By now you should have a firm grasp of TV, Film & Theatrical Make-up basics, so we devised our Boot Camp to force you out of your comfort zone and give you a genuine taste of the pressure you will feel in the real world
The purpose of these last two weeks of your make-up course is to bring together all the processes, techniques and theory of the entire course to enable you to leave the school as a rounded, confident and capable trainee make-up artist. You must be ready and able to accept any brief, time constraint or variation given to them and still produce work that The Christine Blundell Make up Academy has grown to expect from their graduates.
Your highly experienced tutor will run Boot Camp just like a real production and you will become the tutor’s crew.
You will be treated as fully functioning members of a make-up team and be expected to quickly and competently fulfil any brief that is set.
You will need to be punctual, focused, listen carefully to instructions and prove that you have what it takes to be a vital part of the team.
It is our hope that this will instil in you a sense of responsibility to the “bigger picture”.
All projects undertaken in ‘Boot Camp’ will be timed to reproduce the pressure of the time and financial limits on a production. This will also force a plan and prioritize. Until now, you have been learning in your own time – now your time is the productions time and you must have your make-up ‘camera ready’ when it is required.
You will conduct your own research.
Each day, there will be a new scenario and you will be expected to produce visual and written reference of the period, ethnicity, age, social status and gender of the subject. We want to see hard copies of your work, not a laptop on every make-up station. In a real working situation there is generally barely room for make – up never mind the laptop.
Your station will need to be ready, with all kit to hand. This will make you plan ahead. You will not be able to abandon your artist to gallop around searching for materials you should have already sourced.
From receiving your first film call-sheet, to the thrill of watching your first make-up creation come to life on the silver screen…CB*MA will be there for you!