Hybrids...

Lets have a lighthearted look at one of the categories of the FACE2FACE MAKEUP AWARDS at the Sydney International Spa and Beauty Expo this August-

FILM FANTASY SPFX and Non SPFX

 

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THE BRIEF IS AS FOLLOWS:

Makeup artists are required to read the film synopsis below and create a character from ‘Hybrid’ society. The character can be male or female.

Designs can be a main character (create a royal or society elite like mayor, politician, celebrity etc.) or a featured extra (café worker, bus driver, unemployed etc.)

Your interpretation of ‘animal/human’ hybrid is your own.

Makeup artists submit a character description, design and how they fit into the film on a mood board for judge’s reference during the competition.

‘HYBRIDS’ Synopsis

A porthole has secretly been discovered in London that transports humans to a parallel universe.

Two brave amateur scientists take the journey to this new universe and discover a world where humans and animals have become hybrids of each other. The hybrid society reflects Earths food chain/dominant species. It’s no Surprise Hybrid society is ruled by a man/lion.

A film packed with adventure and danger… how much of this society can these two scientists document before they are captured or the porthole closes?

 

I wrote this brief thinking how great it would be to come up with all those great characters... and some artists have come back to me with all sorts of questions about the brief. 

 "WHAT IS A HYBRID?"

"WHAT IF A GET THE COMBINATION WRONG?" 

"CAN MY CHARACTER HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN A SITUATION THAT ALSO HAS THEM INJURED?" 

 "IS THE BALANCE BETWEEN ANIMAL AND HUMAN HALF AND HALF EXACTLY"

 

... the list goes on. These are all valid questions especially for first time entrants in the FACE2FACE Makeup Awards... so I thought I would take a light look at the topic in general... and I hope, in some way, this helps answer some questions... even get some creative juices flowing.

 

Lets start with

What is a Hybrid? 

 

IN OUR CASE... THE OFFSPRING IS PART ANIMAL AND PART HUMAN. THE MIX IS UP TO YOU. 

Following are some of my favourite HYBRID images created with photoshop... where the artist has combined two living things to create a visual feast! 

Some more interesting types of hybrids...

This is the point where I say if you google "hybrid animals' there are some things that cannot be unseen! ha ha ha. 

 

OK... let me address some of the other questions... 

 

"WHAT IF A GET THE COMBINATION WRONG?" 

ANSWER - This is impossible... the brief is half human and half animal... you are an artist and can create whatever tickles your fancy!! Just remember... the animal should reflect your interpretation of societies and animal hierarchy.    

For example:

Your character in the 'film' may be a performer... you may think in the animal world that might be a Monkey... or Dolphin... even a Galah! 

Other examples may be: 

Nurse - Golden Retriever ( for its caring qualities and guide dog talents) 

Sportsperson - Jaguar ( for speed and athleticism)

Milkman - Domestic Cat ( i think all cats want to be the milkman)

Your interpretation is YOURS and you should complete your Mood Board to help explain your character for the judges. 

"CAN MY CHARACTER HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN A SITUATION THAT ALSO HAS THEM INJURED?" 

A - you, in a way, are also an author of this film... so of course! Just explain your character and what the situation is on your mood board. 

 "IS THE BALANCE BETWEEN ANIMAL AND HUMAN HALF AND HALF EXACTLY"

The balance is up to you... if you create instinctively you will know what the character needs. 

 

Let your creativity flow and remember to choose a character that will show off your strengths as a makeup artist. 

We all look forward to seeing your entry!!