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Professional Make-up Artist, Brian Kinney, returns to AUB

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BA (Hons) Make-up for Media and Performance are delighted to welcome back professional make-up artist and good friend of the course, Brian Kinney.

Brian’s seminar gave third year students an insightful, inspirational and informative overview of what it’s been like working in the film industry during this unprecedented year of Covid 19 restrictions and the impact this has had on productions and professional practice.

Brian is a Journeyman make-up artist and has worked across many spheres in the make-up industry. His credits include the films ‘Space Jam : A new Legacy’, ‘The Hunger Games Mocking Jay’ parts one and two and television productions ‘Sons of Anarchy’, ‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘Cursed’.

The students were treated to a realistic and in-depth account of what it’s been like working on productions throughout the pandemic whilst also discovering how industry expectations are shifting for make-up graduates about to embark upon their industry careers - in terms of portfolio development, transferable skills and graduate skills.

Brian was reassuring, candid and amusing with accounts of how onset working practices have developed and how make-up artists have had to adapt quickly to change. Make-up students now have a much greater knowledge and understanding of what is expected of them as they enter the professional industries later this year.

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