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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Oscar-Nominated Makeup Artists 2012

I was once again able to attend *ahem* "The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Presents  the 84th Academy Awards Oscar-Nominated Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Symposium."  Nominated this year is Albert Nobbs, The Iron Lady, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.

I snapped a few pictures on my cell phone that seemed worth sharing.

These are the gelatin bridge of the nose appliances for Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady.  Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland saved each one from 46 days of shooting to ensure perfect color matches.  Apparently they had a difficult time removing them because the edges were too hard to find.  A good problem to have in my book!

Here you see one of the nose appliances in place on a vacuum formed lifecast of Meryl and, to the left, the positive and negative mold for the piece.

The silicone noses to make actress Alexandra Roach look like a young Meryl Streep.

An unused old age neck appliance for The Iron Lady.  Silicone.

The piece had great detail.  If you've seen the movie, you know how well it moves, too.

Dumbledore's wig and beard.  All the beards are yak hair, and all the wigs are human hair on very, very fine lace.  You couldn't even see the lace up close.  Yes, I did touch them.

Those are the templates for painting on the lightning bolt scar.  They're the only ones in existence, so naturally they've been DNA tagged.  No, really.  

Unfortunately, Warner Bros didn't send the crate of all the Harry Potter prosthetics that Nick Dudman created.  Such a shame.

Oh, one more thing.  We got a surprise visit from Meryl Streep at the Iron Lady panel!

You can watch recordings of the panel discussions at the Academy website here.

1 comment:

  1. What a fantastic opportunity to learn!

    One day, I will be watching you receive an Academy Award for best makeup. I only hope you remember your nobody friends! :o)