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The Complete Guide to Film and Digital Production, 3rd Edition by Lorene M. Wales

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14

Makeup and Hair

As discussed in Chapter 13, the wardrobe department is often recognized in either period films or films with outrageous looks, such as science fiction. However, it should be noted that all makeup is an art, even on shows where no special makeup is required. The makeup team on a project varies greatly depending on the budget and scope of the project. In low budget, you will most likely have one makeup artist who handles all makeup, hair, body, and special effects makeup for the entire cast. On a medium-size budget, you will most likely hire a key makeup artist, key hair, and a couple of assistants. On higher-budget shoots you could have all the personnel listed in this chapter and more. Many stars prefer to use their own hair ...

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