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Media Makeup

Understanding Media Makeup.

Learn about skin tones, bases, powders concealers, eye shapes, eyebrows, lip shapes, facial contouring and Beauty make up.

Fashion

Covering different looks for fashion, editorial and catwalk, emphasising speed and creativity alongside precision makeup skills. Knowing how to work on ageing skin and darker tones.

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Hair Styling

Hair Cutting and Styling.

Basic cutting and sectioning of hair, blow-drying, setting hair, using rollers, and laying the groundwork for period styles and looks.

Wig Skills

Learning how to prepare hair and how to wrap and measure for a wig. We teach wig blocking and application, using hairpieces and wefts, and general wig care.

Period Hair and Makeup

A period production has to have accurate, factual period makeup and hair true to its time, and we teach the skills in this module.

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Special Effects

Prosthetics

The course covers sculpting and moulding prosthetic pieces using silicone and gelatine and learning colouring and application techniques. Each student will complete a face cast on which to sculpt pieces, and learn how to apply them for a complete effects makeup look.

Casualty

We teach the essential skills for making wounds, colouring and applying them to the skin. Effects like burns, diseases, skin conditions are also on this module. Bruising, black eyes, old scars, ageing and the associated products used are covered.

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Theatre

Theatre

Covers theatrical makeup and the differences between that and film. Creating a character through make up wigs, bald caps and other techniques.

Facial Hair

Laying on facial hair with loose hair. Measuring actors for making facial hair. Applying beards, moustaches, eyebrows and sideburns. Knotting facial hair.

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Boot Camp

WEEK FOURTEEN  BOOT CAMP

Boot Camp

The purpose of these last two weeks of your time at CB*MA is to bring together all of the processes, techniques and skills of the entire course, to help you the student to leave the Academy as a rounded, confident and capable trainee make up artist. The student must be ready to accept any brief, time constraint or variation given to them and still produce work of a high standard. You will be treated in effect as our crew and pull together as a team. You will be expected to plan and prioritise to get their looks ‘Camera ready’ on time.

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Film skills

•   TWO DAYS OF HAIR EXTENSIONS / ONE DAY OF AIRBRUSHING / TWO DAYS UNDERSTANDING FACIAL CONTOURS

•   TWO DAYS OF SCRIPT BREAKDOWN AND DIRTY DOWN CHARACTER / CONTINUITY.

Hair Extensions

Learning the skills and application of real hair extensions, sectioning, styling and care.

Airbrushing

Learning the techniques of airbrushing which can be used for HD films, fashion and beauty and prosthetic effects and colouring.

Script Breakdown and Breaking Down

Script continuity and breaking down character

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