All classes and speakers subject to change
Join other professional make-up artists for a preview of IMATS Los Angeles! This exclusive event is for Make-Up Artist magazine Pro-Card holders only. From 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, January 16, you can shop leisurely (exhibitors are reserving products and offering deals) and network.
Throughout the weekend, other Make-Up Artist Pro Card perks include front-of-the-line service, preferred classroom seating and pro-only discounts from participating exhibitors.
Ticket pre-registration is now required for all days of the show! You will find ticket allotments for each Pro-Card type when you register for your tickets.
To attend, you must visit the IMATS Los Angeles tickets page and enter your Pro-Card information to register.
Make-up effects veteran Craig Reardon is a three-time Primetime Emmy winner. His credits include An American Werewolf in London, Altered States, Poltergeist, Dreamscape, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Weird Science and The Goonies. Join us as he discusses his career with Make-Up Artist Publisher Michael Key.
Rod Maxwell teaches a master class on digital make-up design from preproduction to post. See how he uses programs including Adobe Photoshop, ZBrush and mocha Pro to design make-ups—from beauty and old-age to creatures and monsters—for pre-visualization or presentation to your clients. You’ll also learn how cutting-edge 3-D printers print molds that can actually be used to create prosthetics. And you’ll see how 2-D images can be used like prosthetics and attached to actors’ faces in post!
There will also be a software license giveaway at the end of the seminar. You could win one copy of mocha Pro 4, The academy-award winning Planar Tracking & visual effects utility from Imagineer System. (retail value: $1,495) For more information, visit http://www.imagineersystems.com/. Or you could win one copy of ZBrush 4R6, The all-in-one digital sculpting solution, designed for the pursuit of art. (retail value: $795) For more information, visit http://www.pixologic.com/.
Price: $75 – Purchase your tickets here.
Make-Up Artist Pro-Card membership is NOT required to participate in this class.
Entry to our Pro-Card event is NOT included in the purchase of this ticket.
Need an effective appliance in a pinch? Are you on location? Do you need multiples? Local 706 Journeyman make-up artist and Emmy nominee Brian Kinney will demonstrate appliance casting with a variety of materials. These will include his Hurt Box system of platinum silicone on-the-go molds. The class will feature basic applications in a fun and informative hands-on workshop. Castings will include gelatin, vinyl, two-part silicones and Pros-Aide transfers. All attendees will receive an exclusive new IMATS 2015 Hurt Box mold (a $75 retail value) to use and keep in their kits.
Limited materials will be provided, but all attendees should bring brushes, a palette knife and alcohol-based colors.
Price: $195 – Purchase your tickets here.
Make-Up Artist Pro-Card membership is NOT required to participate in this class.
As a professional, natural talent, stamina and a strong knowledge of your craft are essential. These skills can certainly move you farther up the ladder of success. All too often, however, you cannot get the most important tools in any school or from any counter. More useful than the case you carry sometimes is the invisible toolbox filled with people skills, the inventive mind and the experience you gain from making and learning from mistakes.
Michèle Burke’s presentation will cover her career as a movie make-up artist against the backdrop of the evolution of products and techniques used by make-up artists in the motion-picture industry. She will also share her insights about the personal and professional skills required to succeed as a make-up artist in today’s competitive environment. There will also be a question-and-answer session at the end of the presentation.
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 Age Make-up Challenge.
Jordu Schell offers a basic primer on creating a fully realized character in clay, including design, overall form, detail and finishing.
In this hour and a half demonstration you will experience a new, unseen character from the creative minds of Odd Studio. There will be an informative discussion on what it takes to deliver a successful, iconic character.
Join Jordu Schell (Avatar, Men In Black 3, 300) at the Make-Up Artist magazine booth (#2212) for an exclusive signing of Issue 109 of Make-Up Artist magazine. Copies of the magazine may be purchased at makeupmag.com or in the booth.
Head to booth #2212 (the Make-Up Artist magazine booth) to purchase your copy of Issue 109!
Join Steve LaPorte (Lost, Oz the Great and Powerful, X-Men: First Class) at the Make-Up Artist magazine booth (#2212) for an exclusive signing of Issue 53, Issue 85, Issue 87, Issue 89, Issue 91 and Issue 96 of Make-Up Artist magazine. Copies of the magazine may be purchased at makeupmag.com or in the booth.
Red-carpet make-up requires knowledge of current trends and beauty make-up, as well as the ability to create a look that reflects your client’s personal style. Working with clients such as Fran Drescher, Kim Cattrall, Alicia Keys, Pamela Anderson and Minnie Driver, Gregory Arlt has created red-carpet looks for the Academy Awards, Emmys, Golden Globes, Grammys, People’s Choice Awards and more. In this class, he shares more than 16 years’ experience, including a review of this season’s trends, plus tips and techniques for creating his favorite looks.
