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maximel-fx-blood

Makeup | Hair | Wigs | Prosthetics | Props
Maximal FX | 07805044471| jennifer@maximalfx.com

My portfolio is diverse, taking inspiration from history, art, fantasy and contemporary culture, with an emphasis on realism. I am experienced in character design, the making and application of prosthetic appliances, sculpting, wig design, postiche, prop design and hairdressing.
I’m quick to adapt to new working environments whether it be working in my studio in East London, creating effects on set or applying makeup with fast turnarounds backstage in the theatre and in busy crowd rooms.

Academic Qualifications
Advanced hair artistry, Iver Academy, Pinewood studios
PGLT Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, University College Birmingham
BA (Hons) Hair and Media makeup for TV and Film, London College of Fashion
Btec National Diploma Theatrical hair, wigs and makeup, Bournemouth and Poole Technical College
NVQ 2 Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy, Pembrokeshire College

Skills
Special effects and prosthetics: casualty, disease, death, blood rigs, probondo, silicone, foam latex, gelatin prosthetics running, colouring, application, hair punching and flocking, life casting, sculpting and mould making,
Wigs, hair and facial: hairdresser, cutting and colouring, setting and dressing, period/historical/cultural, knotting postiche, wig fitting, dressing and repair, making cages and hairpieces, extensions and switches.
Makeup: period/historical and cultural, theatrical, characterisation, beauty, wedding, editorial, fashion, HD makeup, airbrushing, body painting, face painting.
Props: sculpting, moulding, filling, colouring, hair punching, flocking.
Mouldmaking: Fibreglass, plaster, silicone, epoxy. 2 / 3 part moulds, snap moulds, flatbed.

Film
Apostle
Sharknado 5
A cure for violence
The girl with all the gifts
K-Shop
Jimmy’s End
Double Date
Jawbone
The Call Up
The Reverie
Compost
Essex Space Bin
Accept
Dissection
Crux
The Lizard laden death feel
Poster Boy
Call Cutter

TV
Eurosport french open
Eurosport snooker championships
Holby City (BBC1)
Will (TNT)
Donald Mohammed Trump (BBC3)
Shebake Nim (Manoto TV)
British Dark (TV pilot)

Magazine / Editorial / Zines
The Forumist
Selectism
Satellite Journal
Le Mia Journal
Craft magazine
Schon magazine

Commercials
Liverpool Victoria: Jekyl and Hyde Idents
William Lawson Whiskey: No Rules Highlights

Theatre
Lyric Hammersmith: Bugsy Malone
Almeida Theatre: They drink it in the Congo
Millfield Theatre: Christmas Pantomine
Hippodrome: Pirates Return
New Diorama Theatre: Princess Mononoke
Royal Shakespeare Company: Two Kinsmen; Anthony and Cleopatra,
Punchdrunk: Maritime Museum production
The Barbican: Dark Mirror; Unsuk Chin
The Polska Theatre: Dark Waters; Eliah and the Swans; The Price
The Red Lion Theatre: Le Nouveau Guignol
Etcetera Theatre: London Horror Festival – Ghost Hunter

Fashion
Meadham and Kirchoff A/W 2012
Sophisticated Couture / The future vintage 2012
Lemiena / Chic Boutique Lookbook

Clients
The National Gallery
Alan Moore
William Lawson
Red Bull
Royal Shakespeare Company
The Globe Theatre

Labels / Record Companies
Gylt
Desert Sound Colony
Spinnin Records

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