Focal Press Book: The Technique of the Professional Make-Up Artist - Revised Edition

Focal Press Book: The Technique of the Professional Make-Up Artist - Revised Edition by Vincent J R Kehoe

Focal Press Book: The Technique of the Professional Make-Up Artist - Revised Edition by Vincent J R Kehoe

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  • 1Description

A classic in its field since its original publication, The Technique of the Professional Make-Up Artist is now revised, updated and paperback for a new generation of professionals. This encyclopedic resource covers all of the current studio make-up methods and lab techniques, with text and art contributions from some of the leading experts in the industry.

The author explains clearly and precisely the differing approaches to stage-lit, audience-attended television taping; studio-lit, no-audience taping; live television with natural outdoor lighting; live stage make-up ; and the innumerable techniques and methods of film make-up.

In addition to detailing the basic, day-to-day 'paint and powder' procedures that are the bulk of any professional make-up artist's work. He also describes exciting new visual effects that can be achieved using puppetry, digital computing, and electronic coloration. Included in this paperback edition are:

  1. Revised make-up charts for men and women
  2. New special effects make-up photographs
  3. New information on contact lenses and dental work
  4. Updated information on film types
  5. Revised appendices


  • Preface
  • BACKGROUND AND BASICS: An approach to professional make-up artistry
  • Screen and stage production methods
  • Mediums and colour relationships
  • The make-up department
  • Make-up products and the kit
  • Conclusion to Part I - a lesson for learning
  • BEAUTY MAKE-UP: Faces and their structures
  • Straight make-up
  • Personal revitalization techniques
  • Conclusion to Part II - the right make-up
  • CHARACTER MAKE-UP: Age with make-up
  • Racial and national aspects
  • Period and historical characters
  • Special and popular characters
  • Conclusion to Part III - dedication
  • LABORATORY TECHNIQUES: Casting and moulding
  • Latex and plastic appliances
  • Special effects
  • HAIR GOODS AND THE HAIR KIT: Types of hairs and their uses
  • Application techniques
  • Appendices
  • Selected bibliography
  • Index

    About the Author: Vincent J R Kehoe has been working in the professional make-up field since 1940. He has been in charge of make-up for more than 3000 major television, film, and stage productions, and was head of the make-up departments for CBS-TV in New York and the NBC Hallmark Hall of Fame series.

    His previous books include Special Make-Up Effects (Focal Press), The Technique of Film and Television Make-Up, and Photographic Make-Up for Stills and Movies, and he has written several articles on advanced make-up research for the Journal of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE). As president and director of the Research Council of Make-Up Artists since 1963, Mr Kehoe designed and produced the entire Color Process line of RMCA Professional Products. He lives in Somis, CA.

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    Focal Press 9780240802176 specs

    Type of Media Book
    Author Vincent J R Kehoe
    Publication Date July, 1995
    ISBN-10 0240802179
    Number of Pages 290
    Cover Type Soft
    Illustrated Yes
    Number of Images 300
    Image Type Line Illustrations
    Dimensions 8.9 x 5.9" / 22.8 x 15.2 cm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.0 x 8.5 x 0.6"

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