Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance
Apply makeup to performers to reflect period, setting, and situation of their role.
Alter or maintain makeup during productions as necessary to compensate for lighting changes or to achieve continuity of effect.
Analyze a script, noting events that affect each character's appearance, so that plans can be made for each scene.
Apply makeup to enhance, and/or alter the appearance of people appearing in productions such as movies.
Assess performers' skin-type in order to ensure that make-up will not cause break-outs or skin irritations.
Attach prostheses to performers and apply makeup in order to create special features or effects such as scars, aging, or illness.
Cleanse and tone the skin in order to prepare it for makeup application.
Confer with stage or motion picture officials and performers in order to determine desired effects.
Design rubber or plastic prostheses that can be used to change performers' appearances.
Duplicate work precisely in order to replicate characters' appearances on a daily basis.
Evaluate environmental characteristics such as venue size and lighting plans in order to determine makeup requirements.
Examine sketches, photographs, and plaster models in order to obtain desired character image depiction.
Provide performers with makeup removal assistance after performances have been completed.
Requisition or acquire needed materials for special effects, including wigs, beards, and special cosmetics.
Select desired makeup shades from stock, or mix oil, grease, and coloring in order to achieve specific color effects.
Study production information, such as character descriptions, period settings, and situations in order to determine makeup requirements.
Write makeup sheets and take photos in order to document specific looks and the products that were used to achieve the looks.
Advise hairdressers on the hairstyles required for character parts.
Create character drawings or models, based upon independent research, in order to augment period production files.
Demonstrate products to clients, and provide instruction in makeup application.
Establish budgets, and work within budgetary limits.
Fine Arts -- Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.
Customer and Personal Service -- Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
Equipment Selection -- Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
Coordination -- Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Reading Comprehension -- Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Visual Color Discrimination -- The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
Originality -- The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
Arm-Hand Steadiness -- The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
Visualization -- The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
Near Vision -- The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Manual Dexterity -- The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
Finger Dexterity -- The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
Information Ordering -- The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
Wrist-Finger Speed -- The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.
Deductive Reasoning -- The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Handling and Moving Objects -- Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
Thinking Creatively -- Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
Getting Information -- Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
Making Decisions and Solving Problems -- Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems