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Dick Smith: 60 Years and Still Ahead of the Game by Joe Nazzaro
Make-up artist legend Dick Smith celebrates two milestones this year; 2005 marks 60 years in the make-up business as he turns 83 years old. Dick was honored with a lifetime achievement award at IMATS/L.A. in June, and we ask Smith how it is that he is as active and involved in make-up during his retirement as he was 20 years ago.
IMATS/L.A. 2005: Another Year, A Whole New Show by Michael Mallory
Make-Up Artist magazine promised the “biggest make-up show ever” for 2005 in Pasadena. It was a tall order, but we delivered. Among highlights of the show, held at the Pasadena Convention Center on June 25-26, were keynote addresses by Dave Elsey (Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith), Scott Barnes (celebrity make-up artist) and Bill Corso (Oscar® winner for Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.) We recap the student make-up competition, museum highlights and the exhibit hall.
With a resume shining with such names as Jessica Simpson, Britney Spears and Carmen Electra, one can guess that Karan Mitchell is a success story in the world of print make-up. We sit down with Mitchell and find out what it took to become a celebrity make-up artist, how she handles specific looks, and who her favorite celebrity client is.
Neal Scanlan is the man behind the doors of the Chocolate Factory. The summer blockbuster, directed by Tim Burton, wouldn’t have been possible without Scanlan’s oompah loompahs, animatronic squirrels and human blueberry. Scanlan shares details of how he created the make-up effects and his behind-the-scenes experience on the film.