About Me

Brisbane, Australia
A professional working Make Up and Hair Artist for over 20 years in the Film Industry I have ALMOST seen and done it all. Working on such films as 'Lord of the Rings', 'Daybreakers', 'Matrix','George of the Jungle II' 'Scooby Doo', 'House of Wax', 'Aquamarine', 'H2O Just add Water' TV Series to name acouple that are interesting. For the things I am yet to see and do I am saying bring it on. I have the best job in the world and would love to share with interested people some tricks of the trade that I have and will help them in their day to day lives and if your a aspiring Make Up Artist give you advise and answer those questions that come to mind about getting into the industry, resumes, tech tips, and more. This will help being online as I am not always able to take the calls I recieve. Lets get started. Love to hear from you. Movie Data Base: www.imdb.com/name/nm0756608

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Get that CV up to date....what to add

Just starting out into the world of makeup artistry can be scary, frustrating and hard work.
Let me know your concerns and questions and I will help you get your foot in the door with
helpful hints on getting out there .
It is all about getting your name out there and not giving up if this is what you want and you have
the talent to succeed, the right training and commitment . We all started somewhere so don't
give up. Let me know your questions . Kym

1 comment:

  1. An UPDATE regarding CVs.JUST STARTING OUT: As I recieve alot of Cvs I find that the ones that stand out are formated with specific credits/details that relate to the position they are going for a 'stand out'. Ones that have information like what high school they went to is not necessary.
    Make Up schools and Hairdressing schools yes, but everything you have done since you where 15 is not necessary.
    I know it fills out the pages, but I am only interested in what work you have done NOW.
    If you are fresh out of Make Up school attach a cover letter and say you are just starting out and want to make this your career. Trust me all the HOD get it!!!!!
    As far as the photo's that you include, PLEASE make them the GOOD ones. My first reaction to a bad photo is ...oh my dear...
    they just don't get it. We all have makeup school photo's that we thought where really cool, but they are usually NOT so don't include them if they are average.
    If you have passed makeup school you will have lots of photo's of injuries, bad laying of hair, and basic period makeups. Leave them in your draw until you get to do a controlled shoot away from school. After all practice makes perfect ! We all know they teach you these makeups.
    My hint is to add 1, 2 or 3 amazing photo's instead of 10 bad ones. If I see just one great photo it makes me thing ' POTENTIAL ' then I will most likely contact you and arrange a meeting to perhaps be a assistant makeup artist on the next film or recommend you to another HOD.
    We need new and fresh people in this crazy business so make your first move the one that gets you in the door. The rest is up to YOU. ...........good luck Kym



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