by Kazuhiro Tsuji | Make-up Artist The first time I met Gary Oldman was when we started The Planet of the Apes 2000 at Rick Baker’s Cinovation Studios. After we took his life cast, he turned it down. He sent me an email in 2015: “I have a challenge for you. I have been offered a […]
Big Guardians Shoes to Fill by Brian Sipe | Department Head Make-up for Legacy Effects For me, when the first Guardians of the Galaxy (GOTG) hit theaters back in 2014, it came from left field. This was a film that I had not read about, heard about, seen blurbs about … nothing. Then I started seeing […]
by Nana Fischer | Make-up and Hair Designer | Upon reading the script of The Lost City of Z as a make-up and hair designer, I was excited to take on a story that encompassed world wars, operas, gala balls, the jungle and indigenous tribes. It was a challenge and a feast.
by Shandra (Sha’) Page | Co-Department Head Hair & Journeyman Hair Stylist | The Beguiled is an atmospheric thriller set during the Civil War, so the overall hair styles needed to be inspired by the 1800s. As heads of the hair department, Tony Ward and I, collaborated with hair design artist Odile Gilbert, who set the look for the women in the film.
by John Blake| Department Head & Make-up Designer | When I first met director James Gunn, it was to discuss his vision of make-up. As you no doubt know, James wrote both scripts for the two movies so I was aware that his vision would be personal and strong. As a make-up designer, my job is to encapsulate his vision and transpose it onto the screen…
by Camille Friend | Department Head Hair Stylist | Throughout my career working in film and television, I’ve done a world of hair styles. But never before was I put in charge of literally creating a universe of hair designs. Get ready to take a little trip with me into the awesome alien realm of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
by Doniella Davy | Trainee Make-up Artist | “Hi Randy, it’s Donni again, Doniella Davy. I need to go over the Local 706 eligibility requirements one more time—the ones that pertain to a film flipping. I know we went over all of this last week and also the week before, and I still have that list.
With Collaboration and Kleenex An interview with Zoe Hay & Michael Reitz | Department Heads Make-up & Hair Zoe: Michael and I start every workday with a phone call on our drive to work. It’s become such a part of my morning routine that I half expect a call even during hiatus. Of course, we start with […]
by Daniel Curet | Journeyman Hair Stylist I’m here with the fantastic make-up and hair team from Empire, make-up artist Beverly Jo Pryor and hair stylist Melissa (Missy) Forney, currently in Los Angeles working on Inner City, a film with Denzel Washington, Colin Farrell and many others. These two gals have been working together so long […]