We’ve been loosely taking behind the scenes footage of our filmmaking process on our iphones. I’ve been mostly taking pictures. Over the last couple weeks I’ve sewn three cloaks, a bag, and a sheath.
Aside from making costume accessories, the other thing that we’ve been doing that we realized is kind of invaluable for filming is hair and makeup. We’re learning that we need to start on that earlier though, because it does take a bit, and I need to update my makeup collection.
I forgot my makeup the first week we filmed (and my mother in law was lovely enough to give us some of hers that she wasn’t using), but last weekend I brought it and laid it all out.
Face, lips, and eyes. I decided that liquid concealer is what we’ll be sticking with, and we’re keeping the makeup simple (the story takes place outside, so it’s not like they’d really have time to look extravagant). I need to get another bottle of foundation or two, eyeliner, and maybe some long lasting lipstick. Updating my mascara might be a good idea too though, as my go-to is getting a little clumpy.
Amanda designed our hair styles, and she does those for us and they look really great. The trick is getting this done before the sun starts to fade, because it always seems to take longer than we anticipated. Though, with the time it takes us to get ready, Alex can go plan where we’re all going to be standing, so even with that it works out well.
Lesson Learned: taking your time with props/accessories/costumes and makeup is well worth it when you look at it on camera.
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