Module 10 – Time to Make up and get Hairy

If you take the time to look at the credits at the end of films, you’ll discover crews connected to hair and makeup. These artists can take us into the past, into the future and into other worlds. From recreating styles of the 1950s hoop skirts to creating never-before seen monsters, they are as important to our visual interpretations of film as any of the other craftworkers.

As we continue to discover, each member of the cast and crew brings life to characters and stories. Let’s explore some of the talents behind hair and makeup of cinema and witness some of the award-winning (and unforgettable) works.

++++ Find out what Hair & Makeup artists, Vickie Lang (Utopia, Lark Rise to Candleford), Jacqueline Fowler (Da Vinci’s Demons, Hunger), Kathrine Gordon (Foxcatcher, American Hustle), Kerry Warn (The Great Gatsby) talk about their process of breaking down scripts, discussing styles with directors and costumes designers and working with the actors to bring the characters to life.

Let’s take a look at over five decades of Oscar winners. From 7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964) to Vice (2018), here are the winners for the Best Makeup and Hairstyling Academy Awards.

SFX makeup artist Howard Berger reviews SFX makeup from films including ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ ‘The Godfather,’ ‘An American Werewolf in London,’ ‘Kill Bill Vol. 1,’ ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,’ ‘Bombshell,’ Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ and ‘The Exorcist’ and analyzes their believability, technique, and execution.

Movie makeup can do more than hide imperfections and beautify actors. Well-designed makeup can play a major role in creating a character. These are our top 10 makeup transformations of all time.


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