Focal Press Book: Make-Up, Hair and Costume for Film and Television (Paperback)

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Focal Press Book: Make-Up, Hair and Costume for Film and Television (Paperback)
Key Features
  • Author: Jan Musgrove
  • Paperback, 202 Pages
  • Publisher: Focal Press
  • Date Published: May 2003
Learn how to create professional-looking results for various situations and effects in Make-Up, Hair and Costume for Film and Television, a Focal Press book by Jan Musgrove. The 202-page paperback volume serves as an introductory guide for students and beginners, and is fully illustrated with diagrams showing step-by-step techniques. It will help you understand the role and skills of the hair stylist, make-up artist, and costumer within the larger context of the film and TV world.
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Focal Press 9780240516608 Overview

Learn how to create professional-looking results for various situations and effects in Make-Up, Hair and Costume for Film and Television, a Focal Press book by Jan Musgrove. The 202-page paperback volume serves as an introductory guide for students and beginners, and is fully illustrated with diagrams showing step-by-step techniques. It will help you understand the role and skills of the hair stylist, make-up artist, and costumer within the larger context of the film and TV world.

Jan Musgrove, a seasoned professional, brings her own experience to the table here to show and explain procedures for a variety of make-up effects, from corrective and character make-up, to period dramas, special effects, and even prosthetics. She clearly lays out the skills required for the job, introduces special make-up products, and shows you how to apply them to achieve different effects. Additionally, Musgrove provides context for the role of the hair, make-up, and costume artist by considering other requirements such as lighting, cameras, and chroma-key backgrounds.

Table of Contents

  • Working in the media
  • Working in studios
  • Working on location
  • Technical operations
  • Preparation for production
  • Job opportunities
  • Make-up skills
  • Working with hair
  • Hairdressing skills
  • Working with wigs
  • Special effects
  • Prosthetics
  • Taking a life cast of a face or body
  • Costume department skills
  • How to get started
  • Further reading
  • Glossary

About the Author

Jan Musgrove has over 30 years of experience in make-up for a variety of television and film productions, ranging from feature films, to period dramas, and commercials. Formerly a professional make-up trainer for the BBC, she is now a freelance trainer running courses and workshops. She set up and directed the School of Make-up and Design, a three-month course for people wishing to further their careers in make-up for television and film, as well as the TVS School of Make-up and Hair Design.

Focal Press 9780240516608 Specs

SubjectMake-up, hair, and costuming for film and TV productions
AuthorJan Musgrove
Hard/Soft CoverPaperback
Number of Pages202
ISBN Number9780240516608
PublisherFocal Press
Date PublishedMay 2003
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