Master advanced makeup skills for the industry

Vancouver Film School presents a series of Makeup for Film & TV workshops that will help you upgrade your skillset. The Makeup Masterclasses are designed for industry professionals and union members looking to focus on a specific technique. Join VFS in our industry-standard makeup classrooms and get ready to upgrade your portfolio.

Regular rate:

$400

**Although these workshops are primarily full-day, hands-on workshops, we have opened a number of available spots for those wishing to only attend the morning Demo. The demonstration (morning-only) session is $250.

**IATSE 891 members: please check with your union directly for industry-specific discounts/reimbursements

Workshop Duration:

1 full-day
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a 1-hour lunch break

Location:

198 West Hastings St.
 

 

Who are these workshops for?

These workshops are for professionals already working in the industry and looking to advance their skillset. The ideal participant will have at least 2 years of professional experience in the industry or be a member of IATSE/ACFC.

Pre-requisites:

  • IATSE or ACFC (any local) Makeup union membership/permittee status
  • Diploma (or transcript) from a post-secondary Makeup School or Makeup Course

Hand-laid Facial Hair: Techniques and Application

In the Hand-Laid Facial Hair workshop, you will learn how human hair is prepared and used for facial application. Demonstrations will include crimping, colour-blending, and hackling human hair, followed by a full demonstration of a hand-laid beard, moustache, and stubble.

The afternoon will have attendees doing a practical application on their model.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Differentiate between and identify the uses of the many types of hair used by makeup artists.
  • Colour mix (hand and hackle) and blend different types of hair.
  • Hand-lay a moustache, goatee, and sideburns.
  • Turn a goatee into a full beard.
  • Recreate a stubble beard with a human hair brush technique.

 

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What is provided?
  • Individual makeup station.
  • Human hair, hackle, Pros-Aide, Spirit Gum, Q-tips, sprays, VFS cape, removers, alcohol, etc.
What should I bring?
  • A model (1 p.m. – 5 p.m.), clean shaven.
  • Hair scissors.
  • Glue brushes.
  • Comb or styling pick.
  • Any other favourite tools or products.
  • Notepad and camera.
  • Lunch and water. There are eateries nearby.

Note: For time purposes, hair will be pre-crimped for you, but you can custom colour mix and hackle.

Bald Cap Application and Paintwork

In the Bald Cap Application and Paintwork workshop, you will learn to successfully apply a bald cap on a model. You will also refine your painting skills, including airbrushing, through a series of practical applications.

This full-day workshop will feature two demonstrations on application and paint techniques for bald caps: one plastic cap painted with PAX, alcohol paints and acrylics, and the other a 7-layer balloon latex cap painted with alcohol paints, rubber mask grease and acrylics. Practical application on your model will take place in the afternoon session.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Realistically create a bald or partially bald effect as part of a character makeup or use on a stunt double or photo double.
  • Understand the paint techniques that look like real skin.
  • Make correct choices in terms of product and equipment selection.

 

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What is provided?
  • Individual makeup station with airbrush hook-up to our compressor.
  • Plastic bald caps, Pros-Aide, Q-Tips, latex, sponges, Gafquat and hair gel, rubber mask grease, 99% alcohol, acetone, powder, acrylic paints, PAX paints, paper palettes, gram cups, isopropyl myristate, cotton pads, Pros-Aide remover, makeup cape, and blow dryers.
What should I bring?
  • A model (1 p.m. – 5 p.m.), preferably with shorter hair to save prep time.
  • Brushes, alcohol palettes, hand towel, and airbrush & hose (optional).
  • Comb or styling pick.
  • Any other favourite tools or products.
  • Notepad and camera.
  • Lunch and water. There are eateries nearby.

Stan Edmonds

Head of Makeup Design for Film & Television

Stan has been a motion picture makeup artist for more than 30 years. He worked with Clint Eastwood on his Academy Award-winning film, Unforgiven, and has served as head of department on films like I, Robot, and The Butterfly Effect.

 
 

Amy Van Wormer

Instructor

Since completing her makeup diploma program in 2003, Amy has had a steady career. After starting out on small theatre productions, she began working in film and television in 2005, with credits including Fear The Walking Dead, Star Trek Beyond, Arrow, Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters, and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. Amy’s experience on both big and low-budget productions has given her an approach to makeup artistry that is based on collaboration, improvisation, and an overall love of the craft on and off the set.