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Intro to Makeup INTRO TO STAGECRAFT
MAKEUP! Actors who appear on stage must learn makeup techniques ◦ Make up artists are routinely used on movie, television, etc. sets ◦ Make up artists are rarely used in live stage performances ◦ Stage actors must do their own makeup
CHARACTER ANALYSIS ◦ To create a unique characterization you need to analyze the character ◦ what are the factors that make a character different from the others? ◦ FIRST THING IS TO READ THE SCRIPT!!!
CHARACTER ANALYSIS HEARTH is a mnemonic to remember the six elements of character analysis ◦ ◦ ◦ H- Heredity E- Environment A- Age R- Race T- Temperament H- Health
CHARACTER ANALYSIS HEREDITY ◦ Family Traits ◦ Inherited characteristics from parents and grandparents ◦ Red Hair (Life with Father) ENVIRONMENT ◦Determines a person’s appearance ◦Time Element /historical period
CHARACTER ANALYSIS AGE ◦ Chronological age is only one aspect RACE ◦ Less common today for actors to portray other races ◦ Some plays it is important to understand appearance related characteristics of major racial groups
CHARACTER ANALYSIS TEMPERAMENT ◦ Personality ◦ Person who smiles a lot has “crows feet” Person who frowns has “frown lines” HEALTH ◦ Acute illness ◦ Must know physical / visible characteristics ◦ Chronic illness ◦ Long duration or frequent occurrence ◦ Arthritis, asthma, multiple sclerosis
CHARACTER RESEARCH Three basic sources of information: ◦ What the playwright says about character: ◦ Time and place of play ◦ If says “the present” must find out when play was written
Sources of Information cont. ◦Stage directions / descriptions ◦What a character says about themselves or what other characters say about them ◦Must read carefully because characters can lie ◦ About themselves or others ◦ Talk, dark, handsome ◦Must take everything into account including motives of characters
The Human Face Judging a person’s character by looking at facial features ◦ We associate certain character traits / emotions with certain features
The Human Face Forehead ◦ High forehead / receding hairline ◦ Shows high intelligence (men & women) ◦ Frown lines ◦ Bad tempered person ◦ Deep concentration
The Human Face Eyes (the windows to the soul) ◦ Prominent eyes = dreamer ◦ Deep set eyes = analytical ◦ Small, close set eyes = dishonesty ◦ Large, well spaced eyes = trustworthy ◦ Crows feet = happy
The Human Face Eyebrows ◦ Full eyebrows = forceful person ◦ Bushy eyebrows/ hair growing in all directions = disorganized ◦ Close to the eyes and growing close together = cunning & mean ◦ High arched brows = gullible & little intelligence
The Human Face Nose ◦ Larger = strength/ leadership ◦ Long & narrow = refined taste ◦ Bulbous (large rounded tip) = dissipation (especially if red) ◦ Pointed = nosy ◦ Bent = rough / physical type ◦ Longer = older in age
The Human Face Mouth and lips ◦ Wide = generous ◦ Small = tightfisted or closed-mouth ◦ Full = sensuous ◦ Thin = strict
The Human Face Chin ◦ Strong chin = strong / aggressive ◦ Weak & receding = weak willed / passive
The Human Face Cheeks ◦ Rounded & red = jolly ◦ Thin or sunken = businesslike ◦ Jugal fold (Pronounced wrinkle halfway between the mouth and ear) = cruel
Vocabulary Foundation- base makeup comes in a variety of skin colors Liners- greasepaints in a variety of colors. In cream or stick form. Used as liners, eye shadows, or anywhere color is needed. Rouges- Comes in dry or moist forms, Used to add cheek color Powder- Comes in translucent or in skin shades. Used to set makeup. Makeup pencils- Wooden pencils filled with greasepaint. They com in all colors and are used to darken eye brows, draw lines, line lips or eyes.
Vocabulary Mascara- used for darkening eyelashes, mustaches, or beards. Hair whiteners- liquid or solid. Used to whiten hair Makeup removers- used to remove grease-based makeup. Collodion- can be used to make scars, comes in flexible and nonflexible variety.
Vocabulary Powder brushes- used to brush off excess powder Makeup brushes- paintbrushes in various sizes and widths to use in drawing lines and shading. Makeup sponges- used to apply makeup. Stipple sponges- used to add texture.