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Special Effects Makeup School in California

April 9, 2009

Enroll in makeup school Los Angeles and take advantage of makeup classes CA program to build your career as international makeup artist.

Hollywood in California is the hub of moviemaking around the world, with over a century old history of producing thousands of artistic, breathtaking and legendary feature films on almost every genre. Known as the cinema center of the world, Hollywood boasts of all major film studios making those big budget, famous movies that are admired all over the world.

Since the early 60s, Hollywood has been increasingly producing highly entertaining feature films based on science fiction and fantasy, requiring the heavy use of special effects and prosthetic makeup. This alone has generated a special need for makeup artists and there is often a dearth of qualified makeup artists and special effects makeup schools in Hollywood.

Today, there are many special effects makeup schools operating in and around Hollywood to fulfill the growing demand of the industry. EI School of Makeup is one such makeup institute offering essential coaching to those seeking permanent makeup training.

Founded in 1966 and located in the heart of Hollywood, EI School of Makeup is the pioneer makeup school Los Angeles to make its mark in the highly creative and imaginative world of special effects and prosthetic makeup. Fully committed to groom the budding artists, this finest Hollywood makeup institute provides hands-on training in all areas of professional makeup. Its makeup classes CA program is tailored to suit all categories of serious students who wish to develop a career in this area.

Film and television makeup depends on the subject of the film and the character to be portrayed. Fantasy, horror and science fiction films make maximum use of special effects makeup and prosthetics. This kind of makeup requires complex process of making plaster molds and rubber and silicon casts. Makeup artists can find full vent to their creativity and skills in this area.

Special Effects (SFX) program at this makeup school Los Angeles is an intensive course meant specifically for students who want to build career in special effects makeup. The program has been designed to prepare the novices to become fully trained makeup artist qualified to work in SFX houses, labs and workshops. This program includes: full head life casting, designing, sculpting (mold making), application of prosthetics, foam rubber and silicone casting, drawing and sculpting techniques, head casting, full body casting, multi-piece molding and seaming foam, among others.

Visit EI School of Makeup (at ei.edu) and view the makeup gallery on the website, to know more about its makeup classes CA program.

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Contribution of Makeup Artistry Schools to the Makeup Industry

January 24, 2009

The

history of makeup

is as old as the human settlement. Humans possibly started cleaning, grooming and decorating their bodies as soon as they began staying in permanent dwellings. They used naturally found substances, birds’ feathers and animal bones. Their primary purpose might have been to attract the opposite sex or to appear different from other tribes or to warn the enemies by outstanding bodily display. Not much has changed. In modern times, people still use natural and manufactured substances (cosmetics) for cleansing, beautifying, grooming, altering and enhancing their bodies in order to feel and look good, for display purpose, for seeking attention, and for professional purpose such as appearance in films, television, theatre and modeling.

The business of beauty has spawned the whole industry around itself. A new breed of professionals such as makeup artists, beauticians, cosmetologists, hairstylists, tattoo artists, masseurs, cosmetic surgeons, marketers and cosmetics product developers has developed to meet up the increasing demands. Along with the beauty salons, hair salons, spas, health resorts, cosmetics companies and wedding studios, many makeup schools have established to prepare students as professional makeup artists. The makeup artists generally work as freelancers or find occupations in beauty salons, film and television studios and theaters.

The makeup artist courses developed and taught by the typical makeup artist school comprises of subjects covering all aspects of beauty and corrective makeup, high fashion photographic makeup, hair styling, airbrushing, the wedding business, the psychology of beauty, theatrical/live performance makeup and television/film makeup. There are special programs for students to want to work in the film industry in its special effects department. This area covers the subjects such as full head life casting, designing and designs, sculpting (mold making), application of prosthetics, foam rubber and silicone casting, drawing and sculpting techniques, head casting, full body casting, multi-piece molding, and seaming foam, among others.

Most

makeup schools

have well-equipped library, labs and workshops and many makeup schools provide essential student services such as finding suitable careers for them, arranging housing for outstation students and helping international makeup artist students with I-20 and visa formalities. There are indeed many avenues for serious students who wish to build careers in the makeup and beauty industry.

Art and Science of Makeup

January 9, 2009

Throughout the history, we can find instances about people using natural and manufactured substances for cleansing, beautifying, grooming, altering and enhancing their bodies in order to feel and look good. Makeup therefore is the art as well as science of applying various materials (cosmetics) on the human body in order to clean it, to protect it, to look more attractive and to conceal body odors. Cosmetics include hundreds of items: powders, creams, oils, lotions, perfumes, deodorants, nail polish, lipsticks, lip gloss, hair colors, hair sprays, gels and many other products.

