Local 706 - The Artisan

Winter 2019

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4 • THE ARTISAN WINTER 2019 The advantage we have in our union today is that our make-up artists and hair stylists have so much talent, there is nothing they can't do. The fact that there are so many movies, TV shows, streaming content and live performances out there, gives all of us a variety of work to choose from. This also leads us to have many opportunities to learn. To educate us, the Local 706 offers classes that give us the opportunity to learn hands-on. Other avenues of learning in-and-outside our Guild include our craft education meetings, magazines like The Artisan or Make-up Artist magazine and the internet to learn all sorts of new skills and techniques. As we move forward in the age of technology, and in our attempt to modernize our union and our craft, I think it's of great importance to take note of both "Then and Now." We have many people in our union who have been practicing their crafts for 20 years or longer who have invaluable knowledge and tips they can pass down to their peers and conversely, we have new members—some who have been formally trained in all of the new trends and techniques—who can also pass along indispensable information. It does not matter if you have been working for one day or 40 years, each person has something unique to offer. It has been said many times, "You are only as strong as your weakest link." I think that quote stands the test of time if you work to build your departments with strong make-up artists and hair stylists that have a wide range of styles and different strengths, the end result can be amazing. Think about the possibilities—every single show worked on or every day checking a job where you are with a group of artists, whether it be beauty or character, there is the opportunity to learn something. I have always believed that if you surround yourself with people who have strengths you don't have, not only does that give you the opportunity to build up your skills and learn, it makes your final product that much better. We are going to have some wonderful classes and craft education meetings for all our members to go to this year and I encourage everyone to take part if they can. At the craft education meetings, not only are there things you will learn about products and artistry, but it's also a great opportunity to talk to fellow members about their ideas and how they use different products in other ways. We are also planning practical classes that help members with the non-artistic side of our business such as communication with producers, directors and management; set continuity and understanding our various contracts. In addition, again this year there are opportunities for all our members to learn skills in Photoshop, ZBrush, Maya and other software programs at no cost. Each and every member in our union has their own special skills and artistic talent. I say to you, embrace that! We have something to learn from everyone and how lucky are we that we are surrounded by such talent. Don't be afraid in this new year to reach out and meet your fellow artists and learn from each other, help to elevate all who are part of this union no matter how long you have been working in this business, there is always room to learn more. We are like titanium —the strongest out there. We are union strong. Julie SocaSh President Managing Editor adam Brandy Supervising Editor Jeff angell Contributing Writers SuSan caBral-eBert tommy cole Brian Kinney randy Sayer Publisher ingledodd media Office Manager Kathy Sain Mailing List Manager diane BurnS The Artisan is published quarterly by Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists, I.A.T.S.E. Local 706, 828 No. Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505 Phone (818) 295-3933. Fax 818-295-3930 All editorial and photo submissions should be sent to email address: hllywdmkupartist@yahoo.com Advertising: IngleDodd Media (310) 207-4410 muahs@IngleDodd.com www.IngleDoddMedia.com Officers of I.A.T.S.E. Local 706 President Julie Socash Vice President Kim M. Ferry Recording Secretary Daniel Curet Secretary-Treasurer John E. Jackson Sergeant-at-Arms Karen J. Westerfield Business Representative Randall Lee Sayer Official Magazine of Hollywood Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists. Published in the Interest of ALL the Members of Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists I.A.T.S.E. Local 706 FROM THE PRESIDENT Each and every member in our union has their own special skills and artistic talent. " "

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