NEWS ARCHIVE

NEWS

A New Look!

Welcome to our new website! We hope you enjoy the new look and features. 

Keep checking it, especially the new ‘World of Delamar’ which feeds live updates from our students, teachers and graduates’ social media platforms. 

 

 Things have been so hectic in the Academy over the past month; we cannot believe the 6 week Advanced modules have come to an end! Our 1 Year HE Cert students have worked tirelessly to produce some incredible final projects. 

The past 6 weeks have taken us from fantasy aliens to Victorian wigs to editorial photoshoots, the students have really excelled this year to produce some of the most creative work we’ve seen!  

Advanced Prosthetics by 1 Year HE Student Kieran Seager

Advanced Fashion by 1 Year HE Student Stephen Manton

Advanced Hair by 1 Year HE Student Jessie Beswick 

Ealing Studios News
 
The studios have been alive with a buzz of productions with both The Dresser and Downton Abbey filming on site. 
 
It was a thrilling moment this past week when the production office for 'The Dresser’ set up rehearsals next to our Academy. Legendary actors Sir Anthony Hopkins and Sir Ian McKellen were so taken with the lively and energetic vibe coming from our Academy that they popped in to say hello! 
 
Graduate News
 
 Lottie Brooksbank is working as personal make-up and hair artist for Sam Smith, currently travelling round the world on tour.
 
Annie Russell has worked as a daily on the upcoming Sherlock Christmas Special. 
 
Merav Bur worked for a day on the iconic Lion King musical in London, while Harriet Rogers is working on it in Bristol.  
 
Lisa Cartlidge and Holly Edwards have been taken onto Catherine Scoble's make-up team for the new series of ‘Luther’.
 
 For Downton Abbey, Giorgio Galliero continues to be main team trainee. Also the production has been able to offer an incredible opportunity for 5 of our graduates! Work experience slots seeing dressing and fitting of the wigs and then time on set whilst they are filming in Ealing Studios. 
 
Cecilia Herlin is about to start filming Doc Martin.
 
Gabor Karekes is working on 'Bad Education - The Movie'.
 

OSCAR AND BAFTA NEWS

Congratulations to Delamar Graduate Eve Marie Coles, who was Make-up Designer on 'ŒThe Phone Call', which won the Oscar for Best Live Action Short.

Congratulations to David Di Donatello award winner Luisa Abel, who was Make-up Department Head on 'American Sniper', which was Oscar nominated for Best Picture.

Congratulations also to Frances Hannon and Mark Coullier for their Oscar and Bafta for brilliant work on 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'.

As always, we were cheering for our graduates who were either nominated personally or in nominated teams. Well done to you all!

If you would like to see interviews with some of the nominated make-up artists you can hear them being interviewed at an event we attended here.

WORKSHOP WEEK

As our 1 Year HE students begin their second term, they embark on a week of 5 consecutive ‘workshops’. Each unique workshop focuses on a different industry specific topic. To begin with, the students have a day of ‘Continuity’ training. The Continuity day looks at how as a make-up artist you would break down a script and interpret the story with hair and make-up, the class also discusses Call Sheets and production logistics.

Day 2’s workshop is focused on Camouflage make-up. The tutor takes the class through various skin aliments and conditions, which may need camouflaging for a job. For the latter part of the workshop the students practice covering up tattoos.

From Camouflage to Fashion! For the Fashion workshop the class is dedicated to perfecting a 1950’s fashion eyeliner. Often the most challenging yet most effective fashion look, by the end of the workshop the students are (hopefully!) masters of a steady hand and precision application!

After refining beautiful fashion eyes, on day 4 the class takes a complete U-turn to study gelatine eye bag application. Using silicone eye bag molds and melted gelatin, the eye bags provide a great effect for either swollen, ‘punched’ eyes or wrinkly, aged eyes.

On the final day there is a Speed Test workshop. Working within time constraints the class must complete one daytime look and one evening look to be camera ready. This useful exercise teaches the students to properly plan and methodically work through popular and classic make-ups.

 

ZOMBIES AND ICE!

Happy New Year to everyone! We hope you all had a joyful and restful festive break. In the Academy we are straight back to what we love best… Make-up! For the 22 week Advance Make-up Artist class, this term the focus is on enhancing their Casualty and Character skills. Using a variety of advanced techniques and products, BAFTA winning tutor, Catherine Scoble has been teaching the class zombie looks and frost bites. After a 2 week holiday you would think our students might look a little more refreshed!

ADVANCED COURSES

I hope you all had a good Christmas. Our Complete Make-up Artist graduates have finished their course and are now ready to start getting some experience in the film industry, theatre or doing fashion shoots. Our Advanced Complete Make-up Artist students will be back in January to do more advanced casualty, character and fashion make-up. Our One Year higher Education students have chosen whether to do Advanced Fashion, Advanced Hair or Advanced Prostehtics.

Students who take the 6-week Advanced Fashion module want to go into the fashion industry, whether that’s editorial or catwalk or couture fashion. They have all completed basic prosthetics, peeiod wigs and fashion to give them a better idea of where their passion lies.

We often have students and make-up artists completing our Advanced Modules as a separate module that are not on our HE course.

If you would like to book any of our students or graduates please contact our agency on 02085799511 or agency@delamaracademy.co.uk.