classes

 

Greetings Everyone!

 

We are currently in process with our Beta Classes prior to our grand opening. Several of our Visiting Instructors and myself will be teaching a specially curated combination of six  week-long classes in continuous waves. Some classes will be only given during one or two waves, and there will be new offerings with future wave announcement. Due to the unique nature of our teaching philosophy, models will be required for makeup application classes. We can, however, schedule actor models for students, and of course you can bring your own models.

Each class will be limited to a maximum of 7 students. Due to the restricted availability of the courses offered during Beta testing, we recommend that you take courses in the order listed if you do not have the necessary experience for your preferred course choices. 

 To sign up for early access for future class announcements, access of mailing list mailing list

 I am genuinely excited to be on this journey with you!

 

     

Ve Neill
Founder
Legends Makeup Academy

*Due to the unique nature of our teaching philosophy, models will be required for makeup application classes. Students can bring their own models. actor models can be scheduled for students through the school as well.

 

 

Learn the fine art of traumatic character makeup and create realistic injuries emulating trauma for Film and TV. Using models, students focus on the fundamentals of 3D character trauma makeup and effects, understanding the quality looks necessary for today’s Film and TV work environment (7 students max). 

  • The fundamentals of trauma makeups.
  • Foundational injuries such as bruises, cuts, scabs and scar makeups.
  • Realistic frostbite and sunburn makeups.
  • Realistic and creative death makeups.
  • The creation and design of 3D build-ups for trauma makeups
  • Realistic burn makeups
  • Appropriate workplace attire and on-set standards – including co-worker and client communication and collaboration skillsets.
  • How to hygienically set up your makeup station and the proper methods and techniques related to your specific brushes and tools.
  • Combining creativity and knowledge with fundamental makeup design elements to create film ready designs.

JULY 11TH CHARACTER TRAUMA REGISTRATION

SEP 12TH CHARACTER TRAUMA REGISTRATION

Learn the secrets of advanced application techniques for realistic prosthetic application for Film and TV from the Master herself, 3 time Academy Award winner Ve Neill. Understand how Ve approaches this craft, learning to professionally glue, apply, blend and color gelatin, Pros-aide transfer, foam latex and silicone appliances. This class focuses on application only, allowing you to focus on set skills and train your eye. The prosthetics include pieces from iconic productions such as American Horror Story other shows (7 students max)

The lab fee is optional if you bring your own prosthetics however (contact info@legendsmakeup.com for more details).

 

  • The creation and design of 3D build-ups for trauma makeups.
  • Makeups for broken noses, swollen eyes and various scar types.
  • Realistic bite, bullet wound and cut makeups.
  • Realistic 1st, 2nd & 3rd degree burn makeups.
  • Bald caps and their various uses.
  • Combining product knowledge with understanding of basic makeup photography to create film ready designs.
  • Synergizing creativity and knowledge with fundamental makeup design elements to create believable trauma looks.

JUL 18TH PROSTHETIC APPLICATION MASTERY REGISTRATION

SEP 19TH PROSTHETIC APPLICATION MASTERY REGISTRATION

 

Learn the secrets of advanced application techniques for realistic silicone gel-filled prosthetic application for Film and TV from the Master herself, 3 time Academy Award winner Ve Neill. Learn how to professionally pre-paint and match skin tone for pre-made translucent silicone gel-filled appliances.  Finally, conduct a test application session then apply your final makeup creation. Photos will be done on site with a photographer and professional lighting (7 students max).

The silicone gel-filled appliances provided include pieces cast from the original molds from iconic productions such as Benjamin Button, Hannibal, Bicentennial Man and other legendary shows.

The lab fee is optional if you bring your own prosthetics however (contact info@legendsmakeup.com for more details).

  • Learn the proper techniques for silicone gel-filled prosthetic pre-painting.
  • Apply a natural-looking GFA, learning which proper material and techniques should be used.
  • Understand the fundamentals of prosthetic pre-painting, hair punch and application methods
  • Demonstrate knowledge of appropriate workplace attire and on-set standards
  • Demonstrate knowledge of pre-painting mediums and techniques
  • Learn proper skin prep before applying
  • Understand types of application glues and their uses
  • Demonstrate knowledge of proper GFA appliance application including working with flashing and edgework.
  • Work with various makeup types to learn the differences and results
  • Follow proper practice when removing, involving skin care

JUL 25TH SILICONE APPLICATION MASTERY REGISTRATION

SEP 26TH SILICONE APPLICATION MASTERY REGISTRATION

 

 

 

 

 

Learn how to create a traditional creature bust maquette from a thirty-year-experienced creature designer and sculptor in an intimate class setting. Lee Joyner has sculpted for such projects as Mimic, Godzilla, Stargate: SG1, Star Trek Beyond, Star Trek: DS9 and The Orville, as well as with Slipknot, Alice Cooper, Usher, Disney, Nickelodeon, McFarlane Toys and many more industry clients (7 students max). 

