Did you go and see Sherlock Holmes 2 in the cinema? If you did, I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did making it. And if you didn’t enjoy the film, then why not? As you are aware; Christine Blundell was the Make- up Designer for both the first and second film.
The reason we mention it is because, one of the advantages of having the Principle of our Academy be the Make – Up Designer for a film like Sherlock Holmes 2, is that we get to see exactly what goes into the behind the scenes work of such a film. To date, this has only been accessible by our students, but Christine feels it would be great for you to get a chance to see.
Have you ever wondered, when watching a film, how exactly were the looks designed, and how did the creative team work to ensure that the film looks as authentic as possible? Perhaps you watched Sherlock Holmes 2, and wondered, how did they make every single extra look like they just stepped off the steps of grimy old London Town? Well, over the coming weeks, we intend to explain the creative process behind the make – up of the film, so you can get an idea and insight into how Christine and her team work, and see how it all came together. We will be breaking down the process of designing the make – up for a film, and the research that a Designer carries out to get the look just right.
So, stay tuned over the next few days for our next blog in where we begin to show you, how exactly do you go about setting up your team of artists for a film?