ABOVE: Mike Elizalde BELOW: Elizalde touches up Ron Perlman, Hellboy, on set of 'Hellboy 2'
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Posted: Thursday January 22, 2009
Mike Elizalde, an L.A.-based make-up designer, sculptor and animatronic
engineer, has just received an Oscar® nomination for his work on Hellboy 2: The Golden Army;
he’ll share his experiences when he speaks at the 2009 International
Make-Up Artist Trade Show, which returns Jan. 24-25 to London’s
Alexandra Palace. Elizalde will also participate in a Hellboy 2panel discussion featuring actor Doug Jones (Abe Sapien) and many of
the make-up artists and creature creators. (continued below)
IMATS, sponsored by Make-Up Artist magazine, spotlights film and fashion make-up
and features celebrity make-up artists, classes, live demonstrations,
shopping opportunities and a student competition. The event is open to
professionals and the public.
Besides Hellboy 2, Elizalde has worked on more than 45 feature films, including Men in Black, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Fantastic Four and X-Men: The Last Stand.
He is one of three keynote speakers booked at IMATS. The other two are
movie make-up specialist Morag Ross and fashion make-up artist Mary
Ross is a BAFTA award winner whose filmography includes I’m Not There, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, The Aviator, Lost In Translation and Elizabeth: The Golden Age. Vogue veteran Mary Greenwell has worked for international editions of Vogue;
her celebrity clientele has included Princess Diana, Uma Thurman,
Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet, Keira Knightley, Kate Moss and Gisele
London-based make-up artist Angela Holthuis and photographer Izabela Habur set a challenge for themselves: Habur
asked Holthuis, a fashion pro, to create “a small story with bold looks
within a small time frame, to test out how far we [could] push
ourselves creatively,” Holthuis said.
Make-Up Artist magazine is now accepting student competition
applications for the 2009 Los Angeles International Make-Up Artist
Trade Show. The themes for this year are Gothic and X-Men Mutants. The competition is open to students of a recognized make-up school and
to those who graduated 12 months prior to the competition. Make-Up Artist will only accept competition entries postmarked by May 22, 2009.
If you like Prescriptives products, you’d better stock up while you
can: On Sept. 17, Estée Lauder Companies announced it will stop
production and global wholesale distribution of the brand by Jan. 31,
2010. The brand will still be sold online at www.prescriptives.com
while inventory lasts.