Makeup Artist Boot Camp

Kerry Herta | Instructor

5 Days

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
(40 hours total)

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Makeup Artist Boot Camp is a five-day workshop designed and taught by Colour Box founder and 2016 Guild Award winner Kerry Herta, a master of film/HD techniques and one of the industry's most respected Makeup Dept. Heads. During Boot Camp, which is taught in two parts, she shares her knowledge of the most current products, tools and techniques. Beginners and working artists alike will increase their skills, confidence and ability to succeed.  They will also leave Boot Camp with professional images of their work provided by photographer Michael B. Maine

Shot and edited by Alejandro E. Fuenmayor, Cinematographer & Editor

Makeup Artist Boot Camp I

Boot Camp I is ideal for beginners and working artists with no formal training. This intensive, hands-on workshop covers basic techniques used in film, television, print, fashion and bridal.

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  • Color Theory & Facial Anatomy
  • Products, Tools & Supplies
  • Makeup Station Set-Up
  • Sanitation & Hygiene
  • Skin Preparation
  • Modern Beauty Makeup
  • Bridal Makeup
  • Men’s Grooming
  • Basic HD Makeup
  • Eyebrows & Eyelashes

Boot Camp I also provides advice on launching or advancing your makeup career and an understanding of the industry’s business and occupational realities, particularly:

  • Reputation Building
  • Professionalism
  • Ethics
  • Networking
  • Agents & Managers
  • Set Etiquette
  • Labor Unions
  • The Bridal Business

Makeup Artist Boot Camp II

Boot Camp II is designed for experienced artists who seek an in-depth understanding of HD techniques used in the film and television industries. While this rigorous workshop is designed for artists who complete Boot Camp I, artists with proven experience may qualify to enroll directly in this workshop. Specific hands-on makeup lessons include:

  • Fashion & Editorial
  • Advanced Beauty Makeup
  • Advanced HD Techniques
  • Film/TV Techniques
  • Designing Characters & Eras 
  • “Out-of-the-Kit” Special FX
  • Tattoo Coverage
  • HD Cameras & Lighting

Boot Camp II also provides an understanding of the daily organizational demands placed on freelance makeup artists:

  • Editorial/Print Industry
  • Job Preparation
  • TV/Film Crews
  • Makeup Continuity
  • Script Breakdown
  • Staffing & Hiring
  • Budgets
  • Outsourcing
  • Paperwork
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