From freelance and fashion to film work
Charlotte Huston Lowe (pictured above) graduated from Samala Robinson Make-up Academy in April 2007.
After taking a four month break she began freelance work. This freelance opportunity came from a paid work experience session arranged by the SRA Academy.
While on work experience Charlotte met someone who was starting her own freelance team and was looking for assistants. Since joining up with her, Charlotte has done several music videos and worked on C4.
Charlotte loves special effects and has done everything from mud monsters to vampires and zombies. One of the most helpful aspects of the course for her was the depth SRA Academy goes into with the different period looks. She has even used the Elizabethan brow block on a music video.
Charlotte is now working at SASS in Ponsonby and loves the daily opportunities to meet new people. She has just been offered a part time position with a leading makeup company, approximately six days each month promoting their new release products nationwide.
In the future Charlotte plans to continue with freelancing with the ultimate intention of getting into the film industry and gaining more in-depth, on the job training in special effects.
Charlotte’s advice to someone starting out in the make-up industry - “be persistent and don’t be scared to jump in at the deep end!”