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On Set with... Craig Reardon

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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