In this class, you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about doing the perfect spray tan and running a successful spray-tanning business. The class is broken down into four parts:
1. Spray tanning and sunless tanning: the benefits of going sunless, the harmful effects of sun tanning, DHA and how it works.
2. What you need (equipment, products, etc.) to set-up your spray-tanning room
3. How to perform the perfect spray tan, including the techniques and tricks to using professional equipment and products. You will learn how to tan using basic and advanced techniques on all skin and body types.
4. Business basics. How to build a professional spray-tanning business. How much to charge, how to market, how to sell retail products and upsell packages. And most importantly, how to make lots of money doing it!
TEMPTU PRO make-up artist Tracey Taylor will demonstrate how to achieve beautiful make-up on set for editorial and high-definition television using TEMPTU airbrush make-up to guide industry professionals.
Join celebrity make-up artist Angel Merino as he takes you through learning and understanding your make-up tools. He will teach you his sought-after makeup techniques using his exclusive brush collection in collaboration with Morphé Brushes. Learn everything from eye-shadow application to highlighting and contouring. No question will go unanswered in this glam-packed master class.
From the La Mariana Tiki Lounge of the South Sea Islands, join us for the introduction of “The Big Kahuna: A Preposterous Prosthetic Presentation of Volatile Volcanic Velocity!” Bring your spy glasses and cameras.
In this demo, the Vargas team will give a full step-by-step demo on how to transform a model into a piece of art. From beauty make-up to fantasy avant garde to effects, learn highlighting, contouring, color theory, use of paints and how to layer them when you use water-based products with oil-based products, prosthetic applications, different use of media and how to use the right beauty and body-paint/effects brushes when you’re feeling a bit more creative.
Norman Cabrera will discuss his career in depth and answer questions about the art and business of make-up effects with a slide show-type presentation that covers more than 30 years of work, from his early masks prior to entering the business to the many high-profile films he’s worked on.
Moderated by Jordu Schell.
American Horror Story is an anthology series that centers on different characters and locations, including a haunted house, an insane asylum, a witch coven and a freak show. Show make-up department head Eryn Krueger Mekash, key make-up artist Kim Ayers, key prosthetic make-up artist Mike Mekash, prosthetic make-up artist Chris Nelson and prosthetic designer Justin Raleigh join a panel discussion on the range of make-up effects that the show requires. The show was nominated for a 2013 Primetime Emmys for Outstanding Makeup for a Miniseries or a Movie (Non-Prosthetic) and Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Miniseries, Movie or a Special.
Moderated by Joe Nazzaro.
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics brand manager Courtney Tichman will guide you through some of her favorite unconventional artistry techniques, which OCC has become known for! Watch as she breaks down color and texture in new and exciting ways for today’s make-up artists.
Bold brows are the trend. Learn the advanced techniques for classic and fashion brow design, honed over 35 years at Eugenia Weston’s Senna Makeup & Brow Studio. She’ll teach you shaping and coloring methods to transform even the most challenging brows, from painless tweezing and scissor trimming to color selection and client maintenance. You’ll see how the original Senna Form-A-Brow stencil kit makes everyone a brow wizard!
In this workshop with Chloe Sens, learn how to get the most out of your brushes to achieve show-stopping looks for beauty, body painting and special effects make-up.
Kanesha Perry will speak about and demonstrate how a fashion week look can go from soft and beautiful to fun, feisty and avant garde!
Join Muse Beauty for an informative demonstration on an exciting approach to make-up artistry. Add airbrush make-up to your repertoire to gain speed in application, a refined blend and new opportunities. No longer relegated to TV/film, technological developments have made this technique necessary for make-up artists working on projects spanning bridal to the red carpet.
Join Pashur as he shows you how glitter can take your eye make-up from average to extraordinary! Learn quick, head-turning glitter eye designs that are easy to achieve and will blow your clients away. These extravagant designs are great for fashion shows, editorial shoots, live events or even a killer evening look. Pashur will demonstrate edgy and sexy nightclub eye designs, dazzling eye accents, intricate necklaces and dynamic masquerade masks.
Dutch Bihary, who appeared on the popular body-painting TV show Skin Wars, will teach this demo, which covers various approaches to rendering jaw-dropping body-painting effects. Techniques that will be covered include sponge and brush, Kabuki, airbrush, stencils and appliances.
This class with Todd Debreceni will cover tattoo-design considerations, temporary tattoo materials, the printing of color laser designs onto tattoo-transfer paper, preparation of the printed designs (both for the skin and the tattoo transfer paper), and the application of temporary tattoos for an authentic, realistic look.
Legendary make-up artist Francesca Tolot will share her professional story and experiences. This presentation will include a visual history of her most iconic make-up looks past and present. There will be an interview followed by a discussion and question-and-answer session. Three models will be unveiled, wearing very different looks. Tolot will speak about the inspiration and technique behind each look.
