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The Complete Make Up Artist: Working in Film, Fashion, Television and Theatre [Paperback]

Penny Delamar
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Book Description

3 Nov 1994
This fully revised second edition of The Complete Make-Up Artist is essential for anyone who wants to become a successful make-up artist. It offers a personal guide to the exacting and exciting world of media make-up. Written for all students of media make-up, this book provides a wealth of information, activities and advice. It meets the syllabus requirements for City and Guilds, Edexcel, ITEC, IHBC, CIBTAC and NVQ media make-up courses and will also be invaluable to students of art and design, drama and theatre studies.

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning Vocational; 2nd Revised edition edition (3 Nov 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1861528906
  • ISBN-13: 978-1861528902
  • Product Dimensions: 22 x 27.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 214,025 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Foreword Introduction Acknowledgments 1. Media make-up as a career 2. Straight make-up 3. Working in fashion and beauty 4. Body and face painting 5. Working in theatre 6. Working in television and cinematography 7. Historical make-up and hair 8. Hairdressing and wigmaking 9. Facial hair 10. Casualty effects 11. Prosthetics 12. Character make-up Epilogue Glossary Recommended reading Index

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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book. 31 Jan 2003
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Format:Paperback
This book is the best make up book I have read. Clear descriptions with lots of pictures and easy to read text make this a very accessible book. Every page is full of great illustrations and pictures with some truly stunning examples. I would find it hard to think of any area of the industry not covered within the book. Every area of make up is covered step by step. The case profiles are particular good, with "real" makeup artists at different points in their careers talking about the challenges and successes they have achieved. In summmary, a very clear, comprehensive and down to earth guide to make up and the make up industry that is truly "a complete guide".
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a must for all makeup students!!!! 12 Nov 2006
Format:Paperback
this book was one of the many recommended to me whilst completing my makeup artist diploma

i think its a great book for students

it covers everything regarding fashion, photographic, theatrical and media makeup

it even discusses pros and cons of being a makeup artist, absolutely fab!
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An inspiring guide 12 Nov 2004
Format:Paperback
An inspiring guide for anyone considering or studying towards a career as a Make Up Artist. Well illustrated, very readable text, featuring the pros and cons of the industry and career progression of Make Up artists already in the profession. A good book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Basic and out of date 24 July 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book would have been a great handbook about 40 years ago but its references to products and technology are terribly out of date. They talk about foam latex, pan stick and body painting. Lacks tips and tricks, kit essentials, how to read call sheets and has nothing about modern products used today. Its very basic and dated.

I work in the Film and Television industry and when giving advice to aspiring make-up artists I always tell them to go for 'The Makeup Artist Handbook' by Gretchen Davis and Mindy Hall. Its very current, has up-to-date products used in the industry including makeup for HD, template call sheets, what to have in your various kits- including the things every makeup artist is expected to have, on set etiquette, examples of script breakdowns, other departments job titles and even making and applying silicone and other prosthetics.

Hope this helps.

The Makeup Artist Handbook: Techniques for Film, Television, Photography, and Theatre
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars make up for beginners 3 Aug 2007
Format:Paperback
this book is a good starting point of your looking for basic information. Not much for the expereinced artist. The stories and advice from established artists are a good edition. Overall an good book for a beginner or someone just out of college.
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