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

Sept 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.

July 18th Prosthetic Application Mastery Registration

September 19th Prosthetic Application Mastery Registration

Character Aging Class

Aging requires a subtle eye and a steady hand. In this class you will learn the fundamentals of 2-D traditional aging – which encompass the core elements of a strong and believable character makeup. Students will work with models, learning the proper utilization of appropriate makeup products to create aged and de-aged looks. Topics covered include:

  • Workstation hygiene and implementation of equipment sterilization standards within the Industry.
  • Appropriate workplace attire and on-set standards – including co-worker and client communication and collaboration skillsets.
  • The foundational basics of setting up and organizing makeup stations, tool usage and makeup material breakdown.
  • Synergizing creativity and knowledge with fundamental makeup design elements to create believable aged looks.
  • Understanding effects of light & shadow through color choices and placement.
  • Stipple, layering and blending techniques and usage.
  • Lift, wig and lace facial hairpiece applications.
  • De-aging an older adult and aging an older adult to an older appearance.
  • De-aging a young adult and aging a younger adult to various older ages.

September 26th Character Aging Registration

 

Blood Rigging

Enter the fascinating world of blood rigging, uncovering the secrets of a craft that’s not as difficult as you might think.  In this class you will learn the fundamentals of realistic prosthetic manipulation in order to create a working blood, bladder or other types of advanced makeup effects. Learn how to use a pressurized blood pump/sprayer, create different types of blood, work with other materials to achieve desired effects and how to conceal such effects with prosthetics. Topics covered include:

  • Professional create and implement successful flowing blood effects utilizing blood pumps and rigging.
  • Designing, troubleshooting and implementing repairs with blood rigging.
  • Different types of flowing blood, their mechanics and formulas.
  • Various difficult effects – such as vomit, breaking water, and medical gags.
  • Manipulate prosthetics to create moving effects using bladders and tubing.
  • Adding blood effects to manipulated prosthetics.
  • Proper safety and hygiene when using the various methods taught.
  • Knowledge of industry materials and terminology.
  • Appropriate workplace attire and on-set standards.

*We strongly recommend having previous Character and Prosthetics Application skills before signing up for this class.

October 3rd Blood Rigging and Prosthetics Actuation Registration

Solid facial hair skills can bring a character makeup to life and take it over the top. In this class you will gain a working understanding of the fundamentals of pre-making, hand applying and blending facial hair. Skills learned will range from crepe-wool to natural hair types. Working on a model, learn how to incorporate such hair with makeup creations in a professional work environment. (6 students max).

  • The fundamentals of prepping, applying and removing handlaid facial hair.
  • Work with chopped beards and various natural hair material.
  • Workstation hygiene and implementation of equipment sterilization industry standards.
  • Understanding industry product and adhesives available along with their uses.
  • The history of facial hair and various period facial hair styles.
  • Appropriate workplace attire and on-set standards – including co-worker and client communication and collaboration skillsets.
  • Laying realistic full beard, sideburns and a chopped beard.
  • Proper hair appliance removal, care and storage.

October 10th Handlaid Facial Hair 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

August 22nd Foundational Ventilation Registration

October17th Foundational Ventilation Registration