  • Learn the fundamentals of creature design in regards to a maquette bust.
  • Study various concept artist’s styles and approaches to design
  • Understand the relationship between nature and design
  • Create an armature, learning the relationship of understructure to design
  • Learn the different types of sculpting tools, their uses and various advantages
  • Understand the various natures of different types of sculpting clays and waxes
  • Utilize skills on various methods of creating skin texture, fur, hair
  • Focus on emotional impact of subtle vagaries in positive and negative shapes
  • Train your eye to incorporate movement and negative space into your design
  • Learn how to collaborate and communicate with client or employer
  • Create a scale model creature clay bust.

OCT 3RD CREATURE BUST: CONCEPTUAL SCULPTURE REGISTRATION

AUG 15TH CREATURE BUST: CONCEPTUAL SCULPTURE REGISTRATION

Create multiple drag-based character makeups during the week to build up your portfolio and drag makeup skill. Makeup legend Ve Neill along with Visiting Instructors will be teaching the art of drag makeup in an intimate classroom setting (7 students max).

  • Understand the fundamentals of drag makeup history
  • Understand the various styles of drag makeup and gain exposure to significant contemporary drag makeup artists
  • Demonstrate knowledge of proper brow blocking and realistic full face recontouring
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how to realistically alter the gender appearance of the model to male, female, androgenous and/or genderqueer
  • Demonstrate knowledge of drag makeup as a head-to-toe character design in creative choices
  • Demonstrate knowledge of drag beauty makeup design and application
  • Demonstrate knowledge of drag character makeup design and application
  • Demonstrate creativity & knowledge of fundamental makeup design elements

AUG 1ST DRAG FUNDAMENTALS: DRAG MAKEUP REGISTRATION

OCT 10TH DRAG FUNDAMENTALS: DRAG MAKEUP REGISTRATION

 

Ventilated hairpieces are the ultimate accessory for a believable makeup. Learn the mysterious skills of ventilation from a skilled industry professional, all the while learning how to care, clean and store as well. Learn the foundational techniques and tips to create and care for a ventilated facial hair piece. (7 students max).

  • Understand how to approach creating a ventilated facial hairpiece
  • Learn how to properly utilize ventilating needles, their numbers and purposes
  • Demonstrate the differences of difference lace and their individual usage properties
  • Learn how to design a facial lace hairpiece, prep their station and budget appropriately
  • Understand the varieties of hair types available and how to work with said choices
  • Learn the techniques of tying hair with the ventilation tool, practicing before starting on their final work.
  • Learn how to build a beard block.
  • Understand the subtleties of hair color blending and proper color placement.
  • Demonstrate various techniques of styling a facial hairpiece.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of industry materials and terminology
  • Demonstrate knowledge of care, storage and shipping of lace hair pieces

AUG 22ND HAIR TECHINIQUES: FOUNDATIONAL VENTILATION REGISTRATION

OCT 17TH HAIR TECHINIQUES: FOUNDATIONAL VENTILATION REGISTRATION

 

 

Individual day purchase option available! Need to improve your portfolio and get a leg up on the competition? Working under the guidance of a makeup master, you will work on your personal makeups and projects. Utilizing a model, learn how to polish your makeup skillsets, how to properly work with talent, and how to present images of their work in the most optimal way in regard to quality, quantity and variety (7 students max).

If you have some strong makeup ideas that you’ve never completed and want to practice further in your makeup skills, this is the class for you. Improve your technique and artistry in the areas you want, getting to know Ve and learn from her vast library of skill and history.

We will focus on: Character Building, Facial Hair Application, Tattoo Coverage, Prosthetic Application, Age Makeup, Trauma Makeup and Beauty Makeup

  • Choose your individual days or take the entire week
  • Improve and finish any makeup idea you’re working on, from beauty to character to prosthetics application
  • Improve your makeup portfolio and fine tune your techniques and material knowledge
  • This does not include FX lab work such as sculpting or moldmaking, only makeup and makeup application

Buy 2 days get the 3rd day free! Email info@legendsmakeup.com or call  (747) 305-3942 for further details.

VE NEILL’S OPEN MAKEUP LAB REGISTRATION (ALL DATES)