I'm home early tonight; it's not even midnight yet. You have to be used to working long hours
when you're making a movie, and on a film like The Shadow Walkers, the hours
*have* to be long because it takes three or more people working anywhere between four and
six hours to get me into makeup and ready for prime time.
I'm sure it's not everybody's cup of tea, but I don't mind it. There's a possibility that I'll be
less enthusiastic about the experience after a month of this, but when it takes that long just to
get ready for the camera, you're quite motivated to make it through a long, long shooting day
so you get every bit of use you can out of that six-hour makeup job.
With six hours to work on it, you'd think they'd be able to make me prettier than this (and this picture
shows me only partway along). I don't know what beauty school these women graduated from, but if you
see them working in a salon, maybe you should flee before they get the chance to work on you.
Cleaning up afterwards isn't nearly as fun. It takes about an hour to get the main makeup components
back off again and then it's a long, long hot shower while I get bits of adhesive and makeup off of all sorts of
hard-to-see (and hard-to-reach) places.
I suppose not *all* parts of movie-making can be fun...at least not yet.
Maybe if I had a bigger shower. Hmmmm....