All classes and speakers subject to change
Join Liza Coggins as she demonstrates how to create a natural, flawless complexion for television, film and print. She will share contouring and corrective techniques, focusing on how to keep make-up fresh all day, then transition into an evening look. Her expert tips will cover blending creme and powder products to define depth and create clean, smoky eyes and lasting lip color. Dana Nye co-hosts.
Join Gino Acevedo as he discusses the controversial and evolving relationship between digital and practical make-up effects with IMATS Executive Producer Michael Key. Acevedo is an award-winning talent whose movie credits include The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit series, King Kong, Avatar and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. He balances the advantages of all digital and practical storytelling tools in award-winning films.
Known for his out-of-the-box approach, Roshar will transform his model through make-up and sheer creativity. Sharing his ideas and methods, he will inspire you to look at make-up in a very different way.
Learn from wig masters working in the film industry as they share tips, tools and resources for honing your skills in wig making, wig styling and facial hair. These artists will answer your questions and guide you through a discussion about wig types, wig design and creation, adaptable techniques and industry information, helping you take your wig skills a cut above the rest.
Tami Lane opens up about her journey to become an Oscar-winning make-up artist and department head. Lane has worked on films including The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Chronicles of Narnia trilogy and Superman Returns. She won an Oscar for her work on The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and earned an Oscar nomination for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Lane shares all, including tales from the set, in a keynote interview onstage at IMATS.
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.
Eve Pearl, a five-time Emmy winner, will demonstrate her signature technique of contouring in two steps. The Eve Pearl Method of Reverse Contouring is the revolutionary way to contour, enhance and deliver a flawless complexion in half the time.
Mike Hill is an award-winning sculptor with credits including The Wolfman, Men in Black 3 and American Horror Story. He is known primarily for his highly realistic silicone sculptures and portraits, and he has a passion for the horror genre and comic book superheroes. Hill’s famous sculptures are sought by collectors such as Guillermo del Toro, Peter Jackson and Greg Nicotero. Learn from the world-renowned sculptor Mike Hill in this keynote interview by IMATS Executive Producer Michael Key.
Siân Richards shows how changing an actor’s skin tone on camera is tricky and multifaceted. Her groundbreaking Emmy nominated work changing Queen Latifah from light-skinned daytime TV host to espresso-toned blues singer Bessie Smith in HBO’s movie Bessie featured many challenges. Richards will demonstrate how to change someone’s skin color while still keeping the skin alive and vital for close-up HD digital work.
M.A.C. Pro Senior Artist Kiekie Stanners will teach you how to think outside the box by looking at various references—from performing artists to living statues to groundbreaking editorial imagery— inspiring you to take your artistry to its highest potential. Beyond designing dramatic looks for the face, this class is about learning how to affect a total transformation while exploring make-up as an art form.
As make-up artists, we are called upon to either create or conceal. Join make-up artist Becca Gilmartin as she demonstrates concealing techniques for common make-up challenges such as tattoos and skin discoloration—and how to introduce concealing products into a sheer beauty make-up.
Join Nadine Terens as she shares effective tricks and tips to simulate injuries for a galactic freedom-fighting character for TV or film. Terens will demonstrate old scars, burns, fresh cuts, scrapes and bruising. Learn how to produce realistic effects using essentials in your kit. Dana Nye co-hosts.
Join M.A.C. Pro Senior Artist Carol Mackie as she shares techniques for creating strong and beautiful make-up looks without overusing product. This class focuses on the importance of beautiful skin and how to replicate the “no make-up” look as seen on the runway.
Join one of Australia’s favorite creative make-up artists, Becca Gilmartin, as she shares her secrets on how to break through creative blocks, achieve confidence, use products creatively and survive as a make-up artist creatively in a commercial world. Presented by Kryolan Professional Make-Up, this is a session not to be missed.
Martin Bray, X Factor head make-up artist, will instruct how to take your make-up to the next level and define lash features.
In this demonstration Eliza Campagna will show how to fit, stick and color a plastic bald cap using the Royal Brush range. She will demonstrate what brushes and tools she feels work best for sticking down the cap, melting off the edges and coloring the bald cap. She will also be demonstrating how she uses a nontraditional hair wrapping technique to compliment her fantasy character make-up.
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.
In a sneak preview from her upcoming make-up book, Makeup Masterclass, Australia’s most influential make-up artist, Rae Morris, reveals her secret formula for optimizing any eye shape. Her techniques will enable you to create the eye shape you have always wanted. Whether you have small eyes, hooded eyelids or just fine lines you want to disguise, her ‘eye phi’ formula is the secret weapon that will open up a whole new world of looks.
The blockbuster film Mad Max: Fury Road pushed the boundaries of make-up effects. Prosthetics supervisor Damian Martin and prosthetics coordinator Adam Johansen will walk you through the process, from the creation to the execution of the post-apocalyptic world of Mad Max, sharing how they made this madness come to life.