This lesson was designed for one of my classes that I call “Life Design”. I wanted to make a class that was built entirely around the concept that art is everywhere. This class not only promotes the relevancy of art and design in every part of our everyday world but it also promotes how important it is to learn the basics and build upon them to improve your artistic skills. Every lesson that I teach within this particular class is a vocation that students could use their artistic skills for a living. (Movie makeup, car design, illustration, fashion, tattoos, toys, video games, magazines, graphic design, theatre design, jewelry, comics/graphic novels, culinary arts, fantasy weapons, and murals)
This powerpoint goes along with my separate Movie Makeup lesson papers. This presentation starts off by showing some dramatic before and after transformations and then poses the discussion of what it takes to turn a person into a zombie from The Walking Dead. I break the rest of the presentation up into the areas of movie makeup (airbrushing, beauty and glamour, bald caps, aging makeups, wigs and hair, digital makeup/animation, character makeup, and prosthetics).
Each area of movie makeup has a handful of slides that break down what the challenges of the area are and as always I have included lots of awesome visual examples (most of which are from very recognizable movies). I show lot of pics about the TV show Face Off and how it centers around the creation of these huge makeup jobs from sketch all the way to movie-ready creation. There is a small game where students have to match up the actor with the character they play in a movie (some are unrecognizable due to their prosthetics). I break down how to create your own prosthetics at the end of the presentation and include some very good links on youtube of some step-by-step process videos. I always stress to my students to take advantage of the tutorial videos that are on the internet because you can create some very detailed prosthetics with very little work if you know what you're doing.
This is always the most anticipated and talked about lesson of my entire curriculum. The students love seeing how to make these, creating them first-hand, and then getting to wear them for the rest of the day at school! Always one of my favorite units!