Period make-up for the stage : step-by-step (Book, 1997.

The course will begin with teaching you how to accurately research historical looks. You’ll also gain experience in preparing and applying a range of hair pieces including switches, clusters, wefts and full wigs. The final stage of this short course gives you the chance to create a range of period hair and make-up looks including 1920s, 1940s, 1960s and Edwardian looks. Throughout this 3 week course you will be able to view all your work on a monitor under studio lighting conditions, and you will be assessed on all skills, from application techniques to creativity.

At the end of this short course in period hair and make-up you will have the skills to successfully create period looks for TV, film and theatre. You will have gained experience creating iconic period make-up and hair looks and will know period hairstyling techniques including pin curling, marcel waving and finger waving.

Course Payment: A 20% deposit is required to secure a place on any make-up course with the full balance due 6 weeks prior to the course start date. We have several options to help fund your make-up course including interest free payment plans, bursaries and loans.

Set in the world of 1970s Formula 1 racing, Rush follows the real-life rivalry between charismatic English driver James Hunt (played by Chris Hemsworth) and his brilliant competitor, Austrian Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl), encompassing Lauda’s near-fatal 1976 crash.

One of Hammond’s biggest challenges on the film was following director Ron Howard’s dictate to make everything as real as possible. “You only have to go to YouTube, where you can still watch those races,” she says. “When I saw the movie for the first time a few weeks ago, during the first few minutes, I kept thinking, ‘I can’t believe how hairy it is!’ … You tend to forget that people were really hairy in those days. But I’m happy to say I got used to it, and I’m really pleased with what we did. The main actors didn’t come like that, so that’s where a lot of our work was. But we were able to find a lot of extras who looked like they literally stepped out of the ’70s!”

First on Hammond’s list of priorities was to turn the two leads into their real-life counterparts. “Chris Hemsworth is blond and attractive and so was Hunt, so that worked really well,” she says, “but we also tried to break him down a bit to get rid of that glorious golden boy look. Daniel was interesting, because once we made a set of teeth for him, he really had the essence of Lauda, but Lauda was really pale with icy blue eyes and his hair was much fairer, so we chose to keep certain qualities of Lauda’s hairline and teeth. Daniel is a darker version, but he plays it so brilliantly and his accent is amazing, so he’s incredibly convincing.

The course will begin with teaching you how to accurately research historical looks. You’ll also gain experience in preparing and applying a range of hair pieces including switches, clusters, wefts and full wigs. The final stage of this short course gives you the chance to create a range of period hair and make-up looks including 1920s, 1940s, 1960s and Edwardian looks. Throughout this 3 week course you will be able to view all your work on a monitor under studio lighting conditions, and you will be assessed on all skills, from application techniques to creativity.

At the end of this short course in period hair and make-up you will have the skills to successfully create period looks for TV, film and theatre. You will have gained experience creating iconic period make-up and hair looks and will know period hairstyling techniques including pin curling, marcel waving and finger waving.

Course Payment: A 20% deposit is required to secure a place on any make-up course with the full balance due 6 weeks prior to the course start date. We have several options to help fund your make-up course including interest free payment plans, bursaries and loans.

 
 
 
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