All classes and speakers subject to change
Watch as the stars of tomorrow face off in the student make-up competition. Models will present the final make-up creations of make-up students, who are competing for cash and prizes. This year’s character-category theme is The World of Comic Books and Graphic Novels.
Darren Jinks will demonstrate how to create convincing weathered, bruised and bloodied character make-up effects. Learn paint and texture techniques for windburn, stubble beard, black eye and bruises. Jinks will integrate prosthetic transfers and modeling wax to simulate realistic injuries, plus expert facial hair application. His winning tips and tricks can be used to distress any character—not just cowpokes!— in 60 minutes.
Join us for a tribute to Oscar winner Dick Smith as we honor the passing of a legend.
Chloe Sens will reveal her new Bog Witch creature inspired by Rob Bottin’s classic Meg Mucklebones design. In this class, Sens will speak about her journey and artistic influence, and how she created the Bog Witch. She will also discuss starting out as an effects artist, finding inspiration in the history of the industry, building a kit, ways of educating yourself and networking.
In this class, Thomas E. Surprenant describes and demonstrates how to create a practical special- effects make-up on a budget by using existing prosthetics and hairpieces in a new configuration to create a different character. The term “kit bashing” has been used by make-up artists and model makers alike to describe taking parts from existing things and combining them to create something total different.
Get an inside look at MastersFX’s work on the exciting Spielberg/DreamWorks/TNT hit series Falling Skies. Be one of the first to get a behind-the-scenes understanding of the shop’s one-and-only creature-creating process. The team discusses bringing its aliens to life on set and through its special visual-effects process, Digital MakeupFX (dMFX). MastersFX will illustrate what it takes to bridge the gap between make-up and digital effects.
IMATS Executive Producer Michael Key leads an onstage interview with Emmy-winning artist Charles Porlier, whose 32-year career has included work on such films as The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, X2 and Thir13en Ghosts.
Not all brushes are created equal. There are hundreds of types of make-up brushes in different sizes, materials, colors, shapes and prices. Let Emmy winner Kevin James Bennett help you discover the perfect brushes for your type of artistry. He’ll explain how quality make-up brushes are designed and manufactured and share insider tips and tricks for getting the most out of your tools.
Siân Richards recently designed make-up for a feature film called The Last Knights; the style of make-up was a cross between Game of Thrones and Sons of Anarchy. Richards will show how hybrid character styling is easy and essential to give your work and edge and individuality–and it all comes out of the kit.
Vargas’s demonstration will help you understand face shapes and bone structure from an artist/photographer’s point of view. It will also teach you how to enhance, maximize and dramatize a look for fashion or editorial work, using products and tools that really work. Learn to work with lines, arches and angles to perfect your technical skills.
Keynote Speaker Joanna Schlip will share her 20 years of experience and knowledge in the make-up industry, providing insider information, a demonstration of essential techniques and sage advice to taking your career to the next level.
We can play with the possibilities of make-up—there is no limit.
Watch as the stars of tomorrow face off in the student make-up competition. Models will present the final make-up creations of make-up students, who are competing for cash and prizes. This year’s beauty-category theme is Art Through the Ages.
Spencer Barnes will share his expertise and professional tips to create flawless, fresh-faced sophistication inspired by his work on the red carpet and in advertising and editorials. Techniques will include contouring, corrective make-up and make-up selection for your project. Learn how to create fresh, timeless results with nuance and subtlety. There will be a question-and-answer session as time permits.
Join in a discussion with working IATSE Local 891 make-up artists. Topics will include getting started in the business, what the union really is (and isn’t), how the industry has changed and where it’s headed. A question-and-answer session with viewers will cap the event.