I had a chance to stop by and tour the Vancouver Film School for Makeup. I met with Charles Porlier, who has been a makeup artist for nearly 30 years. He and I worked together on one of the biggest budget feature films of its time "Mission To Mars". We spent a summer (2000), working with great actors such as Tim Robbins, Gary Sinise, and Jerry O'Connell.
Charles has created a fabulous institute for up coming Makeup Artists , who want to achieve the highest form of makeup techniques in film making. In the past 4 years, he has changed a local Film School into a world renowned Technical Institute. VFS Makeup Design Program for Film & Television receives hundreds of applicants a year but only a few, 16 to be exact, per class, will be interviewed and then chosen by Charles to experience and learn Makeup Artistry for Film. This year, the makeup class has students from Japan, Greece, U.K., California, New York and Canada. From the airbrush/ beauty makeup, to computer labs for facial reconstruction, to body casting stations, to ventilated FX rooms, this school has the creative edge.
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