MAC for Tron: Legacy

Mimi ON Jan 11, 2011 AT 3:02 pm

Serinda Swan in TRON Legacy

Serinda Swan in TRON Legacy

Tron: Legacy is out in cinemas now and we managed to get a sneaky interview with Rosalina da Silva, the Makeup Department Head for the film.

MAC supported Rosalina da Silva throughout the film and the two main female characters were both made up in their makeup as a result. She chatted everything from the looks she created for the two female characters to the difficulties in creating looks for 3D technology

Q: How does a makeup artist prepare to work on a film? Do you receive guidance from the director or collaborate with the costume designer/art director/key hair stylist on the makeup look?

A: In my particular case, I was hired by producer, Jeffrey Silver. He gave me a synopsis of the movie, and from there, I created a vision in my head. Next, I gathered magazines, tear sheets, and graphics, through which I could show an example of my thoughts and ideas. In a meeting with Joseph Kosinski, the director, we talked through everything and even explored other ideas. Given his background in architecture, I thought that incorporating strong lines and shapes into the makeup designs would be appropriate in keeping not only with the sets and costumes, but also with his vision. The costume design was definitely a point of inspiration, as well. I then began working with the hair stylist to design and create looks for Joseph’s approval. It was a team effort and it all had to look seamless.

Olivia Wilde in TRON legacy

Olivia Wilde in TRON legacy

Q: The film was shot in 3D – what key products do you use when films are shot this way and how do the products and technique differ from that which you use in 2D.

A: Shooting in 3D was a totally unknown technique for me, so it was a process of trial and error for the first month of makeup tests. However, I knew that the work had to be extremely refined and that the skin tone colors were going to be an additional challenge. Because of this, I made the decision to block out the natural skin tones and give the faces very reflective finishes by creating and designing foundations and powders that would help create that type of look. Although some makeup brands have HD specific products, I didn’t use them because I needed extremely heavy coverage.

Q: How do the lighted costumes and digital elements of the film affect the makeup design?

A: By keeping the designs neutral and reflective, the makeup embraces the lighting elements of the sets and works with them to complement the costumes.

Q: The makeup looks for the female leads, Quorra and Siren Gem, reference the heavily lined eyes at Giambattista Valli’s FW’10 fashion show. What inspired these fashion forward looks?

A: I looked at so many fashion runways shows! Makeup artist Kabuki’s runway work was a great inspiration for me. The director wanted the Sirens to be ‘sexy goddesses’, so I made sure to emphasize the eyes by adding three sets of lashes and out of this world contact lenses!

Q: What challenges did you face when designing and applying the makeup?

A: Perhaps the biggest challenge was to maintain the makeup perfectly all day long. With so many elements working against us, a major issue involved trying to keep the actors cool and dry so that they wouldn’t sweat off the makeup.

Catch TRON: Legacy in cinemas now.

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