From free­lance and fash­ion to film work

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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!”

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