as a makeup artist and photographer for Vogue, Vanity Fair, Marie Claire, Oprah, President Clinton, Ralph Lauren and hundreds of other clients. For a more extensive list of Amy Ward's work, visit her about page here.
CAMERA MAKEUP KIT
This professional makeup kit is required for use during class, for practicing between classes and to use on jobs.
The AWARD STUDIO makeup kit includes:
Professional compressor, dual action airbrush gun and a complete range of foundations and other airbrush products
Traditional camera makeup for all skin tones and all media situations
A set of ten professional artist brushes
The definitive makeup case with fold out trays, used by makeup artists worldwide
In order to assure maximum individual attention the average is six students per class. We feel that quality is of the utmost importance.
CLASS SCHEDULES & FEES
AIRBRUSH MEDIA MAKEUP ARTISTRY COURSE
Monday - Saturday 10 am - 6 pm
We offer a comprehensive course that covers all aspects of media makeup artistry including airbrushing for HD and digital mediums and includes two days of photo sessions for your portfolio, with actors and models provided and a CD portfolio of 40-50 images of your work to show clients.
Includes: Professional Airbrush gun + compressor, 12 foundations, concealers, HD powders, cleaner, primer, etc. Fold out metal make up case, professional brushes, eye, lip, cheek and corrective make up.
This course is comprised of both theory and practical. Room does
not allow for a complete description of the course material, but the list below
outlines the curriculum.
Learning what clients expect of the makeup artist on set
How to conduct successful interviews
Developing a professional image
Basic principals of wardrobe styling
How to negotiate rates for different types of work
How to create contracts and invoices
How to prepare your taxes as a free lance artist
Liability and other necessary insurance
Union vs. non union
Agent vs. free lance
How to market yourself including marketing materials
How and where to find clients
How to balance skin tones for different film and lighting
Prepping the skin for camera makeup
Custom blending foundation
Principles and application of contour, highlight and blush
Variety of eye makeup techniques
Lip shaping, correcting and color blending
Makeup for men
Makeup for children
Makeup for older skin
Camouflage makeup for tattoos, scars, birthmarks
Special techniques and products for bridal makeup
Structuring a successful consultation
Drawing up a written agreement with specified payment dates
How and where to market yourself for weddings
Discussion of current trends
Retro period looks in the press
Special fashion eye makeup techniques including various smokey eyes and colorful creations
False eyelashes: strip and individual lashes
Photography Sessions For Student Portfolios
Two full days of photo sessions to build student's portfolios with photographer
Amy Ward (Vogue, Vanity Fair, Armani, Oprah, President Clinton.) It is important for you to know the credentials of the photographer
you will be working with to be certain that the quality will be excellent. No
other school has a photographer of this caliber. All day Saturday and Sunday
students work on models, with a variety of looks, doing fashion and beauty
shoots for their portfolio.
The curriculum for the Airbrush Makeup Class is outlined on the Airbrush Makeup
page. Likewise, the Two Day Fashion Shoot details are on the Two Day Fashion
Shoot page. Remember, it is not only what you will be taught that is important.
The experience and credentials of your instructor and photographer are
TWO DAY FASHION AND BEAUTY PHOTO SESSIONS
(Friday & Saturday)
This class is conducted exactly as if you were working on a location photo shoot for a fashion magazine. We provide models for you and photograph them at various locations. Not only do you get first hand experience of what it's like to do fashion editorials, but you also build a portfolio of your work to show clients.
Includes: Photography by Amy Ward. Actors and models provided. CD portfolio of 40-50 of best images in HD.