Make-up Department

The following jobs are within the  Make-up Department.

  • SFX Make-up Supervisor
  • Make-up Supervisor
  • SFX Make-up Artist
  • Make-up Artist
  • Make-up Assistant / Assistant Make-up
  • Make-up Staff – Casual

In Australian A-Z Budget – Feature Films these roles are in section C.9 Make-up Crew.

Job titles in Australia tend to use Make-up rather than Makeup or Make Up. While many people are Hair & Make-up Artists especially on short films, Hairdressing is a separate department as it requires different training.

Make-up Department is Below-The-Line. The-Line is said to differentiate the team responsible for the creative control of a motion picture from the technicians and crafts-people who make the film. More accurately Above-The-Line people are attached during the Development phase of a production while Below-The-Line people are hired once the financing is in place and Preproduction phase begins. Costume, Art and Makeup departments are creative, but they still fall Below-The-Line.

Make-up Department is considered Labour by unions such as MEAA so their minimum rates of pay are defined in the standard industrial agreements for each production sector.

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