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On Set with... Craig Reardon

On Set with... Craig Reardon

November 22, 2018

Craig Reardon is very well known as the nice guy of makeup. I was honoured to have attended Craigs talk at IMATS this year and was blown away by the amount of amazing stories, knowledge and insight he had to give. 
Craig is one of the most passionate makeup artists I have ever met, he emits knowledge and an unflinching love for the industry, he is not only full of words of wisdom but is insanely humble and generous with his time.
Working on some of the biggest blockbusters and most influential practical effects films of all time including: Poltergeist, An American Werewolf in London, The Funhouse and The Incredible Shrinking Woman. He is truly one of a kind and it was privilege to be able to interview him. 
If you have any questions you would like to ask Craig, send em our way! 

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On Set With...Mimi Choi

On Set With...Mimi Choi

November 08, 2018

Mimi is a Vancouver-based professional makeup artist renowned for her unique artistic style.  A graduate of Blanche Macdonald Centre, her illusion based work has earned her worldwide recognition and many of her makeups have gone viral. From transforming her hand into realistic sushi to hyper realistic optical illusions with multiple eyes Mimi's attention to detail is mind blowing! Mimi was kind enough to take the time out of her busy teaching schedule to answer a few questions for us...

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RubberHead Special with Steve Johnson

RubberHead Special with Steve Johnson

July 12, 2018

Emmy Award-winning makeup artist, monster maker, mad scientist and now author, Steve Johnson is renowned for his contribution to the SFX industry throughout the years. His recent book, Rubberhead: Sex, Drugs, and Special FX was published in 2017 and chronicles his legendary career in film and TV.  Johnson’s company, XFX, did make-up effects for more than 200 films, countless TV shows, commercials and music videos. His film credits include The Abyss, Ghostbusters, Bicentennial Man, Species and Spider-Man 2. Steve was kind enough to answer a few burning questions we had for him about the upcoming release of the second instalment of the Rubberhead Books. 

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On Set with... Kelseyanna Fitzpatrick

On Set with... Kelseyanna Fitzpatrick

June 14, 2018

Kelseyanna Fitzpatrick is best known for being a part of the Kat Von D Beauty Artistry Collective and can often be found demoing and teaching with the rest of the collective at events and trade shows worldwide. The youngest of the collective, Kelsey, (who is only 22) studied makeup in her home town of Vancouver, Canada. Kelsey has made a name for herself as a professional makeup artist with an distinctive avant garde style, her work demonstrates an abstract use of texture and colour. We were lucky enough to get to know Kelsey little better at this years IMATs London...

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The Ultimate Makeup Artists Glossary

The Ultimate Makeup Artists Glossary

April 06, 2018

Sometimes it can feel as though makeup artists have a completely different language. From filming terms, products, techniques and more acronyms than you can shake a stick at, it's easy to get lost within the technical jargon.

So here at the Armoury we thought it would be helpful to write a glossary to break down all of those technical terms.

We would love to add and expand this list, so if you feel like theres any terms that you'd like to see below please let us know!

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On Set with...Jan Sewell

On Set with...Jan Sewell

March 29, 2018

Our Director and award-winning Makeup Designer Jan Sewell boasts an impressive resume, working across huge blockbusters and critically acclaimed films such as The Theory of Everything, The Danish Girl and Everest. Here we talk to Jan about her career highlights and what advice she can share with those wanting to follow in her footsteps.

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On Set with... Debbie Zoller

On Set with... Debbie Zoller

January 09, 2018

Make-up artist Debbie Zoller has helped create memorable looks on such award winning shows as Mad Men, Nip/Tuck, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Star Trek: Enterprise and has been nominated for no less than nine Emmys for her outstanding work.

We had the pleasure of interviewing Debbie who even popped into the Armoury to grab products whilst working on her newest film Nasty Women (personal to the hilarious Rebel Wilson).

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On Set With...Robin Mathews

On Set With...Robin Mathews

November 09, 2017

We had the pleasure of catching up with the very busy, Oscar-winning makeup artist, Robin Mathews. Robin kindly took the time to answer our burning questions and shared with us some of her best experiences working in film and told us all about the products that she simply can't live without.

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On Set with... Peter Swords King

On Set with... Peter Swords King

November 03, 2017

The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, King Kong and Into the Woods are just a tiny catalogue of films that Peter King has designed both hair and makeup for.

In his career so far (yes, we definitely expect more), Peter has won a grand total of 13 industry recognised awards. Including a BAFTA and an Academy Award for The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King. On top of this, he has been nominated a further 25 times.

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On Set with... Eva Von Bahr and Love Larson

On Set with... Eva Von Bahr and Love Larson

September 28, 2017

The Swedish makeup duo known as the Makeup Designers, AKA Eva von Bahr & Love Larson have worked on more than 60 feature films, 15 tv series and at least 200 commercials across the globe from Scandinavia to South Korea.In Eva and Love 2013 received the Club 100 award, the oldest award and most prestigious award in Swedish television, and since then have been nominated for 2 consecutive Ocsars for A Man Called Ove and The Hundred Year old Man Who Jumped out of the Window and dissapeared.

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On Set with... Michele Burke

On Set with... Michele Burke

August 22, 2017

Michele Burke is one of the most versatile makeup talents working worldwide today. Originally from Ireland, she emigrated to Canada and now resides in Los Angeles. She is the recipient of numerous professional awards worldwide, including: two Oscars for Best Makeup as well as six nominations. In addition, Michele is the winner of two British Academy Awards and an Emmy. Her clients include the cream of the crop of actresses, actors, Directors and Producers working worldwide.

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On Set with... Sarita Allison

On Set with... Sarita Allison

July 26, 2017

We caught up with BAFTA team winner and three times Emmy nominee Sarita Allison to ask her about her career and how she came to be such a well known name throughout our industry.

Sarita began her career as a Makeup Artist working on photo sessions for a diverse range of artists and designers including  Björk, Bob Hoskins, Sir Ben Kingsley, Vivenne Westwood, Issey Miyake and Alexander McQueen. But is now better known for her work on Harry Potter, X-Men and monster heavy series Penny Dreadful.

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