Cinema – Anonymous (2011)

Movie: Anonymous (2011)

Director: Roland Emmerich

Producer: Roland Emmerich, Larry Franco, Robert Leger

Main Actors: Vanessa Redgrave, Joely Richardson, David Thewlis, Derek Jacobi, Rhys Ifans, Xavier Samuel, Jamie Bower, Edward Hogg, Sebastian Armesto, Rafe Spall

Prod.H.: Vierzehnte Babelsberg Film GmbH
Head of Make-up Department: Heike Merker

This was my first hands on experience as a freshly baked Make-up Artist just dropping out of School. And as far as I remember I`ve felt very fortunate to be a trainee for the entire Production time in Berlin of a Movie called Anonymous. I learned here first hand wig making, historic transformation and observing the conceptualization of strong historic characters from scratch.  It was a great work-experience and my first touch base with Hollywood and its society members.

The shoot itself somedays compiled a Make-up Team of total 50+ Artists to transform a crowd of hundreds and hundreds of extras into the juggling 16th century mob in shakespeare’s theaters. Personally I was mainly a supporting assistant on this shoot, But I decide to state it here anyway because it is the beginning of my own career and it was a great and intense 6 month learning experience. For this opportunity I am till today grateful and still apply the given knowledge in many ways 😉

Here comes my favorite scenes I’ve worked on within the „Theatre Department“

And also this one, to give you an Idea about the crowds we were talking about on set!

❤ loved it!

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