DREAM OUT LOUD: CELEBRATING THE ARTISTRY OF KAZUHIRO TSUJI

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Make-Up Designory kicked off the 39th International Makeup Artists Trade Show in a huge way, unveiling the latest works of Kazuhiro Tsuji. If you’re not familiar with the name, you’re definitely familiar with his work, which has been part of award-winning films such as Planet of the Apes, and the unforgettable characters from How The Grinch Stole Christmas.

Held at the Pasadena Convention Center, the trade show’s Pro Night turned into an amazing evening for over 1,000 guests. A short documentary film, “Dream Out Loud,” directed by Deverill Weekes and Juliet Landau, Miss Juliet Productions, gave a touching insight into the story behind the artist. The 20-minute film showcased over 50 hours of footage depicting Tsuji at work on his creation, interviews, and an intimate look at how he grew from a dreamer to a full blown artist who makes other artists marvel at his work.

Photo Credit: Scott Sebring
Photo Credit: Scott Sebring

Shortly after the documentary, guests were escorted in to get an up close and personal view of the finished product of his latest work, an Abraham Lincoln bust. The realness of the Lincoln bust seemed to come alive the closer you were to it and once again, guests marveled at the works of the humble artist that could only express how much he loves what he does for a living.

The event was hosted by the industry leaders in make-up artistry, Make-Up Designory (MUD) and Make-up Artist magazine. While MUD campuses, located in Los Angeles and New York, provide education in the craft of make-up artistry, Make-up Artist Magazine gives artists the latest in industry news and holds one of the most noted make-up trade shows in the US, Canada, Australia, and England.

When it comes to making a grand introduction, the Dream Out Loud event definitely brought to life the remarkable exuberance of fine arts to a new level.

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