Old Age Theatre Makeup Final This Week

imagesWe have a ton of seniors in our Theatre Arts classes–senior citizens, that is. This week it’s old age makeup assessment time [fancy word for test…] In our labs and while watching scenes from SYFY’s FaceOff, we  discussed what it takes to be a successful makeup designer.

Your job: Describe three qualities a makeup artist needs to succeed in the business. Please, no more than five sentences. Be sure to reference at least one article we have read or video clip we have seen as part of your discussion. Comments close in seven days.  Looking forward to your comments!

We will upload makeup final pix this week so stay tuned!



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  1. Three qualities a makeup artist need to succeed in business are to be creative so they can use their skills and imagination, they need to collaborate so it can enable them to talk effectively with writers,actors and producers so everyone agrees on the goal, and lastly, they need to be patient because getting ready for a performance can be a lot of pressure.

  2. In order for make up artist to succeed In the business they must know how to apply the make up in the right place, they need to be thick skinned, n lastly have passion in order to do their job right. From the movie Lion King I learned that make up artist spend most their times practicing make up n attending rehearsals.

  3. In the article, “Advice from a Professional Stage Makeup Artist”, Judi Lewin explains that you need a few qualities to make it in the makeup business. One quality is to be creative because directors are looking for artists that can go above and beyond what they want in a character. Patience is another quality that an artist needs to have because you will have to do makeup that takes hours to do a good job. Finally, a makeup artist needs to be able to work well with others, such as directors and actors, to come up with great visuals for the production.

  4. Three things that a makeup artist needs to do to be successful is that first they need to be creative. They need to be creative and have an open mind so that they can transform the character into who they’re supposed to be. Second, they need to be sensitive to the performers. The performers have probably been performing all day and they need to be mindful of that. Lastly, according to The Lion King, makeup designers need to attend part time day and evening life drawing and portraiture classes.

  5. For a make-up artist to succeed in their business they need to have a passion for what they’re doing. They must be patient and make sure they could take criticism from others. Make-up artist could always learn from constrictive criticism. They also has to be able to know different styles of make-up to really execute the look they want to character to have. For example in the lion king video we watched it’s a lot of hard work to make sure the person looks like their character. This make-up lab was a blast!

  6. Three qualities a makeup artist should have in order to make it in the business is to be creative and really know how to make your vision come alive, you have to be thick skinned, and they really need to learn how to collaborate and work with the person they work on.

  7. According to the articles, “A Conversation with Judi Lewin,” and ” The Lion King: Makeup Artist’s Duties,” there are many qualities makeup artists can acquire to succeed in the business. First of all, the makeup artists needs to have creativity because they will need to be able to interpret ideas that have been suggested by the director and/or actor and they will need to be able to create their own designs. Also, makeup artists need to be thick skinned, since, it is very common for actors to feel insecure and there will be times where the makeup artist will have to work with prima donnas. Lastly, makeup artists need to have patience because they will be working for long periods of time.

  8. In order to succeed in the make-up Business, the artist must be thick-skinned. Have a big an creative imagination, also have a lot of free time because the hours are very rough .

  9. Three crucial qualities a makeup artist has to have in order to be succsessful in the business is first to know the different types of styles for makeup in the theatre. Secondly, you have to have thick skin, brush off the negatives but apply all corrections as well. Lastly, you must be able to have patience with your craft Beacuse makeup is an art and takes time perfect as shown in the Lion King makeup video we watched in class. Overall, being a makeup designer is a form of artistry and is an intersting way to help someone portray a character in a scene

  10. To become a makeup artist you must be thick skinned and kill people with kindness. You must also be creative but not to high per active and the most important is to be sociable with others.

  11. To be a make up artist in the broadway world you need three things. Number one thing is creativity, a whole lot of creativity! You also need to be very tough because sometimes the critics aren’t very nice. The third thin you should have is time! You need time because your whole life will be makeup and artistry, they’re going to need you all the time and you need to be available!

  12. In order for a makeup artist to succeed in their business, they need to know how to do many different styles of make up. Another way they can succeed in the makeup business is learning how to take criticism and feedback. One more tip on how someone can succeed in the makeup business is they should practice more and more because there is always room for improvement in my opinion. Lastly, they need to know how to collaborate with others because working with others can help you more then you think! In the article “How to be a Successful Makeup Artist” it suggest that if you want to do makeup then you should go to makeup school.

