Applies makeup to performers to reflect the period, setting, and situation of their role.
This career is part of the Arts, Audio-Video Technology and Communications cluster Performing Arts pathway.
A person in this career:
- Confers with stage or motion picture officials and performers in order to determine desired effects.
- Duplicates work precisely in order to replicate characters' appearances on a daily basis.
- Applies makeup to enhance, and/or alter the appearance of people appearing in productions such as movies.
- Establishes budgets, and works within budgetary limits.
- Alters or maintains makeup during productions as necessary to compensate for lighting changes or to achieve continuity of effect.
- Selects desired makeup shades from stock, or mix oil, grease, and coloring in order to achieve specific color effects.
- Cleanses and tones the skin in order to prepare it for makeup application.
- Assesses performers' skin-type in order to ensure that make-up will not cause break-outs or skin irritations.
- Analyzes a script, noting events that affect each character's appearance, so that plans can be made for each scene.
- Requisitions or acquires needed materials for special effects, including wigs, beards, and special cosmetics.
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