Local 706 - The Artisan

Spring 2019

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4 • THE ARTISAN SPRING 2019 "For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone." –Audrey Hepburn The make-up artists and hair stylists in our Guild do a flawless job of making people look beautiful or in some cases, scary or downright ugly. No matter what the task, every day there are make-up and hair crews working together to get the job done. It is amazing when you see the pure talent of our fellow brothers and sisters and the passion they share for their job. A topic I have addressed many times is the need for continuing education. I hope to find better ways for all of us to work together as a team, share tips on how to protect one another from any difficulties or adversity on set and create classes everyone can benefit from. Every artist should have the option to further their education in our field. What better way to learn than from each other, exchanging tips and gaining wisdom from each other on the job. My suggestion is to "pay the tip forward," each time you learn something from one of your fellow artists, pass it on to someone else and pass back to them one of your favorite tips or techniques. As cliché as it may sound, the truth is "Knowledge Is Power." Local 706 is already one of the most powerful guilds in the world and we will receive more recognition, acclaim and respect, the more we share our knowledge and talents with each other. How else can we continue forward without sharing? So, I want to start this ball rolling and share a few tips that I have picked up along the way. Tip #1: When you are a department head or in a key position, don't be afraid to run things by another person. When the prelim or shooting schedule comes out and you are planning your manpower days, supplies, etc., take the time to share it with your crew, they may think of something you have not or catch a mistake that may have been missed. Additionally, always remember the other departments you are working with. Department heads need to work with each other. If you are a make-up artist, take into consideration what the hair stylists need may be and communicate with them or vice versa. Production never remembers who made the schedule, only who made the schedule work. Tip #2: Don't be afraid to delegate. The most successful shows, both in artistry and how they are run, are due to teamwork. You can accomplish so much more when there are competent, trustworthy people working with you and your crew. A good leader knows their strengths and their limitations. Try to utilize people who can help bridge any gap, deal with any complication that arises and can deal with any challenging situation or mishap. Tip #3: For those working on a project either as a day checker or additional help for a period of time … STOP, learn to think for yourself. No matter what information you are given as to what you may need for the job, always come prepared. When a team is busy working on actors in the trailer, the last thing they need are a bunch of people peppering them with questions or conversations. For example, check the weather the night before so you know what to bring. Do you need extra-warm clothing or an umbrella? Know that even if shooting on stage, it may be super-cold or super-hot, so dress in layers. When you pack your kit, make sure everything is sanitary, condensed and that you have the proper tools. Is everything working properly? Even bringing your own water bottles or snacks is your responsibility. The more self-sufficient you are when it comes to these types of "common-sense preparations," the easier it is for the whole make-up and hair department and the odds go up that you will be asked back. Product-Sanitation Tip #4: Many of us have turned to using alcohol instead of brush cleaner and there is a lot of information out there that suggests using 70% alcohol over 99% is actually more efficient for sanitation purposes and in killing bacteria. Here is a condensed version of some information that I researched. Alcohols work as disinfectants for a myriad of reasons. 99% alcohol works best as a solvent or disinfectant for items or things that are water-sensitive. The quick evaporation and lower water content than 70% will dry more quickly, however, the best concentration for disinfection purposes is between 60%-90% solution in water. In actuality, the higher the concentration of alcohol, the less effective it is at killing bacteria. Studies in the lab have found that both alcohols, ethyl and isopropyl (using the 60%-90%), can kill several bacteria in 10 seconds or less. These bacteria include Staph aureus, Strep pyogenes, E. coli, Salmonella typhosa and Pseudomonas species. In conclusion, there are cosmetic reasons one would use 99% but for sanitation purposes (hands, counters, etc.), it can be argued it is better to use 70%. I hope you found these tips useful and I look forward to learning some of your tips of the trade! Julie SocaSh President Managing Editor adam Brandy Supervising Editor Jeff angell Contributing Writers Sue caBral-eBert Kim ferry Patrice K. madrigal randy Sayer Julie SocaSh 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

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