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High Definition make-up

In 2011, filming and post production moved steadily towards digital technology. The use of cameras with extra large image sensor has increased from 9% in weeks shooting in the first half of 2010 to 44% in the first term of 2011.
With the presence of new digital technology and high-definition television (HDTV) professional make-up artists must learn the basic techniques in order to insure the best possible visual results for HD.
These make-up techniques are essential for professionals who work for television, photo and HD movies.
As this new digital technology highlights every detail in minute detail, traditional make-up can appear too heavy and false looking in this context.

This course is designed for head make-up artists and professional make-up artists.

Solid experience in the art of make-up.


  • Understand the specifics of the digital image.
  • Acquire the basic make-up techniques and aspects of the complexion and light for optimal visual results for HD.


3 days 7 hours (9:00 a.m. to 12:30 a.m./1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.), 21 hours in total.


(9:00 a.m. to 12:30 a.m./1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.)


The proposed program is based on the joint work of cinematographer and make-up artist.
It is divided into several parts covering all aspects of professional make-up for digital camera and high definition, including traditional techniques (brush and sponge) and the technique of airbrush.
This practical program is conducted over 3 full days. Cinema HD, High Definition Television (HDTV), Digital Photography, Fashion Beauty, Special Effects: scars, stretch marks, bruises,and tattoos.

Day 1

Presentation of the "Red digital camera" by the chief operator.
Comparison of filming shot with the Red camera of make-up free skin under professional lights and skin with traditional natural make-up. Explanation of the lights and filters involved.

Day 2

Filmed demos of techniques used for specific natural and sophisticated make-up for HD (traditional make-up, sponge and brush, and airbrush techniques). Exercises filmed in pairs.

Day 3

Working with special effects make-up for HD (traditional make-up sponge and brush and airbrush make-up). Exercises filmed in pairs. Different types of products are used (water-based, silicone-based and alcohol-based products).

Equipment and products used

Participants must bring their own brushes, sponges, powder puff and their usual make-up case.
The specific required products are available to participants on site throughout the duration of the workshop (Numeric Proof HD make-up, Make-Up For Ever, Ben Nye…).
The camera used is a Red Digital Camera.

Maquillage Haute Définition


1 173 €


Maximum 12 people.


Professional make-up artists.
Chief operator/Director of Photography.

Maquillage Haute Définition 2


3 days (21 hours)

From 6 to April 8 2016

Customized training available on request. Contact: Florence CAPEL 01 44 08 11 48.