Beta 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.

 

 

Build-up your trauma makeup knowledge and learn from a makeup master to improve upon on your traumatic makeup skills. 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. 

  • The fundamentals of trauma makeups.
  • Airbrushing techniques to create and enhance various types of injury makeups.
  • Foundational injuries such as bruises, cuts, scabs and scar makeups.
  • Realistic frostbite and sunburn makeups.
  • Realistic and creative death makeups.
  • Combining product knowledge with understanding of basic makeup photography.
  • Appropriate workplace attire and on-set standards 
  • Combining creativity and knowledge with fundamental makeup design elements to create film ready designs.

2D CHARACTER TRAUMA REGISTRATION

Build-up your trauma makeup knowledge and learn from a makeup master to improve upon on your traumatic makeup skills. 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.

 

  • 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.

CHARACTER TRAUMA BUILD-UP 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. 

  • Understand the fundamentals of realistic prosthetic application and makeups
  • Demonstrate knowledge of realistic color blending, edge work, transitions and textures in makeup application choices
  • Learn the professional tips and techniques of professional foam latex prosthetic application
  • Work with gelatin and Pros-Aide appliances, understanding their differences and work with their transparencies.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of realistic silicone gel-filled appliance application
  • Learn from Ve how she combines her creativity and knowledge to her makeup design elements

PROSTHETICS 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. You will learn how to pre-paint, hair punch and apply silicone gel-filled appliances. Ve will be joined by Irina Strukova, fresh off her job in New Zealand applying silicone appliances for Amazon’s Lord of the Ring series. Irina is a master in pre-paint and application of silicone GFAs. She is also known for her strong hair punching skills.

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.

  • 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
  • Demonstrate knowledge of hair punching and appliance care
  • Understand types of application glues and their uses
  • Demonstrate knowledge of proper GFA appliance application including working with flashing and edgework.
  • Follow proper practice when removing, involving skin care

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. 

  • 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
  • Focus on muscular and skeletal anatomy
  • Learn the subtleties of emotion and backstory
  • 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
  • Create a scale model creature clay bust.

CREATURE BUST CONCEPTUAL SCULPTURE REGISTRATION

 

 

Learn how to create a full body creature 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. 

  • Understanding the relationship between nature and design.
  • Create an armature, learning the relationship of understructure to design, taking into consideration removable sections for future molding
  • Learn the different types of sculpting tools, their uses and various advantages
  • Understand the various natures of different types of sculpting clays and waxes
  • Learn the form and function of the skeletal understructure
  • Understand the relationship of muscles, fat and skin
  • Learn about wings, tentacles and other extreme sculptural elements.
  • 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
  • Understand full body anatomy in regards to your creature compared with nature and comparative existing animals
  • Create a scale model full body creature maquette.

CREATURE FULL BODY CONCEPTUAL SCULPTURE REGISTRATION