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Stand-in MUA for the Morning

I stood in for Karin Shoji today on a shoot for a local hospital. The filming is for an information DVD which I think gets given to patients who are about to have surgery (from what I heard the presenter saying ;-) ). I did natural make-up for four people, each with different skin tones and features, then Karin arrived to take over and continue for the rest of the day. I’m pretty sure there were more people to be done later in the day as well whom Karin will be looking after.

All in all I learnt a few things, received another call-sheet (which are good to use as proof of working status to get memberships and discounts, etc), I got to use some of my new products (Mehron Touch Up Anti-Shine for example) and my confidence is growing.

I also got to use my new make-up belt which I bought second hand but is in great condition (I love Craigslist! ;-) ) It’s a MAC brush belt which obviously looks good but it is really functional too and holds all the things I need it to hold! I do like the convenience of a belt, but having to look passed my (reasonably sized) chest to see what brush I’m picking out is a bit of a pain, haha! A belt definately saves on bench space which can be an issue on set, but given the option, I think I prefer having everything laid out in front of me on a table/work bench as this way everything is in sight. Maybe if I hang the belt over a shoulder and wear it like a bag it might feel a bit better for me, what do you think? I’ve seen other MUA’s wear it that way.

Practice Day

So I met Elizabeth on location the other day and we had a practice day with some of the actors!

Apparently getting to practice on the characters on a day before the filming starts is unusual so we’re really lucky on this one. I certainly feel lucky as I had a chance to get used to some of the products we are going to be using a lot and I got to use the airbrush a few times and feel far more confident. It was just the ladies as their make-up is more extreme then the men’s, and they were all lovely. So full of character and personality. I have to admit that I was expecting at least a couple of Diva’s but they were funny, patient (one of them was in the chair for around two hours and never complained once!) and friendly which definitely helped to settle my nerves.

Unfortunately it’s all a little secretive and I’m not allowed to tell you anything about what we’re actually doing( understandable really!), but I wanted it on record how good it feels to be working on a project and getting some real experience. According to Elizabeth and Karin I need to keep the Call Sheet with my name on it (not just as a souvenir!) as it’s proof that I’ve done actual work and it counts as one credit towards the 140(?) credits I would need to get into the union to work on productions. If I got that wrong at allĀ  just let me know, my mind was trying to take everything in at once and I may not have heard the details properly ;-)

All in all a good start to my first ever project. Long may it continue! ;-)