During the facial hair and knotting course, you will learn the fundamental elements required to make, apply and extend existing facial hair makeup to a standard high enough for HD cameras. You will study postiche including wigs, hair pieces, moustaches, beards and sideburns.
16th March 2020– 24th July 2020 – £8,500 (dates include three weeks of school holidays).
21th September 2020– 29th January 2021 – £8,500 (dates include three weeks of school holidays).
" Being able to knot postiche is fast becoming a very desirable skill on set. It is a great asset to have especially if you are working on low budget films or theatre productions. "
Over the duration of this course you will discover how to use knotting for a realistic look and how to ensure existing facial hair makeup is cut well. You will be encouraged to use a mixture of hair colours for a natural effect and to think about movement and how the facial hair should be dressed.
As part of the course you will learn how to create texture and effects by styling hair at the roots. You will study how to create a beard template using the correct measurements and how to transfer the template to a block.
Our facial hair and knotting course incorporates directional knotting and growth patterns. We will offer you insight into netting construction, darts and whipping, plus technical skills such as how to hide lace from a HD camera.
From Gandalf to Mr T, from Hans Gruber to Hagrid, facial hair often becomes an integral part of a key character’s signature look. In fact, facial hair, knotting and postiche are frequently used for stage and screen and you will discover how to adapt them to suit each platform.
Our course will teach you how to use the correct products such as primer, bruise gel, spirit gum, face paint, dauber, glue and moustache wax. Furthermore, you will learn the basics including application, maintenance plus styling and trimming.
You will discover how to apply lace facial hair makeup such as a moustache or sideburns, as well as the principles of cutting and tonging facial hair, as well as how to remove, clean and block for future use.
We will teach you how to make templates for your own bespoke facial pieces plus the principles of knotting your own piece of facial hair and different types of knotting.
You will establish the importance of making the right choice regarding character and period using our extensive visual resources.
Whether you are considering a career in film, television or theatre, you may be called upon to create wigs to evolve characters, change the perceived age of someone or provide the right hair for period styles.
As part of the course you will create a piece of facial hair makeup made to your own design and use your bespoke facial hair to create a total character look for your final portfolio.
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