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Nuts and Bolts Filmmaking by Dan Rahmel

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Make-up Techniques

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The most common type of make-up for film differs from everyday make-up since it’s generally supposed to make the actor or actress look “normal” or as if they aren’t wearing make-up. In the film industry, this is known as flat make-up. A majority of all make-up applied is flat make-up. Effects make-up, which is fascinating to many people, occupies only a small part of the needs of the movie-making community.

There is a magazine dedicated to movie make-up artists called Makeup Artist Magazine (http://www.makeupmag.com/). It focuses on professional movie make-up people, interviews, and techniques. Make-up professionals ...

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