If you’ve read my blog, you probably know my friend Sica made the dress worn by Barney Burman’s wife at the Academy Awards in 2010. Barney won for his work on Star Trek in Make-up FX. I was fortunately enough to meet Barney at the time and as a result have been in contact with him off and on since. In January 2011, Barney posted on Facebook he was looking for an intern. My older son Jayson was interested. A few weeks later he posted he was in need of help moving his shop. Jayson and I helped Barney begin the move process. It seems a number of people were interested in learning from Barney, but fewer were interested in helping him move. After helping with the move, Barney offered Jayson the opportunity to join him in the shop to help and learn. Even though it’s not a “paid” position, the opportunity provides so much more than a simple paycheck would. To learn from someone who is a third generation make-up artist, and an Academy Award winner, WOW!! My son is ‘loving it’ and learning so much. Each day he is exposed to a new process, technique or experience. I am thrilled he is able to have this experience and excited to see where it takes him. Kudos to my son, and a big thank you to Barney for the opportunity!!
A few examples of Barney's work. (I don't believe these are from Star Trek, but I could be wrong...watch the movie and you will see some great work!)