:Update : Lense Tech Training as been organised for Sat 16th Jan 2010 from 10-3pm.
Cost : $280.00
To secure your spot call Dennis on 0407 297 282 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
as there are only 6 positions. Kym
Over many years I have had to apply makeups which require Contact Lenses aswell. Any actor that is required to wear lenses for a character has to go through the process of Eye checks and measure by a Optometrist before they can be cleared to wear any lense on film. This is not only a health and safety issue it is in the best interest of the production company to have this done for legal reasons.
As we would like to have an optometrist onset everyday to look after this issue it is sometimes impractical and if the budget won't allow then the next best thing is to be trained as a lense tech to standby your actor. This has been done before as I organised this for Lotr's back in '99 with a local optometrist in Wellington. Since then back in Australia the need has risen over and over again so again for 'Daybreakers' we had 10 people go through the training to cover our needs.
Focus Optics here in Brisbane where our hero's , with Bill Perryman ( many film credits of the past 30 years with lenses) and Dennis Musgrave compiled a training programme for us to do the job.
They are now organising an up todate training programme to offer to the makeup/prosthetics artists and will hopefully have this available this year.
I will keep you posted on the outcome and where and how to do. Kym
- Movie Make Up - Kym Sainsbury
- 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