A show where we have candid conversations with the leaders of the pro makeup world about their art, and the pain and glory of working in a creative industry. Two time Emmy award winner, Michael Key created Make-Up Artist magazine in 1996. It has become the make-up community’s top resource for innovative make-up techniques and the latest industry news and trends. Read in more than 70 countries, Make-Up Artist is a source for pros and aspiring artists working in film, fashion, TV, theater, retail and beyond.
Oscar Winner, Jeff Dawn
Department headed make-up departments on over 40 films (Terminator, True Lies, The Scorpion King) plus over 300 episodes in television (Lost, Hawaii Five-0). Worked with Dwayne Johnson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis and Sylvester Stallone.
Gail Kennedy: Under The Banner of Heaven
Talking beards with Gail Kennedy, Dept Head Makeup Artist for Under the Banner of Heaven.
Outlander Makeup and Hair Designer, Ann McEwan
This episode is with Ann McEwan. She is a veteran make-up artist that is based in Scotland and is currently the makeup and hair designer for the hit series, Outlander. Ann has also contributed to successful franchises such as, Clash of the Titans and Game of Thrones. We caught up with her in Glasgow Scotland to discuss pregnancy bellies, prop babies, vintage wig dryers and her extensive career. Enjoy!
00:15 - BBC
4:45 - Starting in Television
10:25 - Outlander
14:00 - Facial Hair
15:10 - Aging
18:35 - Sam's back scars
20:40 - Locations
22:25 - Native Americans
24:00 - Pregnancy bellies and babies
25:45 - Other projects
27:38 - Vaccination scars
28:25 - Wigs
32:00 - Most difficult challenges
41:20 - Trainees
45:25 - Mistakes new people make
47:50 - COVID
51:50 - Time commitment of TV
Kevin Yagher: Bill & Ted Face The Music BTS
Interview with make-up artist, Kevin Yagher about his work on Bill & Ted Face The Music plus The Hidden, Nightmare on Elm Street, Chucky and more.
50 Years in Film, Miracles and the Evolution of the Oscar with Leonard Engelman
This episode is with Leonard Engelman. He has been a leader in our industry for over 50 years. Leonard has been a governer of the Academy of Motion Pictures and was the first makeup artist to serve as an Academy vice president. He has been a personal makeup artist to Cher, Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer and Sylvester Stallone. On many films Leonard has been the department head and is highly skilled in everything from beauty to prosthetics. You should check out his IMDB because because his credits are too many to mention. On a personal note, Leonard has been a mentor to me my entire career. I never stop learning from him. I'm delighted and honored to have him on our podcast. Enjoy!
Sculptor Randy Bowen
A candid conversation with sculptor extraordinaire, Randy Bowen. He began as a garage kit creator and in his 20's was director of Product Development at Dark Horse comics. Randy went on to create his own company, Bowen Designs that has produced over 500 statues and busts of licensed Marvel characters.
His sculpture of Superman was regularly seen on Seinfeld. He has collaborated with such luminaries as Frank Frazetta, Frank Miller and Ray Harryhausen.