Issue 019 June/July 1999
Behind the Scenes on Star Wars Episode 1:
Mr. Wizard, I am ready to come home now! Nick Dudman is the wizard of the Phantom Menace and he is ready to come home for a while. He should be, he has been jet setting around the world going from one film to another. That’s the downside to being one of the most sought after make-up artists in England. But with movies like, The 5th Element, The Mummy, and now Star Wars, he won’t be home for long. MA gets a behind-the-scenes look at the aliens Dudman created for Star Wars in this candid interview.
MA talks with make-up artist Paul Engelen about his experiences working as the chief make-up artist on Star Wars. Engelen created and applied sinister Darth Maul’s and kabuki-like Queen Amidala’s make-ups, among others, and worked closely with Nick Dudman to help create the look of the Star Wars creatures.
The Fashion World of Vincent Longo
Vincent Longo is one of the most sought after make-up artists in the fashion and print arena. His line of cosmetics is stealing the scene in high-end department stores like Barney’s New York and Bloomingdale’s. A native Australian, he also lived in Italy with his family before make-up work brought him to New York, where he has been for the past 10 years. Join MA as we talk with Longo about his early years as a make-up artist, his new line and his plans for the future.