  13. 3 things a makeup artist should have as a skill or quality are to be artistic and open minded, work well with other people and lastly, they should love what they do and be dedicated and i learned this from The Lion King article.

  14. A makeup artist must be talented, have a vivid imagination, and must be patient. They need to of course be talented to make their ideas come alive. Also, a makeup artist must be able to have imagination to create the best characters they can. Finally, makeup artist must be patient, as evident in the lion king makeup video we watched, because makeup takes a long time to finish if done well.

  15. Three qualities a makeup artist needs to succeed in the business is being thick skinned, creative, and making sure they can work well with others. A woman named Judi Lewin, mentioned in the article: ‘Advice From A Professional Stage Makeup Artist: A Conversation with Judi Lewin’ by Wade Bradford, whom is well known in the professional industry perfects in this category.

  16. During this extremely fun makeup project, i learned there are many aspects a makeup artist must have. One aspect would definately be patience because te longer you get to work on a certain person’s makeup the more likely it will resemble perfection. Much like Judi Lewin, it would be smart to have interned with a professional who works in both theatre and television. Finally, a makeup artist must read the script and or converse with the director to make sure that the artists vision matches with the vision for the specific preject.

  17. An up coming make up artist should alway seek for apprenticeship to be the best you have to learn from the best. A good make up should always keep their bible up to date its most important object they need. Having a bible will guide you through previous style and will be able to aid or brainstorm nee ideas

  18. Why you should join theater, because its a place where you can act goofy like if you were at home alone and its acceptable if your not a social butterfly now you will be after theater class. You learn varies cool things like how to be a make up artist or yellow sub marine best part you meet and get to work with new people and also get to choose most of your topics
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  19. To succeed in the busines, a make up artist must be thick-skinned. Also, an artist must be patient, make up may sometimes take hours like Scar’s make up from the lion king. And lastly, a make up artist must be willing to accept criticism from others, because if they don’t they will never improve.

  20. Makeup artists may have many different qualities that help them succeed in business. I believe that having experience and being detail-oriented are two among those many qualities. In the article “The Lion King: Makeup Artist’s Duties” it says “Sarah and her team generally spend 30-40 minutes on each character. This must never be rushed.” , this infers that one of the most important qualities is to be patient.

  21. A make artist needs to be thick skinned if they want to work in plays and survive. If the people they are working with is not in the best mood their going to have to deal with it! One of the articles suggest that you just try to get along with and be cool.

  22. A make-up artist needs to be creative, and also have models to succeed in business. However you need to have skills and take classes. Also needs to have a lot of experience, and be confident in himself.

  23. According to The Lion King: Makeup Artist’s Duties, there are three qualities that a makeup artist needs to succeed in the business. For instance, they need to be able to interpret designs and create ideas of their own, get involved with amateur dramatics, and attend part-time day or evening life-drawing and portraiture classes.

  24. There are many qualities makeup artists can acquire to succeed in the business. In the article, “A conversation with Judi Lewin”, she informs us with many reasons. A makeup artist needs to be able to work with the director to see what they want. It is also important for a makeup artist to keep a portfolio of their work so directors can see their work. Makeup artists need to be good with people and also be thick-skinned if they want a chance in the business.

  25. A makeup artist needs to have talent, creativity, and imagination in order to be successful in the makeup industry. The artist has to be able to paint any image and idea that is given to them. They also have to be able to project the director’s image, the script’s description, and their own image all at the same time when doing a job. In the article, “Advice from a Professional Stage Makeup Artist”, Judi Lewin explains the importance of being able to project the director’s message.

  26. A makeup artist needs to be patient with their work, it can sometimes take hours of work for each actor. They should also be ready to take on the criticism of others, it will help refine their skills by knowing what does or doesn’t work. Lastly, a makeup designer should be very creative, their creativity will make them stick out from the rest and evetually lead to their success.

  27. One thing the article “How to be a Successful Makeup Artist” says is that if a makeup artist wants to be successful they should attend makeup school. Other thing the artist needs to do to be successful is they should keep a photo album that explains how to do the characters makeup which is also named “The Bible.” This makeup unit gave me alot of information about how to be a successful makeup artist.

  28. Any makeup artist needs to be creative, know how to use highlight and shadows and lastly know how to blend the makeup. Creativity is important because makeup artists are given lots of different tasks and need to give it their best work. For example on Face Off the artists were given a task to make a monster and they needed to do it as good as they can. They need to know how to use the makeup and how to blend it because they need to make the person look like the character as close as they can.

