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Theatrical Makeup? - May 30th 2009, 01:20 AM

I was thinking of becoming a theatrical makeup artist. Or movie special effects. Last Halloween I did a wonderful Joker costume, and I think I did a great job on the makeup. I can see myself doing zombie, blood, and other kinds of visual effects.

Do you have to be a skillful artist to become one? Any info on this career helps. I'm probably going to school soon, I just want to get on track again.


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Re: Theatrical Makeup? - May 30th 2009, 02:44 AM

Theatre make up is so much fun! I rarely wear make up normally but it's very fun to get elaborate stage make up You can probably get a job without any training but there are special schools just for theatre and/or special effects make up which would help a lot. Good luck! Another idea is to volunteer at local theatres, looks good on a resume.


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Re: Theatrical Makeup? - May 30th 2009, 03:39 AM

I did many years with make-up for my school plays and such. I am not the most artistic person out there and I still did an amazing job. Take a few classes somewhere and see how you like it. You have to start off with the basic make-up and learn all the features of the face and such. It is a lot of fun but I would say try it out and see what you think of it.


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Re: Theatrical Makeup? - May 30th 2009, 04:03 AM

I'm talking about real awesome makeup. Professional.


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Re: Theatrical Makeup? - May 30th 2009, 02:48 PM

yeah that is professional. I took classes for it. That is how you have to start off by learning the basics. The you can learn about the really good stuff. I made a guy look like a wolf one year but I had to know the basics first.


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