Steve LaPorte

With over 40 years as a Makeup Artist in the motion picture industry Steve LaPorte has worked on everything from Low Budget to Mega Budget Productions. With over fifty feature films to his credit including “The Color Purple”, “Golden Child”,“Lost Boys”, “Beetlejuice” , ”Terminator 2 & 3” , ABC’s “Lost” ,Netflix’s “Longmire” & “ Code Black” for CBS. LaPorte credits basic out of kit techniques as a solid foundation for his work. Awards include, an Oscar & Saturn Award for “Beetlejuice” Primetime Emmy for “X-Files” & Makeup Guild Award for “Breaking Bad”.

As a Motion Picture Academy Member, Steve has also served on the Makeup Awards committee which oversees the Academy Award for Makeup.

Proficiency in Beauty, Prosthetics, Aging & Character, including facial hair work is a must in today’s competitive field. In addition, knowledge of products, raw materials & rigging is an added bonus when you have to make “magic” on the set. Code Black provided a unique experience of producing emergency trauma injuries on a daily basis while being guided & advised from medical professionals  on staff.
Now actively-retired, Steve states, “Many talented Artists & mentors have contributed to my skill set & it is my duty to pass those lessons on to those who wish to carry the torch to the next level.” Beyond the actual makeup skills, Steve also credits the mental “Toolbox” of phycological & acquired life skills to contribute equally to ones success in their career.

Sun. 12 - 12 a.m.

Steve LaPorte

(Open Forum)

With over 40 years as a Makeup Artist in the motion picture industry Steve LaPorte has worked on everything from Low Budget to Mega Budget Productions. With over fifty feature films to his credit including “The Color Purple”, “Golden Child”,“Lost Boys”, “Beetlejuice” , ”Terminator 2 & 3” , ABC’s “Lost” ,Netflix’s “Longmire” & “ Code Black” for CBS. LaPorte credits basic out of kit techniques as a solid foundation for his work. Awards include, an Oscar & Saturn Award for “Beetlejuice” Primetime Emmy for “X-Files” & Makeup Guild Award for “Breaking Bad”.

As a Motion Picture Academy Member, Steve has also served on the Makeup Awards committee which oversees the Academy Award for Makeup.

Proficiency in Beauty, Prosthetics, Aging & Character, including facial hair work is a must in today’s competitive field. In addition, knowledge of products, raw materials & rigging is an added bonus when you have to make “magic” on the set. Code Black provided a unique experience of producing emergency trauma injuries on a daily basis while being guided & advised from medical professionals  on staff.
Now actively-retired, Steve states, “Many talented Artists & mentors have contributed to my skill set & it is my duty to pass those lessons on to those who wish to carry the torch to the next level.” Beyond the actual makeup skills, Steve also credits the mental “Toolbox” of phycological & acquired life skills to contribute equally to ones success in their career.