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 TRAINING AT AWARD STUDIO MAKEUP SCHOOL
order to get Media makeup work, specific training is required that is different
from salon makeup and the makeup taught at cosmetology schools.
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, how to
achieve period looks and much more.
BUILDING A MAKEUP
a professional portfolio to show the quality of your work, clients will not
even interview you for possible jobs.
Approximately 30% of your time is spent on actual photo sessions. For an
average class of 8-10 students we provide at least 15 actors, commercial print
models, musicians, entertainers and fashion models. We work hard to make
sure you have a variety of media looks to work on. We book young to old, male
and female, and a range of different nationalities and skin tones. We provide
you with as many real people and commercial looks as possible, as well as high
fashion, editorial models. This covers the whole spectrum of media situations.
Other schools do not concentrate on building your portfolio. There are only two
others that we know of that mention portfolios. Artists who attend these
schools said they only provided the class with one or two people to work on,
not the sixteen plus that Award Studio provides for each class. And some
schools make you use your friends, which is virtually impossible if you don't
live locally. For your own protection be sure to get all the details when
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 a digital camera and then photoshopping it to
death. Decision makers in the industry say digital technology is not there yet.
They still want to see the makeup artists true work. If they believed
everything could be done with photo shop retouching they would have no need to
hire a talented makeup artist or photographer. Luckily that is not the case.
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 and hundreds of other clients.
For a more extensive list of Amy Ward's work experience press BIO/CREDITS OF
DIRECTOR at the bottom of this page.
See below for information on the Two Day Fashion Class (shot on location).
CAMERA MAKEUP KIT
This professional makeup kit is
required for use during class, for practicing between classes and to use on
The AWARD STUDIO makeup kit includes:
Professional compressor, dual
action airbrush gun and a complete range of foundations and other airbrush
Traditional camera makeup for all
skin tones and all media situations
A set of ten professional artist
The definitive makeup case with
fold out trays, used by makeup artists worldwide
In order to assure maximum
individual attention the average is 8 students per class. We feel that quality
is of the utmost importance.
CLASS SCHEDULES & FEES
AIRBRUSH & TRADITIONAL MEDIA MAKEUP ARTISTRY COURSE
We offer a comprehensive course that covers all aspects of
media makeup artistry including airbrushing for digital and HDTV and 14 hours
of photo sessions for your portfolio.
Media Makeup Course - Accelerated Class
Monday - Friday. Day and
The Media Makeup Classes 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
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
Three days of photo sessions to build student's portfolios with photographer
Amy Ward (Vogue, Vanity Fair, Armani, Oprah, President Clinton) See Bio of
Instructor. 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. Award Studio supplies actors
and entertainers of all ages, with a variety of skin tones. This shows clients
that you can work on all types of media looks. 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
TRADITIONAL MEDIA MAKEUP ARTISTRY COURSE
(Prices effective for classes beginning September
Bridal & Fashion. Promoting your Business Marketing
Materials fee for complete makeup kit
2nd Payment (Due 3 weeks before class begins): $1000
Balance (Due on 1st day of class): $595
AIRBRUSH MEDIA MAKEUP ARTISTRY COURSE &
TWO DAYS FASHION AND BEAUTY PHOTO SESSIONS
This advanced class is conducted exactly as if you were
working on a location photo shoot for a fashion magazine. We provide fashion
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 fashion portfolio of your work.
Professional Airbrush Equipment and Supplies:
Compressor, duel action gun, 12 foundations, primer,
correction wheel, 2 HD powders, blush, and highlighters, cleaning supplies and
color adapter. (With student discount)
2nd Payment (Due 3 weeks before class begins): $1000
Balance (Due on 1st day of class): $700
Payments can be made with Visa, MasterCard, bank cashier's
check, money order or cash.
(No personal checks)
Make payable to: Award Studio
For the payment due on the first day of class cash is always preferred.