  29. One quality a makeup artist needs to have in order to be successful in the business would be that he or she must have a creative imagination. Other qualities that are essential are, you should be able to work under pressure and have lots of stamina. According to Advice from a Professional Makeup Artist by Wade Bradford, she interviews Judi Lewin who says the following, “…the makeup artist has a limited amount of time to get things right.” This means you will need to have all of the qualities previously mentioned in order to be succeed in the business.

  30. In order for a makeup artist to be successful in their business, they need to know how to do a variety of makeup styles. Also, they need a lot of practice, so they are trustworthy to hire when somebody is in need of a makeup artist. Last thing a successful makeup artist needs is very good patients, because the makeup process takes quite a bit of time and they cant get frustrated while doing the makeup. One article suggests that makeup artists should ask the director about the makeup design, so they can really portray the image the director has of the character.

  31. A makeup artist needs patience, creativity, and some drawing skills to succeed in business. In an article we read in class it mentioned how you can calm a diva actress by giving them so much kindness

  32. Three qualities a makeup designer needs to have in order to succeed in the business is available time, a tough skin, and talent or skills. A video clip that demonstrated all of these qualities is FaceOff.

  33. Three qualities a make up artist need to succeed in the business is research different looks from different eras to have ideas about how to make a person look depending on the era and the character. Another thing is they should make sure they know the vision of how the director wants there character to look like. They should also make sure they know how to use the materials for make up and the proper steps in applying the make up.

  34. I think makeup artists need to have originality. Like on the faceoff, all the makeup artists had their own style. Next quality they need is technique. Making someone look good all starts with good technique and how you use your tools to make that person look old. The last thing they need in order to be an successful makeup artist is school because with school they can be taught by professionals which will only make them better.

  35. I feel the most important thing a makeup artist must learn before applying makeup is time management. An example of poor time management would be when the class watched the Face Off clip, one of the competitors finished with an hour to spare but his makeup wasn’t up to par with his other competitors. He could have had a better overall result in his makeup if he used the either time like the others for his makeup.

  36. In order to succeed as a make up artist, some qualities you should have are being able to read a script and know what your character is supposed to look like, also you need to be able to communicate with your producers and you have to be familiar with all the tools you are going to use.

  37. In order to succeed as a make up artist, three qualities you need to have are being able to read a script and know what your character is supposed to look like, also you need to be able to communicate with your producers and you have to be familiar with all the tools you are going to use.

  38. There are many qualities a makeup artist must have in order to succeed in the business. According to Judi Lewin in an article by Wade Bradford, one of those qualities is kindness in order to combat the occasional Prima Donna that an artist might work with. Another quality would be cooperative, as Lewin also mentioned that an artist must work with the director’s preferences. And a third and important quality that an artist needs to have would be a love for his or her craft to motivate him or her in the business.

  39. Three qualities a makeup artist needs to succeed are they need to be thick-skinned, according to an article. This term is used to define someone who knows how to handle a critique very well. Another quality is being artistic due to the fact that one must be able to interpret ideas of their own to make their work more significant and valuable. Finally, one should learn collaboration as they will need to express opinions and offer critiques to other theatre professionals.

  40. To be able to succeed as a makeup artist three qualities you need is to be creative like the artist from the video Lion King, collaborate on each other’s ideas and having patience.

  41. In order for a makeup artist to be successful in the business they must have three important qualities. They are to have patience because makeup takes time and experience because you need to know what you are doing. And also creativity because there are certain challenges you may face. For example in the video The Lion King on Broadway we saw that the makeup artist had to use her creativity to make the savanna come alive.

  42. The make up artist needs success in business that the person who has good addition. The person able to success as develop make up. In one article that they need to find photograph and has more information about make up and also they need to have a portfolio that you work. they also hire you because you has develop at makeup. I think that many photograph has develop their edit and either make up.

  43. After reading the article, “The Lion King: Makeup Artist’s Duties, ” three qualities a makeup artist needs to succeed are good artistic skills, as much experience as possible, and need be good with people and be fairly thick-skinned.