A whole industry has developed around the business of beauty. There are beauty salons, hair salons (even nail salons!), spas, health resorts, cosmetics companies, wedding studios and photography studios. There are makeup artists, beauticians, cosmetologists, hairstylists, tattoo artists, masseurs, cosmetic surgeons, marketers and cosmetics product developers. The television, film, theater, modeling and entertainment industries make the extensive use of makeup and prosthetic for special effects. There are magazines and publications specially devoted to the beauty industry. It is difficult to categorize the art of make but here we will try to classify it according to the areas of expertise, as explained below:

Salon makeup generally deals with shampooing, hair cutting, hairstyling, hair treatment, hair dyeing, removing unwanted hair, facial, pedicure, manicure and many other face, body and skin treatments. These services are usually availed of by all people by visiting the salons but there are freelancing beauticians who provide home services as well. Corrective makeup is the subset of salon makeup in which blemishes and defects on the human body are removed or corrected with the help of cosmetics of corrective surgery.

Theatre makeup or stage makeup involves applying rather heavy makeup in conjunction with stage lighting to highlight the actors’ faces, so that audience can view their expressions clearly from reasonable distances. This often includes defining the eyes and lips as well as the highlights and lowlights of the facial bones. Live performance makeup is similar to theatre makeup but also includes hairstyling/coloring and special costumes according to performing artists’ demands as well as the type of music played (pop, rock, country, heavy metal etc).

Film and television makeup depends on the subject of the film and the character to be portrayed. Fantasy, horror and science fiction films make maximum use of special effects makeup and prosthetics. This kind of makeup requires complex process of making plaster molds and rubber and silicon casts. Makeup artists can find full vent to their creativity and skills in this area.

MASTER CLASSES

December 25, 2008

Learn and Get Training in MASTER CLASSES

These classes are available to make professionals and to EI students and graduates.

Overall Objectives:

Master classes provide additional training in specific areas: air brushing, hair styling and arranging and refresher classes

in all makeup disciplines. Master classes are 60-70 hours of training. All master classes are offered a few times each year.

Please contact the EI-makeup school for further information.

Master classes including:

• Air Brushing

• Hair Styling and Arranging

• Special Effects Makeup

• Refresher Classes in all disciplines

Artistry of Makeup Program

December 17, 2008

ARTISTRY OF MAKEUP PROGRAM( MA-100)

This program is offered during the day, twice a week, MW or TT, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or in the evening Monday through Thursday, from 6:45 to 10:00 p.m. It is composed of 600 clock hours of training, 30 credit units, and is taught over 52 weeks.

Overall Objectives:
This program prepares students to become complete makeup artists with an overall comprehension of what is necessary to be a professional, along with the necessary skills to become eligible for positions within the professional makeup industries, and the time and instruction needed to become an artist. The course includes training for positions within salons, spas, cosmetic companies, opera, live theatre and ballet companies, dance, musical and comedy group productions, as well as live non-dramatic entertainment presentations and commercial, video, film and television productions.

Course Content:
Students learn how to create makeup designs for all aspects of straight makeup and effects applications as they relate to beauty, film, television, theatrical/live performances and high fashion photographic makeup industries.

  • Salon: Beauty and Corrective Makeup – Students learn all the fundamentals of the face including shape, condition, and corrective techniques, day and evening applications, with special emphasis on the elements of the face: eyes, nose, lips, cheeks, etc.
  • Theatrical/Live Performance Makeup – Training in intimate, mid-range and long-range theatrical productions, development of specific character studies including analysis of the personality together with environment, heredity, health, personality, circumstances as they influence character appearance, age and facial hair.
  • High Fashion Photographic Makeup – Training includes lighting for black and white and color print; the study of color with all the uses of color; expanded and reinforced creativity and imagination; the understanding and use of non-conventional elements in fanciful designs; how to promote products through makeup design; studio etiquette; and the uses of film versus digital photographs.

Please take a look at EI Makeup School’s  Student Services or Request information

SFX – SPECIAL EFFECTS MAKEUP PROGRAM

December 4, 2008

SFX (SPECIAL EFFECTS) MAKEUP PROGRAM SFX-300

The SFX makeup program is offered four days a week, Monday through Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This program is composed of 500 clock hours of instruction, with 25 credit units, and is taught over 5 months.

Overall Objectives:
To prepare students for entry-level positions in shops and companies that caters to the special effects industries for film, television, print media, commercial and video productions.

Course Content:
This course offers students the full-range of training necessary to begin a career in the special effects industry.

Some of the specific areas of training include:

  • Life Casting (full head)
  • Basic Makeup Techniques & Painting
  • Mold Making
  • Designing Techniques
  • Foam Rubber Casting
  • Pre-painting Appliances
  • Sculpting Techniques
  • Basic Airbrushing Techniques
  • Running Silicone
  • Body Part Casting
  • Hair Effects
  • Prosthetic Applications
  • Casting Facial Expressions
  • Silicone Molds & Pieces
  • Seaming
  • Running Foam
  • Multi-Piece Molding
  • Final Project Presentations

This class is taught in a SFX lab, with customized spray booth and oven, and state-of-the-art equipment and tools.

Grades are determined by: attendance, completion of project assignments, quizzes, final projects and written final exam

Take a look at Student Services or Request information

EI-School of Makeup Artistry Courses

October 23, 2008

Elegance International-(EI) is a School of professional makeup in Hollywood, California, in fact the first make up course and professional makeup artist in the world.

Look the professional makeup artist and modals working in EI School of makeup.