Archive for May, 2010
I had crossed paths with an amazing makeup artist named Christa Monroe on the set of Sweet Mystery Musical, a musical production I had worked on as the Key Makeup Artist on multiple occassions. I was immediately impressed with her level of professionalism, artistic skill, attention to hygiene and wildly outgoing personality. We began socialising outside of work though admitedly most of the time we are either talking about makeup or out shopping for makeup but hey, makeup is fun even outside of work!
My first makeup artist interview…
I had met a wonderful woman named Monica via email. I had contacted her as I sent out copies of my resume, portfolio pictures and a cover letter in order to spread the word that I was a new makeup artist out there ready to work. Monica responded among many others, but none wanted to help quite like she did. She had been a makeup artist herself and experienced the struggle that making the job a success is. She gathered all of the relevant information from me and created a number of website profiles for me such as a profile on makeup artist listings. She began forwarding clients to me who were in search of a makeup artist for their graduations and weddings. I had enquiries and bookings coming in and I was so thankful for her help.
Todd Duncan Photography for Justin Robinson’s Actor Headshots
I have had my eye on Todd Duncan for a little while and we had been in contact via email here and there for some time. Although we were in contact, I had never gotten the chance to work with him. It just so happened that I got an email from one of Blanche Macdonald’s careers advisor, Jennifer Daerendinger, asking me if I was available to fill in for a hair stylist who had cancelled on their photographer last minute. Luckily I was available and as soon as I noticed the photographers name, I was delighted to have been chosen for the position. I was immediately in touch with Todd and he then put me in touch with our client. I had so much fun talking with her on the phone and knew we would have a blast on the shoot.
I met Ed, from Sirius Photography, on model mayhem and began working with him on numerous photo shoots located at the Celic in downtown Vancouver. I have worked with Ed on two occassions so far, doing various head shots work for aspiring actresses. His work is efficient and to the point which I like. I like to work fast and get things done. We are certainly organised.
Vasanti Cosmetics Mother’s Day Gala
Vasanti Cosmetics is a fantastic, 100% Canadian makeup line, that I have been working for since February 2010. I visit the Vancouver Rexall Drug Store locations and spend 3 to 4 hours demonstrating makeovers on customers. I eduacate them as I go along telling them exactly what I am putting on them, what it does and why I have chosen it for them. I just completed working at both of the locations at the Mother’s Day Gala’s, where we had food and drinks, music, makeovers and more for our mother and daughter customers to enjoy.
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TV & Film Makeup for Actor, Andy Thompson
Andy Thompson: ” I asked Faye Smith to do me up for an audition I had for the TV show “Sanctuary”. I had done makeup “choices” in the past for this same casting director and booked those parts, so I felt I could take similar liberties with this audition, provided that the choices were something I could back up with performance. The part I was auditioning for was a werewolf who was being kept human with some sort of meds and “treatment”. The character description suggested that he was a little bit fragile. I met up with Faye the morning of the audition and got my makeup treatment and was quite pleased with the results. She took my skin ton e down a couple of notches and “ghouled out” my eyes. It was pretty creepy! Needless to say, I looked totally unique in the room. The makeup also helped me connect to the character; I took the role to some scary and vulnerable places. The result was a cry-baby, freakish-looking werewolf-man. I don’t think I got the part, but from what I can tell, I nailed it, doing everything I wanted to do in the room and more. Therefore it was a success! And the makeup experiment with Faye was a total blast. I’ll certainly be doing it again!”