Local 706 - The Artisan

Fall 2020

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4 • THE ARTISAN FALL 2020 "Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence."—Ovid All of us as artists and creative beings in the film and television industry understand the concept of different techniques or varying applications to end up with the same desired result. Like when you are driving from one place to another but have to detour from your normal route and end up finding a new shortcut. That is what has been happening over these last several months as we are doing our jobs, there have been a few added twists, turns and even stops along the way. There are many tips and tricks people are now putting out there to help navigate safety, but the most important one that I would like to pass on is, be your own COVID safety proponent. There are guidelines and rules, some mandated by the state or by production, some suggested or encouraged, and we all are doing our best to follow them. I say take it a step further, after all, this is your life and the lives of our loved ones and brothers and sisters. If you enter a situation you feel is unsafe, remove yourself from that situation. If you see someone not following the guidelines, don't just ignore it either, remove yourself from their space or perhaps kindly remind them of the rules. Most of the time, it's not that people are being disrespectful, it is usually sometimes we forget. Forge your own safety path. Read and educate yourself on how to stay safe. Any who have cosmetology, barber or esthetician licenses know very well how sanitary you are and the rules of sanitation you follow are the difference between whether you pass or fail the licensing test. COVID compliance officers are a new position and some are still learning themselves, so if you are equipped with your own information and have educated yourself in safety, you can still follow protocols, it is just like taking a different route. There is no harm in adding extra protection if your research and belief is that it's needed. Some simple tips to further explore. Some shows allow different types of masks. N95 masks are one type of mask recommended for make-up artists and hair stylists use and can be quite effective, however, did you know that if you don't wear or fit it properly, then it does you no good at all? You can Google how to fit an N95 mask which needs to be properly sized and fit to your face. If it is too large and does not fit snugly, air can escape and get in. Did you know there are different types of filtration and different air filters and air scrubbers, some much more effective then others? HEPA filters, the most commonly used, can vary in the particulates they filter out. Charcoal filters which help with filtering aerosols can be a good complement to the HEPA. Dual filtration systems can work very well, but you need to also take into account the space, footage, and how much is actually filtered. There are goggles that fit to your face and help keep aerosols and debris out of your eyes, some more effective than others additionally, some face shields that are easier to use because they have anti-glare coating. These are all little bits of information that when added up, along with your own bits of information, can go a long way in helping you control your own safety while still following the proper guidelines. Things are ever-changing, some of the advice or protocols have changed and continue to change as we learn more and that is the point of constantly staying informed. As I said, we are all creative people. The more we practice our crafts, the better our artistry becomes. The more we practice safety and learn how to do our jobs while having to continue wearing our PPE, the easier it will be and we may break through the uncertainty and the future will be an easier route to follow. JULIE SOCASH President Managing Editor ADAM BRANDY Contributing Writers BRYN E. LEETCH POLLY LUCKE PATRICE K. MADRIGAL JOHN RIZZO MARIA SANDOVAL 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 To update member information, email to: dispatch@ialocal706.org 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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