Makeup and Costume
Jiayi Li began to study painting and sketching skills at five years old.
These skills helped him to start a Degree course in creature design at the age of twenty when he studied on the FDA make-up course at The Arts University College at Bournemouth in 2010. He has produced historical hairdressing, stage make up, and special effect makeup working on several filming projects and fashion photo shoots.
He is also experience with using Photoshop and Zbrush.
Jiayi has graduated as an VFX makeup artist with sculpting, model making and fibre glassing skills from the Arts University Bournemouth.
Jiayi Li is credited as joint creator for Abjection, designer of the armoured suit and makeup concepts for this film pilot. He was responsible for the Helmet design, which was influenced in part by his interest in Anime art.
“Abjection” body suit is one part of Jiayi major BA make-up work. The aim of the unit is to provide the opportunity to challenge the limits of his personal makeup and making skills, as well as his design and character development skills. Also to increase his make-up transformation knowledge through experimentation.
Currently he is working as an employee for Cinemorph Special Effects workshop in Beijing.
Tanya Marie is a 23 year old Textiles Artist, Costumier and Workshop Teacher located in Bournemouth, Dorset. She graduated from The Arts University Bournemouth with a BA (Hon’s) in Costume with Performance Design where she undertook an extensive course of studies including historical costume, textiles techniques and costume for stage and screen. Throughout her degree Tanya Marie taught workshops in crochet, knitting and textural elements. Her favorite workshop to date was teaching crochet tea party items such as swiss rolls and cakes, which could be turned into key rings, soft, play sets and dangle bookmarks. Balloons for Children Disability group noticed her way of including everyone in all workshops and asked her to stay on as a disabilities teacher. Tanya Marie still runs workshops all over the south coast and loves to see others creativity and visions emerge.
Tanya Marie’s love of sewing and crafts came from her mother who always made sure she has a fully stocked sewing kit and from a young age she has never been far from a needle and thread. Her first costume was a flower fairy from A Midsummer Nights Dream and from this project she continued onto making an elfin dress and several dance costumes. Throughout her GCSE’s and A Levels she was constantly making one outfit or another and her final costumes, two dresses inspired from the book ‘Of Bees and Mist’, gained her second place in the Bookrooms inspiration competition, alongside second place in the costume in nature competition. It was these awards that prompted her to continue down the path of costume and apply to the BA (Hon’s) program.
She was welcomed by the crew to help finalise the “Abjection” body suit which consisted of attaching several pieces of armour to the base costume and working to a very quick deadline.
Currently she is working as a Workshop Leader in Fashion and Costume for disabled students as well as a Trainee Teacher on the Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset SCITT Program.
Jenna Barron is a Makeup artist specialising in SFX and Prosthetic Makeup design, creation and application. She has experience in makeup for film, fashion, photography and theatre. Graduated from the Arts University of Bournemouth. Since graduation June 2014 Jenna has been working on horror films ‘Skulls’ and ‘Transhuman’ directed by Nick Winters.
Website – Jenna Baron