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Fukurou
11-24-2011, 03:35 PM
I'm about to buy a book on makeup and I'm not sure which one I should get.
I know "makeup" can sound pretty vague, but let's say anything cinema-oriented obviously, practical, and since I can't probably get everything in one book, I guess I should look for two of them, one about "classic" makeup, and one about more special things like wounds, etc.

Edit : oh and it's for a semi-beginner. Not for me, but someone of my filming crew, who only went to one course explaining the basics.

David G. Smith
11-24-2011, 03:52 PM
I would recommend books by Vincent J-R Kehoe.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=make+up%2Bkehoe&rh=n%3A283155%2Ck%3Amake+up%2Bkehoe&ajr=0

Fukurou
11-24-2011, 04:10 PM
That's not cheap, but probably worth it. Noted, thanks.

Anyone knows if this one is good ?

http://www.amazon.com/Special-Effects-Make-Up-Janus-Vinther/dp/087830178X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1322179825&sr=1-1

Looks less "classy" but still has good ratings.

David G. Smith
11-24-2011, 05:09 PM
That's not cheap, but probably worth it. Noted, thanks.

Anyone knows if this one is good ?

http://www.amazon.com/Special-Effects-Make-Up-Janus-Vinther/dp/087830178X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1322179825&sr=1-1



Looks less "classy" but still has good ratings.

Yeah, the kehoe books aren't cheap. I first started out... a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, wanting to do special effects make up, and the Kehoe books really helped out. If I remember correctly, his publisher, Focal Press, prints books that were, at the time, standard text for filmmaking. I picked up a movie camera, and went another direction in filmmaking, but those books still taught me a lot. of course, my first make up book was this one...

http://www.makeup-store.com/catalog/dick-smiths-monster-makeup-handbook-pi-613.html?osCsid=hvldkffgn

It is very basic, and not a book that I would recommend now, but I had a lot of fun with it.

I am not familiar with the book you posted, sorry.