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Gemma Lowin

As a graduate of the 30 week Advanced course at “The Iver Academy” in April 2018, I have since worked on a number of projects and productions, including a full year as a Trainee on Coronation Street. My education at Iver, combined with my training on the cobbles, has given me a great confidence and belief in my ability as a makeup artist, and the future that holds for me as a career. I believe I have a good eye for detail and work to the best of my ability to perfect my work, whilst also having a sense of urgency to keep to a deadline. I always try to go above and beyond any task that is asked of me and enjoy working as part of a team to produce outstanding work. I’m keen and eager to develop and work on my skills and take steps foward in to my future working on exciting projects.

Work Experience

Malory Towers
*BOYS- Red Productions (Makeup designer Lin Davie) – Crowd room trainee makeup artist daily- Dec 19- Jan 20
*Chapter 2 “ZACK” – Short film by Dominic Stephenson, blink and listen productions – makeup artist-Mar 19
*ITV Studio’s – Corrontion Street (HOD Elizabeth Armistead) – Full time trainee makeup artist- Jan 19- Dec 19
*NFTS- Short film (Diversion)- Chief makeup artist & Designer -Oct 2018
*NFTS- Short film (Strong) – Chief makeup artist & Designer – Oct 2018
*NFTS- commercial for Breast cancer research (commissioned by Stella Mcartney)- Chief makeup artist & Designer- Sept 2018
*Good Morning Britain (HOD Deborah Rodriguez) – Freelance Makeup artist- Aug 2018
*Questor’s Theatre – Amanda Redman’s “Artists Theatre School”- Makeup Artist- Jul 2018
*Good Morning Britain – Makeup artist – daily- Jul 2018
*The Iver Makeup academy – Commercial shoot- Trainee Makeup artist- Jul 2018
*The Iver Makeup Academy – Studio assisting-1 week – Jul 2018
*Westminster University- Short film (“Fish head”) – Makeup Designer – Jun 2018
*Good Morning Britain – 1 week trainee Makeup artist experience – Jun 2018
*NFTS commercial- Makeup Designer-May 2018
*Westminster University, short film (“tonight with Roger Goodman”)- Head Makeup artist – May 2018
*Questor’s Theatre, Ealing (Dance Gallery)- Chief Makeup artist- April 2018
*Original Pantomime- Richings Players, Iver- Assistant Makeup artist – Jan 2018
*Sir William Borlase theatre, “Anything Goes” Makeup & hair: lead parts & general assistant – 2017
*Feature film “The Ballad of Blake Malone”- Conceptual artist and Image editor for pre production 2016 “Thank you Mam” CGI company-Freelance image editing 2015
* “Fear of Water” – (Feature film – Runner, Props, extra) 2013
* “The Actor’s Studio” Pinewood (Runner/Camera dept assistant) 2010
* Sir William Borlase Theatre productions – Makeup asst. 2007-2013

OTHER EXPERIENCE
* Costa Coffee – Full time Barista Sept 2016-Present
* Chelsea Flower show (Marco Pierre White restaurant)- Hostess May 2017
* Wembley (Bobby Moore Club) – Hostessing 2016-2017
* House clearance – Full time house clearing 2015-2016
* Bluegrass BBQ Smokehouse – Waitress 2015
* The three Horseshoes pub – Waitress and bar staff 2015
* Wycombe Wanderers (Adams park) – Team leader (Kiosk attendant during matches) 2014-2016
* Clarks shoe store High Wycombe – (Retail assistant, part time) 2014
* Henley Regatta – (Hostess/Waitress/ Bar work) July 2013 & 14
* Virtual Media Ltd – (Computer data entry) 2010-2012

Education

The Iver Academy – Sept 2017-April 2018- 30 week Advanced Makeup and Hair Artistry.
Modules- Basic hair & Makeup, Facial hair application, Character, SFX and Prosthetics, Period hair & Wig work, Body art, Theatre & Performance, Haircutting & Barbering, Further Prosthetics, Airbrushing, Advanced hair, Advanced fashion, Portfolio building and Filming project.
Tutors- Elizabeth Tagg-Wooster ▪ Tamsin Barbosa ▪ Joceline Andrews ▪ Christine Vidler ▪ Jo Brown ▪ Moira Thomson ▪ Shaunna Harrison ▪ James Adams ▪ Sally Hooper ▪ Helen Roche ▪ Mona Turnbull ▪ Jane Maier ▪ Dan Frye (Gorton Studios) ▪Joseph Koniak ▪ Ariane Poole ▪ Nora Robertson ▪ Sally Collins ▪ Louise Knockles-Luxton ▪ Louise Coles

Amersham & Wycombe College – Sept. 2014-Jun 2015 – B-Tech (Level 3) in 3D Animation for film & gaming- Double Merit

The Henley College Sep. 2012-Jun 2014 – Maths As, D&T As, Art As, Photography A2, Ceramics A2

Great Marlow School Sept. 2007-June 2012 – 9 A*-C GCSE grades

Years of Experience

  • Hair Dressing 3 years
  • SFX 3 years
  • Prosthetics Less than a year
  • Barbering 2 years
  • Wig Dressing Less than a year
  • Knotting Less than a year
  • Airbrushing Less than a year
  • Body Art Less than a year

Other

  • IT Skills 4 years experience
  • Languages English
  • Areas can work in FILM, TELEVISION, LIVE, COMMERCIAL, THEATRE
  • Driver License Full clean. Own car
  • References * Elizabeth Tagg-Wooster- Principal at Iver Academy Phone: 01753 659213 Email:liz.tagg@iveracademy.co.uk * Victoria Dale - Administration/hair and makeup for “Dance Gallery” Phone: 07979 888449 Email: victoriadale@hotmail.com * Elizabeth Armstead- Head of makeup dept, Coronation Street. Phone: 07970290866 Email: elizabeth.armistead1@itv.com