Friday, August 26, 2011

Brutal Hearts video shoot

cast of Brutal Hearts

I had a great time hanging out with my friends Bedouin Soundclash and Coeur de Pirate shooting the video for Brutal Hearts. This one is directed by the legendary Bruce MacDonald and I was quite thrilled to be working with him. My job seldom feels like work and this day was no exception! I did Beatrice and Jay's makeup first... here they are being silly:

Bea & Jay

and here is the lovely Miss Bea:

Beatrice makeup test
Bea makeup test

The following afternoon we shoot in a park in Kensington Market. This park is FULL of local characters, which was hilarious and provided us with much entertainment:

The video includes 5 dancers, and the skull makeup was inspired by the movies The Warriors and Dead Presidents with a bit of a tribal/voodoo/New Orleans/Día de los Muertos vibe thrown in.

I love this shot of Eon & Sekou:

Bea & Jay taking direction from Bruce MacDonald:

the boys:
Eon, Sekou & Jay

Here I am posing with the dancers:
me & the dancers

Bea & bike 2

skull girls

and here is the band's manager Dave (a/k/a Zizou) being Very Busy talking about Important Things:
Zizou TCB

Looking forward to seeing the video... the song is one of my favorites. So happy to be able to be part of it!!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Power Outage!!

Today there was a major power outage in many areas of Toronto. The MTV building was in one of those areas, and after some deliberation as to whether we were just going to give up and go home, we decided to shoot some of the shows outside and tape the live shows.

But first, I tried to do Aliya-Jasmine's makeup in the pitch dark. I always tell her that I know her face so well I could probably do her makeup with my eyes closed... well, it appears I cannot:


So, we asked one of our interns, Kalista, to hold a light while I got AJ ready to do MTV News:



Thankfully, the power came back in time for me to shoot a tutorial with Sheena where we recreated Nicole's Pop Yo Bottles look:


and, Lise Watier put up another pic of makeup I did on Sharlene!! CLICK HERE to see it!!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Lise Watier

Lise Watier was kind enough to put a pic of a makeup I did on Nicole Holness up on their tumblr!! CLICK HERE to see it!!!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Monkeying around with Paul the Intern

today I had to whip together a look for Paul the Intern. the producers at MTV Live needed him to look like a monkey man and I only had an hour to throw the whole thing together... which thankfully was long enough to make poor Paul look sufficiently creepy!!

Monkey Man


there was no time to do latex to hide the seam of the nose, but it won't read on TV. *whew*