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I know a lot of you are wondering, why work with a stylist? Or, what does a makeup artist do? It's a bit tricky here, because you understand a lot of the aspects of production. Oh, you bring in a gaffer to make the lighting look better. You have someone running the camera, like a director of photography, who knows how to get the most out of the camera. Well, if you're dealing with people, you need a people specialist to really make your on-camera folks look their best. So Kim, what are some of the things you do in your day-to-day job? >> Well, I want to make sure that you as the producer or the shooter are worried about the things you need to worry about.
And I'm going to be the second pair of eyes for you. I'm going to be the person that is taking care of all the thing visually that you shouldn't have to worry about. And things that you can't really fix in post. Like for instance, the shine on the skin. Another thing might be all the stray hairs up here in the part that are ruining it, especially if you have a green screen. >> Yeah. >> Another thing might be the tie might be just a little off and crooked, really hurting the credibility of your talent. So, I'm there to be that second pair of eyes and to be a problem solver on your set, so that you get a beautiful finished product.
>> And this is a tough job, because when I'm in the middle of directing something, it's very easy to get distracted by things like oh, I don't know the performance, or things like what is the crew doing, was the shot in focus. It's hard to see everything, like oh that jewelry has slipped out of place for the actress, and you want the people in your video to look their best, and that really usually makes a better end product. So, how does one go about finding a makeup artist or stylist to work with? >> Well you can call your local film office. They will have a list of credentialed people, to work with.
And you can also ask for recommendations. Because, undoubtedly you know other people in film production, and you can ask who they've used, and that way you know you've got a vetted person, someone that really does have the credentials. You're not going to go to the makeup counter at the MAC store and hire somebody to do makeup, because they don't understand lighting, and they don't understand how the camera works and what the camera sees, which is very different than what the mirror shows you. >> Right. And this just becomes an important balance. Now, for today, we're going to focus on one of the toughest problems, which is shine.
We've talked a little bit about how skin naturally sort of has a glow to it. You know, skin is not opaque. It has a bit of translucency. Under different lighting conditions, it'll react differently. And the challenge is is that cameras can make that very unflattering. People can really start to look like they just got off the StairMaster. And so, we want to even that out. Kim, who suffers from shine? Obviously, I tend to get it a little bit more than the average person, but this is a problem that could affect everybody, right? >> It affects everyone, whether they're women who are putting on their own makeup and showing up on a set.
They still don't put enough powder on to make it work for camera. You really have to put a lot more on than, than you would think. Men tend to shine a little bit more than women because their metabolism is different. People who are heavier tend to shine a little bit more than people who are not. It's just how your metabolism is putting the oils out into your skin, which is, by the way, a very healthy thing for your skin to do. >> Yeah. And I'm, I'm from the Mediterranean, so I, trust me, I got oil coming out of my skin all day long. >> Yeah, yeah, yeah. Which is great for you for youth, but it doesn't work for camera. And so, that's when you know you really have a problem and you need to solve that problem.
Now, there are many ways to solve the problem. And most people don't know that there are three different ways that you can solve a problem for shine. >> All right. Well, we're going to explore the specific gear that you could use. There are different make-up as well as application methods. And let's take a look at those next.
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