Magazine Article: Christine Blundell
Your Name (required) Your Email (required)

When I was 16 I got my first job, sweeping the floor in a salon in Soho London. Little did I know, years later, that I would be working with some of the great actors of our time.

Read more about Christine's career and how she became one of the top make up designers.  
  queen and chrissy1

WELCOME TO CHRISTINE BLUNDELL MAKE-UP ACADEMY

Month of April
Our very own Christine will be Holding court at the BFI on South bank in a BAFTA Masterclass. She will be talking about her life in film. I am sure it will be a great night! To book follow the link: BFI website.

Great news that Daniel Philips has taken on Annabella as Junior on “Tulip Fever”. Well done to Nadine for working on “Holby City.” Congratulations to Chloe for getting a trainee position on “London Road.” Jo, for working on “Suffragettes” Congratulations too go to Chloe Edwards for becoming a Make up and Hair artist at ENO. To Fiona for working on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and to all the other too numerous to mention.

Its been a very busy month for some of our graduates; we’ve had Edie & Natalie making eye sockets for one film and Emma has just started sculpting an array of different noses for a popular YouTuber. Other students have been borrowing Skin Illustrators and makeup.

We love having our students back even if it is to use or borrow the facilities, because that’s what families are for, helping each other out!

Special congratulations on our favourite Director Mike Leigh for “Mr.Turner” lining up at the Cannes Film Festival. Needless to say special praise to Christine for what looks like another excellent make up design and execution.

NEXT AVAILABLE COURSE


Four Month Make up and Hair Course
  • The Four month course in hair and makeup is ideal for students who are looking to develop more detailed knowledge regarding period hair and makeup. Whilst learning all of the essentials skills required from a professional make up artist, this course allows you, the student, room to expand on your research and to explore your interest in history through your creative make up and hair work.
  • The course starts September 1st 2014
  • For more details, Call us on 0207 485 4000 for more details and to book Studio tour.

WHY US?


  • Family

    When you join the Make-up academy, you will be with us for life. There is no time scale. We are acutely aware that your life after the course is just as important as during. Together we are stronger.

  • Aftercare

    This is why we are the only school to offer true aftercare; an unlimited level of support. Click here

  • Tutors

    We believe, that no other Academy offers the level and stature of tutors than the likes of: Jeremy Woodhead, Jules WIlson, Daniel Philips and Paul Gooch, to name but a few. Click here

CBMA EVENTS


  • Open Day

    Our next Open Day will be on Saturday 17th May, 2014. 11.00am until 4.00pm. All welcome. Click here.

  • Studio Tour

    Remember, if you are unable to attend the Open Day please do book a Personal Studio Tour of the academy. Seeing the makeup school in action is perfect way to help you decide if it is right for you. Click here to book Studio Tour

  • Afternoon Tea

    It is important at the makeup academy to get a full understanding of the industry you are about to enter. This month we have the honour of having” Lesley Manville. Click here


MAKE UP COURSES LONDON – FILM & TV MAKE UP

To succeed in your career as a film and TV makeup artist you will need real drive and commitment, and at the Chistine Blundell Academy for Film & Television in London (CB*MA) we promise to reward that commitment by offering our industry-leading training courses and the support needed to realise your goals.

The Film & TV industry is an exacting and demanding one, but there are few industries that are ultimately as rewarding and fun as a life spent behind the scenes on a film and TV set helping to bring stories to life on the silver screen (or indeed the plasma screen!).

As long as there have been movie stars, there have have been make up artists making them look good. From the ability to make an actor appear ‘natural’ while on camera, to the ability to transform an actor completely with special effects makeup, the Film & TV makeup artist has long been a treasured part of the entertainment industry as a whole. Part art, part science, the discipline of Film & TV makeup is a wondrous craft where gifted individuals use the infinitely malleable palette of the human face and body to bring dreams into reality.

THREE MONTH MAKE UP COURSE


This film & theatrical make up course is our most intensive programme we offer. Apart from being a very popular one, we have been running this hair & make up training module since the inception of CB*MA. Christine has designed all our courses to include the core skills you will need to become an excellent hair & make up trainee.

Read More

FOUR MONTH MAKE UP COURSE


The reason why we extended the three month syllabus is to allow the student more time to develop their period hair and make up skills; this is indispensible knowledge for any makeup artist. You will be entering the world of period films and TV dramas, learning the importance of research and historical knowledge, not to mention continuity.

Read More

FIVE MONTH MAKE UP COURSE


As the longest hair & makeup course at the Academy, it allows time to develop your own style and understand that the devil is in the detail; giving you time to establish your confidence and build characters yourself. Only here, at CB*MA, will you find award-winning experts in the theatre, film & TV industry, not just to teach but advise and help throughout your time here. And remember, this care and guidance does not end when your course ends…

Read More


LEARN FILM & TV MAKEUP FROM OSCAR & BAFTA WINNER, CHRISTINE BLUNDELL

Our professional London makeup academy is unique in the UK, in being founded by an Oscar and BAFTA Award-winning Hair and Makeup Designer, Christine Blundell. When you join the CB*MA family you will benefit not only from Christine Blundell’s years of top flight experience in theatre and films, including Casino Royal and Sherlock Holmes, but also from the vast network of media and entertainment contacts she has nurtured, many of whom will be your teachers!

Beyond the glamour of Hollywood and award ceremonies, Chris remains a dedicated Makeup Designer, committed to the furtherance of her profession. The establishment of the Christine Blundell Make-Up Academy in 2006, was the natural progression in her mission to enhance industry standards and provide the gold standard for hair and makeup skills in the film, TV and theatre industries. Since then the school has gone from strength to strength, developing an unrivalled reputation for producing highly skilled professionals. There is a real buzz of excitement at our lively academy, where film, TV and Theatre jobs are planned and prepped. What better way to learn, than to work alongside an Academy Award winner and other notable hair and makeup professionals?

All Graduating students are given the opportunity to join Christine on set, to gain valuable film experience immediately after completing their course. This is offered as part of our aftercare system, where we work with you to support your new career.

Christine is currently finishing up the new Matthew Vaughn film The Secret Service, starring Colin Firth and Samuel L. Jackson. Last year Christine worked on Mike Leigh’s film about 18th Century artist William Turner, Mr. Turner, starring Timothy Spall and The Fifth Estate, about WikiLeaks Julian Assange starring Benedict Cumberbatch. About Time directed by Richard Curtis, starring Rachel McAdams and Bill Nighy, Danny Boyle’s Trance and Dan Mazer’s I Give It a Year, which Christine also designed were all released last year as well.

DSCF0644

Annabelle McMahon

I graduated from CB*MA in December 2011 around 9 months ago now. The first few months were quite slow, however

Read More
DSCF0644

Karen Wagner

Just thought I would drop you a line to let you know what I am doing.Nik Buck emailed me offering me work on Guardians of the

Read More
DSCF0644

Alice Jones

Hello to all the CBMA team. Hope you’re all well and festive.

Read More