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April 2nd, 2014

April 2nd, 2014

UMAe is inching ever closer, and here at Warpaint we can’t wait!  If you’re itching to get to see some of the best artists working at the moment, like we are, we’ve created a handy cheat sheet of some of the biggest names who will be speaking over the weekend.

Robin Matthews

UMAe has enticed the winner of the 2014 Make-up and Hair Oscar to London this year.  Robin not only worked wonders on Dallas Buyers Club on a miniscule budget of $250, but was also drafted in to re-design the look of Bella Swan in Twilight: New Moon’.  Personal make-up artist and designer for Kristen Stewart, her other credits include The Runaways, Into the Wild, The Final Destination and Oz: The Great and Powerful.

Robin Mathews on set

Robin Mathews on set

Greg Cannom

Oscar winner and UMAe Founding Supporter Greg Cannom is a legend in the industry, and he will be bringing the wealth of his experience to a special presentation, showcasing shots which have never been seen before.  His range and versatility have been showcased on everything from Michael Jackson’s Thriller video, Mrs Doubtfire, A Beautiful Mind and Titanic.

Greg Cannom

Greg Cannom

Sheila McKenna

As the President and Founder of Kett Cosmetics, Sheila will be speaking and demonstrating using her line of products and airbrush equipment.  An industry veteran with over 20 years experience as an artist, her work has covered film, TV, print, theatre and runway.  Widely recognised as an expert in airbrush technology, she has served as an authority on the subject for numerous publications.

Sheila McKenna

Sheila McKenna

Siân Richards

A second generation film make-up artist, Siân’s advice and support was one of the things that helped to get the first show up and running last year.  She is the founder of the London Makeup Brush Company and had contacted the BBC to find out the requirements needed to get onto their Make-up Course at only 12 years old.  In the years since, she has turned her hand and brush to just about every area of media make-up.

Siân Richards

Siân Richards

Mike Smithson

Having worked on huge blockbusters including The Lone Ranger, Avatar, Terminator Salvation, Planet of the Apes and Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, it is fair to say that Mike has seen it all.  As a make-up designer and supervisor he is celebrating 30 years of experience in the entertainment industry.  His own studio, MakeupMedia, creates prosthetics and SFX for Film & TV, but he’s equally as experienced in creating a natural beauty.

Mike Smithson

Mike Smithson

Kenny Myers

Two-time Emmy Award nominee and Academy Award nominee for Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Kenny will be once again lending his vast SFX knowledge to UMAe.  Together with his company, Cine Makep, Inc., Kenny created the bestselling and internationally famous Skin Illustrator palettes and pigments.  He will be bringing this technical knowledge, along with his limitless experience on pictures such as Star Trek, X-Men: The Last Stand and War of the Worlds to his talk.

Kenny Myers

Kenny Myers

Neill Gorton

Master monster-maker Neill has over 25 years of experience in the film and television industry.  An early starter, Neill was creating prosthetic masks for him and his friends at the age of just 12.  His career began at just 17, working on films like Waxwork and The Unholy.  Having won multiple BAFTAs and Royal Television Society awards, he is now an honorary fellow and visiting Professor for the Arts University College Bournemouth and BoltonUniversity respectively.  His company, Millennium FX, has become Europe’s largest and leading creator of prosthetics, make-up effects and animatronics.

Neill Gorton

Neill Gorton

Gustav Hoegen

As an animatronics expert, Gustav has provided SFX for Prometheus, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Clash of the Titans, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Dr Who and more.  With experience and knowledge in prosthetics as well, Gustav is sure to create a stir with his animatronic friends.

Gustav Hoegan creation

Gustav Hoegan creation

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