Makeup Department

PIERCE5-filteredEver watched the credits at the end of a movie and wondered what all of those people do?
Well, here’s your answer. Below is a simplified list with a real world description for most of those positions.

Make-Up/Hair Department
What is a Make-up Artist and other unknowns in movie credits
Ever watched the credits at the end of a movie and wondered what all of those people do?
Well, here’s your answer. Below is a simplified list with a real world description for most of those positions.

Make-up Artist
A make-up artist is the person who applies make-up to your individual actors. This could be a dramatic look that totally changes the appearance of the actor or it could be just a natural look or anything in-between. Depending on how many actors you have, you may also need a make-up assistant.

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In cases of scenes involving more than 3 or 4 talent you will more than likely want to hire a Makeup Assistant to help apply makeup to all of your talent. It will help things move along much faster.

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Special Effects Make-up Artist
These are Make-Up Artists who specialize in things like making people look like something they aren’t. This could be making someone into a monster, a zombie, alien or even just adding cuts, wounds or bruises on a person.

Hair Stylist
This person is involved in fixing and setting the hair on all the actors every day. If your movie involves mostly males you may be able to get away with just a Makeup Artist assisting you in this. However if you have a large female cast, it is recommended that you hire a Hair Stylist as female actors usually need more help than male actors in maintaining their hairstyles.

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This role is similar  to a make-up assistant. They are there to support the Hair Stylist and to style prep or style the hair of some of the actors.

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