I know next to nothing about makeup. Which colors tend to look good on film? I'm a low budget filmmaker for now, so no way could I afford to hire a makeup artist.
That's a good idea. Alternatively, if you want, you could also check out some video tutorials on YouTube. There are makeup tutorials on almost any look imaginable. Good luckGenerally, they'll just need to apply heavier makeup than usual. When you go to recruit your actors and actresses, just make sure to let them know they're responsible for their own makeup. They should know what to do or at least have an idea about what works and what doesn't.
Very true. Such students usually have great ideas and the drive since they are eager to build a portfolio. If you let the actors and actresses handle their makeup, it should meet the required standards.You know you can always see if there are college students who are studying art, or similar thing, and ask them if they want to join a film project. Sometimes they wish to build their portfolio and want more practice.