The Last Looks Podcast

The Last Looks Podcast

A show where we catch up with Hairstylists & Makeup Artists, in the Film and Television industry, with your host Jaime Leigh.

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June 17, 2024 65 mins

Bonus Re-Run: I had the pleasure of speaking with Naomi Donne, an accomplished makeup and hair designer whose portfolio includes iconic films such as Zoolander, 1917, Cinderella, and multiple Bond films. Naomi's journey began with a thunderbolt realization at 17, leading her to pursue her passion for makeup artistry. Trained by the BBC and with a comprehensive background from the London College of Fashion, her experiences range fro...

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Bonus Re-Run: The episode traces Kevin Wasner's journey in the makeup effects industry, beginning with his early interests in puppetry and stop motion. Aided by childhood influences from films like American Werewolf in London, Kevin transitioned into a successful career, sculpting and creating lifelike zombies for The Walking Dead. His story serves as a motivation for aspiring makeup artists, illustrating how passion and dedication...

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Bonus Re-Run: Gain insider insights - This episode of The Last Looks Podcast allows listeners to dive into Georgia Lockhart Adams' experiences and insights from her career in the film industry. As a seasoned hair and makeup artist, Georgia offers rare insider knowledge into the complexities of working in film and television. Focusing on the nuances of designer-artist relationships and the importance of trust and effective communica...

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Minisode: Join guest host Vanessa Blanchard Lee as she dives into exploring the best ergonomic practices tailored to us can help us work more efficiently and prevent injuries. By incorporating ergonomic tools, proper seating, and posture awareness, we can optimize our work environment and enhance our overall well-being. We play a vital role in the industry and are susceptible to physical strain due to repetitive movements. 

Episode 80: Kerrin Jackson, a seasoned makeup artist with a diverse skill set, brings a wealth of experience in the film and TV industry. Embracing versatility is crucial in the makeup industry, the benefits of diversifying one's skill set for increased job opportunities. Kerrin's experience in combining beauty makeup with special effects showcases the value of being adaptable and flexible in various makeup techniques. By embracing...

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Bonus: Guest host Gabbi Opperman asks Hair & Makeup Designer Jenny Rhodes-McLean all the big questions about what it takes to be a great trainee and what are designers and supervisors looking for in a trainee. Plenty of hot tips in this episode, for not only those starting out in the business but also for artists at all stages of their career.

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Episode 79: Kala Harrison and Emily James are accomplished special effects makeup artists with a wealth of experience in the film industry. They offer valuable insights into the diverse career paths within special effects makeup and the importance of creativity, we delve into their experiences working in FX workshops versus on set, and they share valuable advice for aspiring special effects makeup artists. Plus, we got a peek into ...

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Bonus: In this segment of The Last Looks podcast, guest host Vanessa Blanche Lee and crowd supervisor Julia Vernon share valuable insights into the world of hair and makeup for crowd scenes in film and television. As an industry professional and member of multiple associations, Vanessa sets the stage for an in-depth conversation with Julia, who brings extensive experience in crowd supervision for major films. Julia's wealth of expe...

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Episode 78:  In this episode of The Last Looks Podcast, host Jaime Leigh chats with Babalwa Mtshiselwa, a Makeup Artist and leader in the South African film industry. Babalwa shares her journey from a childhood passion for singing to an unexpected entry into the film industry, emphasizing the importance of pursuing one's passions and creating opportunities.

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Bonus: This episode covers pivotal topics such as the right timing for artists to seek representation, debunking misconceptions about agents, and building successful artist-agent partnerships.

Daniella Milton, an experienced agent in the entertainment industry. Daniella's 25 years of industry knowledge brings a wealth of insights, making her a relevant and valuable guest for artists navigating their careers.

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Episode 77: In this episode of The Last Looks Podcast, Samuel James, a prominent wig maker, shares his remarkable journey and insights into the world of wig making. From his early passion for animation to stumbling upon wig making through a YouTube video, Samuel's self-taught approach and resourcefulness have shaped his unique path in the industry. His experiences, from making wigs for college productions to working on film and TV ...

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Bonus Episode: In this episode of The Last Looks Podcast, Jaime Leigh chats with Rachel Obering about the vital relationship between production assistants and hair and makeup artists. Rachel shares her experiences and insights from working on set, emphasizing the importance of clear communication and understanding between these roles. She discusses the responsibilities of a first team PA, highlighting the need for technical knowled...

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Episode 76: Alessandro Bertolazzi, a distinguished makeup artist with a rich background in theatre and film, brings a unique blend of artistry and storytelling to his work. Bertolazzi's expertise and dedication to his craft make him a captivating guest for those eager to delve into the world of makeup artistry in cinema.

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February 25, 2024 37 mins

Oscar's Special 2024: Welcome to our annual Last Looks Oscars Special episodes, where I interview all 5 teams nominated for their outstanding work. This is the 96th annual Academy Awards, the awards will be held March 10th at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

Every team is asked the same set of questions but of course they all give very different answers, Every year the work is excellent and this year is n...

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February 25, 2024 37 mins

Oscar's Special 2024: Welcome to our annual Last Looks Oscars Special episodes, where I interview all 5 teams nominated for their outstanding work. This is the 96th annual Academy Awards, the awards will be held March 10th at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

Every team is asked the same set of questions but of course they all give very different answers, Every year the work is excellent and this year is n...

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February 25, 2024 37 mins

Oscar's Special 2024: Welcome to our annual Last Looks Oscars Special episodes, where I interview all 5 teams nominated for their outstanding work. This is the 96th annual Academy Awards, the awards will be held March 10th at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

Every team is asked the same set of questions but of course they all give very different answers, Every year the work is excellent and this year is n...

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February 25, 2024 45 mins

Oscar's Special 2024: Welcome to our annual Last Looks Oscars Special episodes, where I interview all 5 teams nominated for their outstanding work. This is the 96th annual Academy Awards, the awards will be held March 10th at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

Every team is asked the same set of questions but of course they all give very different answers, Every year the work is excellent and this year is n...

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February 25, 2024 54 mins

Oscar's Special 2024: Welcome to our annual Last Looks Oscars Special episodes, where I interview all 5 teams nominated for their outstanding work. This is the 96th annual Academy Awards, the awards will be held March 10th at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

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Minisode: Do you have a mentor? Do you need a mentor? Are you at that point in your career, where you have a lot of questions about how it all works?  Well what I am chatting about on this minisode today, may be of interest to you, yes, I am talking to you!

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February 19, 2024 40 mins

Bonus Episode: Trainee on Trainee, Guest host Gabbi Opperman chats to fellow trainee Michelle Hardwick about their life and experiences as trainees in the film industry in the UK.

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