I got a great phone call the other day asking if I could fill in for Karin (Mika’s makeup studio) on a TV show doing the make-up for the presenter. The show is called The Mix. It’s hosted by Greg Coyes and is a “half-hour magazine of outstanding musical performance and informative interviews. Each show begins with a traditional Métis performer and then branches out to explore musical kinship right across contemporary First Nations Canada”. They travel around reporting on various events and groups/performers and record the introductions in a studio.
Everything I’m doing at the moment is voluntary as I can’t earn money in a freelance capacity due to the visa I’m on, but I don’t mind as I’m building up experience and a small portfolio of projects. Plus it was a favour for Karin as she had other obligations for that morning!
Karin left me a quick fire guide as to how to do Greg’s make-up which was appreciated. I think one thing I learned was to use plenty of powder when I initially set the make-up, as I had to powder Greg quite a bit due to him being shiny. The warm lights won’t have helped. So, basically, must powder more!