|so so busy!
||[Mar. 31st, 2009|12:11 pm]
*breathes* Wow, it seems just now I am finally able to take a deep breath! I've been insanely busy with make up jobs. Friday was the 4th Annual Ronald McDonald House Charity event "Girls Night Out". My school had an area doing mini manicures, hair and mini make overs that Brittany and I went to. That was a lot of good practice to do make up on all ages of women and all different face shapes and skin types. We did that for about 4 hours and it was pretty fun and good experience. A few women even gave me tips! |
When we were leaving Joe (the dean) came up and asked us if we could do make up for a Miss America pageant on Saturday, I didn't really wanna do it cuz that would be my only free day before I had to do the film but Brittany talked me into it. It was the preliminaries for Miss New Mexico. So I did 2 girls' make up for that then came home and went to bed at like 9 cuz I had to be up at 4AM to be on set by 5:30AM the next morning.
So Sunday I was assistant make up artist on set for a indie film called Guile, doing special effects make up. Dayan (the key make up artist for the film) made a slit throat prosthetic and a bullet wound for the victim. I helped paint them and touch them up throughout the day. Yesterday she had to leave by 7:30 AM so I was the key make up artist all day. From 5:30 AM and it wrapped up at around 8PM. Fuck that was HARD. As a make up artist for a film you spend A LOT of time doing NOTHING. Just waiting around for someone to need you. It was hard but I survived. And I loved being in charge and not having someone else tell me what to do, I got to do what I thought would look good. Got to bloody the actors up which was quite fun I did 2 bullet wounds to the chest for one guy, and had to keep 2 scratches on this other actors face thruout the movie but had to remove them and redo them several times. I did beauty make up on one of the mobster girls even tho I was only responsible for special effects, I just love doing beauty make up. It was a really awesome experience and I will be in the credits.
I'm so glad I've had all these wonderful opportunities so far and I'm not even done with school yet! I'm already networking and know quite a few people and they think I'm really talented. It's a really great feeling to be doing something I love and doing awesome at it.
So my career as a make up artist will take off sometime and hopefully I'll get some paid jobs. The 2 events and movie were great experience but not paid, just REALLY good things to have on my resume after I graduate. I might help Dayan with a wedding coming up which will actually pay and weddings are a good way to get A LOT of money. Since tens of thousands of dollars are spent on weddings, what's another $500 or so for make up? Which is one of the most important things in a wedding.
Ahhh I'm so so sore. After working two 15 hour days back to back I'm still feelin' it even tho I got a good 10 hours of sleep or so last night.
I have to do a presentation on a 1920s icon, I chose Clara Bow. I haven't had time but I'm just gonna find a You Tube video of a clip of one of her silent films and make some note cards to give a 5 minute presenation then apply makeup to probably Betty in the Clara Bow "look". It shouldn't be too hard.
I'm so proud of myself for doing all this stuff and I've come a long way in just 6 weeks. 3 weeks ago I put makeup on Brittany and it looked god awful. I didn't know what I was doing and was scared. I was terrified to put mascara on someone for the first time and now I can do it in a snap and it doesn't make me nervous at all. I've been having fun experimenting with my own make up and everyone always says it looks sick. \m/ Yes, I'm amazing.
Now better get to work on my project. I'm sure Noel would cut me some slack since she knew I was insanely busy with everything but it shouldn't be too hard, I've already read up a lot on Clara Bow I just need to make myself some note cards and find a You Tube video.
Hope everything is well with everyone, I'm glad I survived my 32987492 hours of work over the last 4 days!