Going for a Burton (amongst others)
Students on the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Production Arts drew on Hollywood, and especially the films of Tim Burton, as inspiration for one of their recent practical assessments. Creepy characters from the films of respected fantasy filmmaker and animatorTim Burton mingled with princesses, screen goddesses and even a Pink Lady from Grease as students tackled the challenging unit “Make-up Application Skills and Creative Uses in Performance”.
A multi-part challenge, the task involved researching screen icons, choosing and analysing a character, creating a mood board and then designing and independently implementing a make-up on a model that was practical for performance but also captured the personality of the subject. Under the watchful eye of tutor Tracey Jukes, models were skillfully transformed into a stunning array of alter-egos.
The films of Tim Burton are known for their quirky and visually distinctive characters, and they inspired several of the resulting make-ups. Emily from The Corpse Bride was created by Lauren Rennie, while Burton regulars Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter (AKA Mrs Tim Burton) were represented in the form of Edward Scissorhands and Mrs. Lovvit from Sweeney Todd. Just to reinforce howaccurate and professional these make-ups were, the original make-ups.
For a giggle Edward later escaped to the Hair Salons, see full Gallery on FLICKR HERE
Created on: 21/1/2013
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