  44. A make up artist should be able to work well with others in order to succeed. Also, they should have a lot of patience because it comes in handy with their job. Another quality to succeed, is to be able to accept advices and critiques from other to able to succeed in their business.
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  45. The Article, “Advice from a Professional Stage Makeup Artist” suggested that a quality for makeup artist to have is to be able to read the script to find out more about the character so they come alive. Another quality is being able to work with others, some times you may work on a team of artists. Lastly, you need to be able to take criticism well, because everyone will be viewing your work.

  46. Makeup is the most existed thing in theater class because u need to becareful what are u putting it on the actors face.

  47. First, study the basic techniques of successful professionals and use the makeup applications you are inspired by. Successful makeup artists learn the basics first before taking on more difficult makeup exercises and continue to learn throughout their careers. Then, practice applications under varying light sources, environments and using cameras to view the results and get a bigger picture of what makeup can achieve. Finally, Seek opportunities to further your skills and stretch your talents. Practice what you know on family and friends, volunteer your services and grab every opportunity to try new tools, products and develop your own style. As in any profession, success comes from staying focused and learning as much as you can about your chosen profession.

  48. A make up artist must have a steady hand in order to succeed in the business. They must also be “fairly thick-skinned”(Sara Tyndall, “The Lion King: Makeup Artist’s Duties”) and be able to work well with others. Another quality a make up artist needs is creativity because they need to be able to come up with their own ideas when it comes to collaborating with directors and cast.

  49. A make up artists needs experience in order to succeed in the make up industry. As seen on faceoff many of the contestants have had years of experience and on their final task they proved that their creativity was shining from all those years of doing make up. Also refering to the articles about the lion king make up they must manage thelong hours of theatre so patience and time are also some very important requirements for dominating the buisness.

  50. JeffersonQ2
    A make-up artist should always take a picture of their make-up designs to see what’s the difference between previous and present artwork and put it on one place also know as bible like in the Lion King Theatre Play: Scar make-up. Second thing is experience, you need to attend any organization or voluntary club about Make-up design to learn more different techniques on how to apply make-up. Third is patience, you must control your emotions when doing your job because your goal is to apply make-up on artist by not destructing their attention as much as possible.

  51. There’s an article that talks about various ways that a makeup artist is able to do in order to succeed in the makeup industry. One way they are able to do that is getting experience by working as an intern for a professional who works in the television or broadway industry. This allows them to gain the knowledge and experience needed to prepare for the real world. Another advice that the article suggests is to look over the script that the director gives you, so then you can look up information of the time setting and character, which enables you to be prepared so you can create that character the way the director wants.

  52. Succeeding in the theatre makeup business is very competitive but possible! One asset a makeup artist should have is creativity; if a makeup artist cannot create their own look or add on to a look, they will have a harder time to impress their “to be boss”. One article suggests that makeup artists should be passionate about their artistry, in that a lot of hours and energy are required. Lastly, a makeup artist needs to articulate the content of products, because they have to have basic Information and knowledge of how the makeup industry works.

  53. A makeup artist needs creativity / originality if they want to succeed. For example in the face-off video the designers needed to be able to create something unique on the spot using their time wisely while being proud of their work.

  54. In order to succeed, a makeup designer must be creative, patient, and thick-skinned. They will be creating their own makeup designs for characters so they will be needing a lot of creativity. Also, they will be working with many people, some very dramatic, so they will need patience. According to makeup artist Judi Lewin, “Kill them with kindness.” Makeup artists will need to have thick skins because they will receive feedback on their work, some positive, some not so positive.

  55. One important quality a makeup artist needs to be successful is time management because when you manage your time you get more things done and you can be more patience and not worried. For example, Frank using an hour on a 2 hour foundation project which got him negative feedback. Patience is another important quality because you are more gentle and calm with your model. In the later in the episode, the spotlight challenge they all used patience, because they had to create sculpt with clay then mold it and finally slowly take off the mold. Also, originalty is another imporant because its always better to try and be more creative so its not always the same. In the beginning of the episode of face off, they had to use whats inside the room to create their model.

  56. There are many things a makeup artist needs to succeed in the business. For example, in the article “Advice from a Professional Stage Makeup Artist” the writer says that makeup artist need to be thick skinned. Also they need to good at art. Lastly, they need to be ready to think on their feet because things in theatre need to happen NOW!

  57. A makeup artist needs to attend makeup school if they want to succeed in business. In addition, one should gain as much experience as possible–this way, you develop a keener understanding of makeup. One article suggests that you make a portfolio of all your work. This is great advice, insofar as it will aid you in getting hired and allows you to reflect upon your previous designs.

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