by Brian Badie | Trainee Hair Stylist Styling hair for film and television has long been a dream of mine. A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, I relocated to New York City in 2001 to pursue my passion. With the utmost gratitude, I have been fortuitous in my endeavors thus far and was privileged to achieve […]
by Christina Smith | Department Head Make-up & Barbara Lorenz | Department Head Hair This film was a labor of love. These pictures give you a good idea of the locations we used and the extreme conditions of the Anza-Borrego Desert where we worked. The majority of the film was done solely by Oscar nominees Christina Smith […]
by Felicity Bowring | Journeyman Make-up Artist Thank goodness that I have an actor who is very loyal—that would be Mr. Matthew McConaughey. We were working on The Free State of Jones when he asked me to consider his character for Gold (Kenny Wells). Matthew gave me some ideas, as he usually does, and I went […]
by Steve Buscaino, Make-up Artist | It is rare these days, for a film studio to develop a project that showcases make-up prosthetics to the level of quality and quantity that is seen in Paramount’s new film, Star Trek Beyond.
by Donald Mowat | Department Head Make-up In late spring of 2015, Jake Gyllenhaal, with whom I have had the great pleasure of working with on Prisoners and Nightcrawler, mentioned in passing, a potential role he may take in Tom Ford’s highly anticipated second feature and if I had any interest in it. Jake is really one […]
HAIR by Daniel Curet, Journeyman Hair Stylist MAKE-UP by Christien Tinsley, Make-Up Set. Head and Make-Up Effects Creator (see below) HAIR by Daniel Curet, Journeyman Hair Stylist I arrived at an undisclosed location in Santa Clarita in the middle of the night. I parked and shuttled into one of the most organized background rooms. I was there […]
by Douglas Noe, Department Head Make-Up | Make-Up Designer The film was titled The Birth of a Nation. Forget about the film that was released in February of 1915. The two movies would share nothing in common other than title. My immediate thought was … “OK, this is a low-budget film,” as the producer stated. A […]
by Ken Walker, Journeyman Hair Stylist Working on Loving was, put simply, history revisited. Our director, Jeff Nichols, was truly the leader of the pack, assembling with the help of his producers, a crew that was incredibly special and dedicated to making his dream come to life on the big screen. Under his leadership, every […]
by Scott Wheeler, Journeyman Make-up Artist The Monkey King 2 is the action-packed family film from director Pou-Soi Cheang. It is one of China’s biggest domestic box-office hits for 2016, out-grossing Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Shaun Smith headed up the task of creating the many make-ups for The Monkey King 2. The plot follows three fantastical […]
by Bill Corso and Anne Morgan, Department Heads | Anne Morgan and I (Bill Corso) have done many films together and they’ve run the gamut creatively. We have a mutual respect for each other’s process and enjoy a great rhythm when working. For this issue of The Artisan, we thought it would be fun to interview each other about the work we did, respectively, as the Hair (Morgan) and Make-up (Corso) Department Heads for HBO’s All the Way.