Remember, remember…It’s got to be November! And there’s always fireworks here at CBMA when the lovely Danny Defreitas and Gina Blondell come together in a glorious explosion of colour and sparkle for our Hair extensions and Fashion Make up module.
There’s only one place left now on our next Three Month Course starting January 4th 2016 so don’t hang about!
Night at the Museum
Lucky Liv Ranger sends this;
I was asked by Digital Media Services (who I have previously worked with before) if I was available to do make up and hair for a promo they were doing for The Natural History Museum called “Dino Snores”. I was told a sleeping bag would be provided as it would be an all nighter and most importantly what size am I because I will get to wear a dinosaur onesie!
Worked with two brilliant and funny actors along with the team who made it most enjoyable. Started at roughly 5:30pm -until early hours of the morning and then up again to start at 7:30am-8:30am.
Make up and hair wise was natural for the both of them with touch ups in between- just making them camera ready but also real people.
I throughly enjoyed my experience of being Ben Stiller for the night and I loved working with this group of people. Can’t believe I get to call this a job.
Our lovely Veronica Blanco had a fab job in a pop-up Magic School by King, which was set up in Soho to celebrate the launch of ‘Bubble Witch 2’ Saga’s new gameplay feature.
“Me and another makeup artist had to recreate on guests and the public Laura Jenkinson’s three Bubble Witch looks. (We had photos of the looks and we used makeup and face-paints. (The designs were very simple: skull, spider and web on the side of face, spider on the lips).
The set up was lovely: nice makeup stations with mirrors and high chairs. We had to wear a pink wig and a witches hat, so it was fun.
We took between 10 and 20 min to create the looks, which didn’t include hair, just makeup.
On the last day we did more Halloween stuff again with face-paint , glitters, eyeshadows..
It was very busy and fun.
Dr. Thorne – watch this space.
Very talented Emma Trachtenberg sends this from the front line;
I just had an absolute blast shooting a new Julian Fellowes 3 part Period Drama for ITV. I was the trainee for the wonderful designer My Alehammar, who created a dreamy look for this Victorian drama. So many flowers, so many ribbons – it’s extremely colourful and it looked stunning against the backdrop of English countryside and stately homes. The look of 1855 was very much – middle parting, curtains and a bun at the back, but My emphasised the Victorians love of flowers and tiaras to have the wealthy characters dripping in them. The makeup was very soft and pretty and we did lots and lots of sideburns for the boys.
I was lucky to be able to divide my time between set and the makeup bus. My and I spent a lot of time prepping for big crowd days, sewing ribbon hair accessories, making flower hair bands, tonging hair pieces and trying on tiaras!!! I did some of the lead men – laying on their sideburns and I did a lot of the extras – footmen and maids. I helped My with all the general admin, continuity and maintaining the bus and assisted the team in a very broad sense throughout the shoot, but spent a lot of time on set as well. It was a really nice balance.
The cast and crew were unbelievable and we all got along so well. The show has very talented, well known actors such as Tom Hollander, Rebecca Front, Ian McShane but the majority of the cast were very young unknowns. The casting was amazing and every face in the show was as captivating as the last. We all felt that major careers will be launched from this show.
Watch out for Dr Thorne…next spring – I think. x