Hollywood’s professional makeup school

February 2007

Graduates Work:

Nikki Greene Master Makeup graduate has recently shot a film called “Victim.” She also worked with a band called “The Blood Arm” shooting their video “Angela”. Their album is #1 in England and France and will be aired on MTV Europe and MTV 2 in the U.S. Nikki and Heather O’Boyle Master Makeup Graduate did a Old Age Elvis Makeup for K-EARTH 101 Radio Station. Heather also worked on the film “Grave Digger”, student film “Backroads”, and “Jack”

Cuyler Eaton Master Makeup Graduate has been working with Photographer Costas Viontas for World Video shooting an Album Cover and Music Video for Maria Shiraz who recently signed with Warner Bros.

Sarah (Tarling) Matzke has been working with a professional photographer doing injury simulation for a new nationally published DVD-Rom series of paramedics textbooks, as well as a feature length zombie movie called “2” that will begin production on February 19th. http://www.emptyhousefilm.com Along with a short film “Dunwich” which, was well received at the H.P.Lovecraft Film Festival in October, but they have gone back in to do a re-edit with additional score. “Dunwich” will have a local premiere in March.

Graduate Heather Coleman recently did makeup for “Mouse Trap” a Doritos’s super bowl commercial contest and made it into the top 5.

Iris Sutalo Master Makeup Graduate was Department head for a film called “Tales From the Dead”. The film required Beauty, Blood Effects, Old age Makeup and Gelatin appliances. She had help from two other graduates Liz Mendoza and Asami Matsukawa.

April Metcalf Master Makeup Graduate did a pilot “Small Talker” and a film called “Smashed Head”, April also did a partial appliance for John Kapelos (Breakfast Club) .”

Jamie Kim worked with Will Hess on an interview with Brett Ratner (director of X-Men, Rush Hour 1-3, etc.). This was for a documentary Will is working on about Comic Book legend Stan Lee (creator of Spiderman, X-Men, Fantastic Four, the Punisher, Ghostrider, etc.)

Tara Lang was working on a short film “Unconditional” starring Hudson Leick (CSI, Xena, 7th Heaven) and Daniel Goldman, as well as a training video for International Equestrian Federation, and most recently a photo shoot with Puppet the Psycho Dwarf.
Corinne Dutra had wrapped “Super Croc” and Asylum Film that will be released to Blockbuster this April or May. Along with a music video for an up and coming artist “Western States Motel”.

Instructor Work/Introductions:

Instructor Ralis Kahn is currently working for “Haunt X the Xtreme Halloween Expo”. On Saturday February 17th from 12 pm-1 pm he will be doing “Makeup To Die For” demonstration followed by “Molding and Casting Magic” Sunday February 18th 11 am-12 pm. The expo will be taking place at the LAX Hilton.

Instructor Greg McDougall currently worked on features such as Creep Show 3 and War of the Worlds with Tom Cruise, as well as show like MTV’s Parental Control.

We have brought in a new instructor and long time CMS graduate Casey Love, a very talented painter and sculptor who has worked with special fx labs such as ADI (AVP 2) and Tatopoulos Studios (Messanger, Dead Girl, Resident Evil: Extinction, and Trick or Treat). Along with many other personal projects such as “Illiadan” with Steve Wang, Monsters in Motion’s “Pans Labyrinth” figures, and a current Blizzard project.

Gayla Baseheart is back teaching in our Beauty/High Fashion courses. Gayla has over 16 years in the industry and has worked with actors like Steve Buscemi, Martin Sheen, John Cusack and Dave Navarro. As well as working with Network stations such as ESPN, Discovery Channel, Sci-Fi, and HBO.

We would like to welcome Davis Fandino a classically trained sculptor from Italy to Cinema Makeup School. Davis has over Ten years experience working in fine art and commercial sculpture studios and has worked on films such as Spider-man, Alien VS Predator, Superman (2006), The Island, and Scary Movie 3.

New Classes/Seminar/School Info:

Cinema Makeup School will now be offering a new course. “Digital FX Make-up Design” with instructor Jordu Schell. We are the first Makeup School to incorporate this revolutionary process into our curriculum. Jordu has worked on projects such as Edward Scissor Hands, Men in Black, Galaxy Quest, Predator II, The X-Files Movie, and Planet of the Apes. The course will prepare students for their career as a professional character and creative creature designer for makeup. Specializations include retouching and retooling or existing photographs and modifying a person’s likeness to match ideas and designs specified by production utilizing computer applications and digital process. The Class will be held in the evenings Mon-Fri 6:00 pm to 10 pm. As a introduction to the class, Jordu will also be holding a 3 hour seminar on February 20th from 6-9 pm at CMS. The class has limited seating, so contact us immediately if you would like to attend. There is a $20 general admission fee and please be sure to RSVP to [email protected] For more details about the class or seminar please contact the school or visit or website.

We will also be starting a new night course for anyone interested in taking our Character class, which will be starting April 9th. The class will be held Mon-Fri 6 pm to 10 pm, for a totally of 10 and a half weeks.

We are also happy to announce a wonderful opportunity for our graduate students! We will be holding an after school workshop, free of charge, with Leonard Engelman. Leonard is a legendary icon of Hollywood who was recently awarded Branch Govenor of makeup for the Academy Awards, representing the best combination of experience, talent and teaching ability. He has worked on such films as Sleepless in Seattle, Mermaids, Ghostbusters, and Rocky IV, as well as working with many world-famous actors. We are very excited to provide our graduates with this opportunity to ask Leonard Questions about the Industry. The IMATS(International Makeup Artists Trade Show)is also coming soon and Leonard has been a judge for the competition in the past, what better way to prepare then from a past judge himself! We will be holding the workshops from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm on the following dates: February 22, March 1, March 8, March 15.

Cinema Makeup School graduates have been invited to attend the 4th Annual Oscar-Nominated Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Symposium, which is being held on February 24th. It is located at 1313 Vine St. Academy of Motion Picture’s Pickford Center in Hollywood (at Fountain, between Sunset and Santa Monica) from 2 pm to 4 pm. The event will honor and celebrate the makeup artist and hair stylist nominees for Best Achievement in Makeup 2006. Nominees include Aldo Signoretti and Vittorio Sodano for Apocalypto, Kazuhiro Tsjui and Bill Corso for Click, along with David Marti and Montse Ribe for Pan’s Labyrinth. The Symposium will include the film clips for “Bake Off” and an opportunity to discuss with the panel their great achievements honored with nominations. Arrive early to view the displays. Admission is free. Reservations are required as seating is limited. Please contact the school for the RSVP information.