Hollywood’s professional makeup school

June 2010

CMS News
Cinema Makeup School and Fangoria Magazine are pleased to announce their co-sponsorship of The Dick Smith Legends of Makeup Scholarship.

The scholarship is an annual award presented by Cinema Makeup School and Fangoria Magazine celebrating the career and craft of legendary makeup artists. This Scholarship has been introduced to identify those newcomers to makeup who are dedicated and motivated by passion of their craft to spearhead the next vanguard of professional makeup artists.

This year’s Scholarship has been named in honor of legendary makeup artist Dick Smith. Dick is considered the godfather of modern special makeup effects, having pioneered techniques and materials through countless hours of painstaking research and development for such films as Little Big Man, The Godfather, The Exorcist, Taxi Driver and Scanners. Dick won an Academy Award for Makeup for his spectacular work on Amadeus, and has an Emmy for Mark Twain Tonight, as well as numerous other nominations.  We celebrate Dick Smith’s contribution to the craft of special makeup effects, and honor his achievements.

The 2010 Legends of Makeup Scholarship will consist of a $10,000 scholarship award to be applied towards any Cinema Makeup School program at their Los Angeles campus, and will be awarded to one person who is looking to further his or her education in the area of makeup artistry. The selected recipient of the 2010 Scholarship will be officially notified by certified mail. The winner will be announced in a tbd issue of Fangoria Magazine and through the online resources of Cinema Makeup School and Fangoria. 

Monsterpalooza 2010
Disgusting, disturbing, and dreadful, these are nothing but compliments coming from attendees at this years 2nd annual Monsterpalooza event! As the place was packed from wall to wall with monster lovers, creators, and costars of the films they once screamed in, The Marriott Burbank Convention Center was the place to be from April 9th – 11th if you are a fan of everything creepy. While some fans even dressed as their old favorites like Frankenstein, Freddie, and Jason, others played paparazzi to the guest speakers, (like Barney Burman, The Chiodo Brothers, Howard Berger), monstrous displays of merchandise, and of course clay-tastic creations. Cinema Makeup School was definitely a snap shot hot spot!

With Director of Admissions & Master sculptor Lee Joyner working on a few of his unique creature designs, student Miranda Jory sculpted away on her full body Dragon creature design and Graduate Garret Christensen also kept the clay moving as he created a gangly vulture! The sculpting at the booth seemed to generate a lot of talk and interest in the school as well as the creature maquette class, as even a few big names in the makeup Industry like Jordu Shell, and Ve Neill, came by to check out the students work! Graduates Garret Christensen and Emily Nakasone also participated in Cinema Makeup School’s awesome blood demo with MUA Instructor Rallis Kahn. It truly was a gory hit and in the end the convention had great focus on the monsters and the people who made them.

Graduate/Student Work
Graduate Breanna Ortola was featured on the website I Want Her Job; Breanna is the co-owner and creator of Alchemy Mineral Blends (www.alchemymineralblends.com) along with graduate Sally Walker.  Read the interview here http://iwantherjob.com/?p=64    
Master graduate Kelsey Boutte has had some great experiences over the last few months. During April and May she interned at Rob Hall’s SFX lab, Almost Human, where she created and built effects for “Creep Van,” a feature length horror film to be released next year that is being shot in and around Detroit.
In May, Kelsey had the opportunity to work with Tom Holland, writer and director of “Child’s Play”; she assisted with SFX on a vampire music video called “Vampire’s Dance.”
She is the key makeup and SFX artist on the upcoming, “Nicotine Stains”, which will be her first feature film.

Martha Betty Rios has been working diligently since her return to Laredo, Texas. 
She was recruited to participate in a local television project, “Glam XV’s TV” that offers makeovers to teens for their Quinceañera ceremonies, as well as working for the local newspaper, EL Mañana, making up the front page models for the Femina supplement and with many photographers in the area. Martha plans to open her own makeup studio in the next few months.

2008 Beauty graduate, Amanda McCarthy, is currently working with Sypher Studios, the company that puts on the Labyrinth of Jereth Masquarade Ball each year, the event is held in July and Amanda is creating the elf looks this year. She recently wrapped her first feature film, “Fishnet” directed by Brian Pelletier, along with a project for the interactive game RenQuest that required her to create a troll, dragon fairie, evil queen and a scarred up leader at the Renaissance Pleasure Faire.
Students and graduates Jennifer Pierce, Adriana Arreguin,  Preetisheel Singh,  Maria Landoni, Jennifer Godinez, Melia Valeros, Michelle Vergara, Amanda King, Madison Morrell, Saori Hino, Bianca Williams, Lauren Jebian, Alejandro Uribe,  Joe Rasch,  Leann Richey and Lauren Bracco were thrilled to be a part of numerous fashion shows over the past few months, including Excess Overload at Les Deux, LA Fashion Walk, LA Fashion Corner Eco Friendly Show at the Highlands and Hotel California at the Dragonfly.