By Sheryl Blum | Hair Stylist | “It’s 1939, WWII is declared in September. The War of the Worlds is broadcast that Halloween. Two men, Jack Parsons and Richard Onsted, are actively pursuing their dream, ‘Rocketry.’” “Never heard of them? What’s rocketry?”
Behind the Scenes on The Orville By Howard Berger | Department Head Make-up and Maxine Morris | Department Head Hair Howard Berger: July 2016, I was contacted by Seth MacFarlane to come aboard the starship USS Orville to be part of the team in helping create the universe he had always imagined since he was a boy. A […]
The Great American Western Make-Up Guide Words of wisdom with Jane Galli | Dept. Head Make-up Interviewed by Doniella Davy | Key Make-up Preceding Hostiles, you did 3:10 to Yuma and Cowboys & Aliens. There are some distinctions in your style as a make-up artist that really lend themselves to Westerns. What do you think they are? Jane Galli: […]
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.