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Make-up for HD demonstrations at Freelancers' Fair

Extract from the Freelancers' Fair brochure. Not long now: the Freelancers' Fair happens on Friday 29 June. Doors open 09.00.

25 June 2012

Aspiring and established make-up artists in film and TV will be interested in the make-up demonstrations for HD taking place at the Freelancers' Fair this coming Friday 29 June.

The demonstrations, at 11.00 and 14.00, will be led by Shauna Harrison and Mary Hillman who have a wealth of credits between them. Alias Hire will be working with Arri to provide the cameras for the demonstrations.

Shauna Harrison spent 18 years at the BBC before becoming freelance in 1990. She has worked on films, commercials and TV, specialising in prosthetics and airbrushing techniques. She won a BAFTA and RTS Award for Tumbledown and is a BAFTA jury member. She has taught at the Greasepaint School of Hair & Make up and the London College of Fashion and has worked with Creative Skillset. Lecturing commitments permitting, she continues to work in the industry and is a specialist HD advisor to several make-up manufacturers.

Mary Hillman is also an experienced professional. Her film credits include Chariots of Fire, Midnight Express, Out of Africa and 1984. TV work includes The Magnificent Ambersons, Dance to the Music of Time and Emma. Mary was head of make-up at Thames TV and in recent years Mary has been running make-up and hair courses, sponsored by Creative Skillset,  for film and tv; Mary is also an NVQ Level 2 assessor.

Technical Area

The make-up demonstrations will form part of the Technical Area which runs alongside this year's exhibition. Visual Impact will be helping visitors to sample the latest kit and Rycote will be demonstrating their equipment for sound professionals. The full list of exhibitors is shown right.

The Freelancers' Fair - which is free to members and just £10 for non-members - access the booking forms here - is also hosting a number of industry specific talks on the future of the film industry, budgeting in TV, data wrangling and more.

In a late but very welcome additon to the programme, Sebastion Peiter of Urban Canyons will join the panel for Budget Blues: Making Shows on a Shoestring at 11.45.

Tax - a topic of the moment!

There'll also be the opportunity to discuss accounting responsibilities in our Accountancy Question Time and Frank Ash from the BBC Academy will present a masterclass on scripting for factual TV.  Drama is also on this year's programme with a session set to examine the challenges of casting.

New entrants - don't miss it!

New entrants benefit from two sessions focussed on their specific needs - getting paid and getting started

Full programme details, speaker line-up and booking forms here.

The Freelancers' Fair is organised by BECTU's Writers Producers and Directors branch and in 2012 is sponsored by Blue Skies Partnership, Creative Skillset, Hencilla Canworth, Panalux, Pinewood Studios, ProductionBase and Thompsons Solicitors. 

Follow @bectu and use the hashtag #freelancersfair for the latest on the event.

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