How to Find Make Up Jobs in Film
As mentioned previously, there are a number of avenues to build your portfolio. FINDING those jobs is a little bit trickier. First off, become very familiar with local film programs in your area.
The next thing is become familiar with the film Bible: Hollywood Reporter and the Daily Variety. Tried and true, for years these periodicals have placed WANTED ADS and casting calls. Casting calls simply mean that a film is being produced. Go to the location or contact the producer or whoever placed the ad and find out how you can work on it. Offer to assist, whatever you have to do to get in the door (ethically, of course). You will be surprised how willing some of these low-budget producers and directors will be to give you a chance. Everyone starts somewhere and most people working on lower budget projects or Independent films understand what it takes to get in the Industry. If you show tenacity and backbone (not ego), you will at least get one shot. The key is you HAVE to make that one shot work. There are thousands of makeup artists and those interested in makeup out there and your job is to stand out. Be creative, create a resume, create a basic website, know your vision, and don't be afraid to go out on a limb. Above all, be willing to work with others. If you have talent but a personality that is abrasive or not conducive to working with all different kinds of people, film may not be your calling. That is something you'll have to decipher on your own.
So now that you know where you want to look, let's get back to talking about film schools.
So now that you've got some experience under your belt, you're ready for Film.