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A panel of top agents discuss building an effective book, getting signed by an agency, going out on jobs and more. This informal conversation and question-and-answer session covers all aspects of the artist/agent relationship. Learn how agency representation works and how it could benefit your career. Panelists include Tamara Jacobs (Atelier Management), Madeline Leonard (Cloutier Remix), Frank Moore (Celestine Agency) and Dion Peronneau (Dion Peronneau Agency).
Vivian Baker, Greg Gabrio and Michael Astalos will discuss the evolution of lighting in film and other media. From the perspective of a veteran make-up artist, a digital imaging technician and a photographer who created The Makeup Light, you will learn how to make decisions about your own lighting setup and how to communicate with the director of photography, the photographer and the client.
Couples are spending more on their weddings than ever. With the industry expanding past traditional weddings to gay marriages, the opportunities to generate income are endless. As varied as these ceremonies have become, so, too, is the way make-up artists should approach each client. This workshop with the five-time Emmy winner, author and innovator of High Definition Makeup, Eve Pearl, focuses on the bride and wedding party, paying special attention to skin tones, color theory and facial structure analysis. She will demonstrate the EVE PEARL Reverse Contouring technique, creating a visual facelift, and remedies for skin imperfections. She will share her business secrets, used across media platforms, and stories of her success in launching her own brand. A must-attend class for the experienced make-up artist and those just starting out.
Join Oscar-winning make-up artist Ve Neill and Make-Up Artist publisher Michael Key for an onstage discussion of Neill’s career. Neill’s film credits include Beetlejuice, Batman Forever, Edward Scissorhands, Mrs. Doubtfire, the Pirates of the Caribbean series, The Amazing Spider-Man films and The Hunger Games series. Her celebrity clients include Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Julia Roberts, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sigourney Weaver, Jennifer Lawrence and many others. She is a judge on Syfy’s make-up effects show Face Off.
Roshar will demonstrate his unique approach to make-up in the fashion world, incorporating the roots of make-up and techniques that are always an eye opener.
Christien Tinsley will start by providing a brief background on the origins, the basic process and the growing benefits of creating prosthetic transfers before spending the remainder of the class demonstrating the best techniques to making, applying and painting your own prosthetic transfers. Furthermore, he’ll detail the added convenience the company Prosthetic Transfer Material is bringing to the process and the special make-up effects industry.
Kanesha Perry will speak about and demonstrate a natural, contoured editorial look.
This class is for the artist who is working on a photo shoot and has to build up from a natural look to a dramatic look without the luxury of time. Henry Vasquez will teach his techniques of creating an editorial-ready natural look and then building up that look to a dramatic look without taking off any make-up.
Join us as IMATS Executive Producer Michael Key interviews this year’s Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling Oscar contenders.
In this class, Universal Studios Florida make-up designer and special make-up effects artist Michael Burnett will demonstrate the materials and techniques he and his team use to quickly create the hundreds of make-up looks needed each night at Universal’s annual Halloween Horror Nights. This will include silicone and foam prosthetics, airbrush techniques, acrylic dentures, silicone build-up and much more.
Head to booth (#2212) (the Make-Up Artist magazine booth) to purchase your copy!
Join celebrity make-up artist Amber Dreadon as she breaks down how the latest runway make-up trends inspire and influence her make-up application on music’s elite, including Lorde, Rita Ora and Florence Welch. Learn how to conquer live performances, music videos and red-carpet make-up by prepping the skin appropriately for each occasion and bringing beauty to a look through a detailed, minimalist application.
See the basics in hair tying so you can start making stock mustaches and beards to add to your kit. Learn techniques to block out patterns and color blend hair, and discover the tools and equipment you need to add to your skills.
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 Historical Beauty Trends.
Join keynote speaker Ve Neill (The Amazing Spider-Man, The Host, The Hunger Games) at the Make-Up Artist magazine booth (#2212) for an exclusive signing of Issue 10, Issue 43, Issue 66, Issue 70, Issue 95, Issue 97 and Issue 108 of Make-Up Artist magazine. Copies of the magazine may be purchased at makeupmag.com or in the booth.
From the runway to your reality—what really went on backstage at the London, Paris, New York and Milan shows. Discover the “it” shades before they’re “it” and see how to use them.
Make-up guru and millionaire entrepreneur Ruby Polanco invites you to a business program for the creative mind. In a one-hour course, she will reveal the secrets to creating a brand identity. The course dissects famous existing brands, analyzing them and offering solutions to successfully navigate the market, making a profit doing so, with a unique brand using social- media tools. Concentrate on your passion while expanding your business knowledge.
It’s more than make-up—it’s a personal connection with clients. Whether your client is an art director, model, mom, bride or celebrity, people want someone they can connect with, feel safe with and trust! Being who you are is essential and kindness is king.