As we say goodbye to 2014 and hello to 2015, I just wanted to share with everyone what a year it’s been for us and the Academy.
This time last year I was working on one of the most anticipated films of 2015, AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, I spent the following 5 months working alongside some great artists on this movie. (And I managed to also work on the new re-telling of the fabled Peter Pan story called PAN in between working on the MARVEL Movie)
I Finished Avengers 2 at the beginning of May 2014 and had less than 2 weeks to move myself, my wife and my little dog up to Manchester to start our new exciting business, the Shaune Harrison Academy. For months prior to the move, my wife and I spent most weekends driving back and forth up and down the motorway to visit Manchester and look for potential Academy spaces.
Justyna had done an amazing job at organising the whole thing and eventually finding us this incredible building and location right next to Manchester’s Media City Complex.
We also managed to fit in doing our Witch Demo over at the UMAE (www.umae.co.uk) in London in April and to show everybody exactly what the Academy had to offer to students, the response was overwhelming and positive.
Our whole Philosophy with the Academy is to teach the next generation of Prosthetic make up artists how to achieve their dreams, our classes are small so everyone gets that ‘one to one’ feeling and to not feel lost in a large class.
In July we worked alongside the great PS Composites (www.ps-composites.com) guys and girls at the London based IMATS make up show (www.imats.net) were we made a good impression with our Zombie character.
The support we’ve had since moving up to Manchester has been incredible, we’ve met some amazing people and companies. The quality of our students has impressed us so much with their ambition and drive.
In October we hit the Halloween season and this was just crazy, we were working on a massive music/Halloween event in Manchester were our students made up over 30 silicone zombie characters for VEVO.
Our Academy has been in Popular magazines, newspapers, TV, Radio and numerous Sci-Fi and horror conventions. (http://shauneharrisonacademy.com/Home/Press).
We rounded the year off with our 6 week Prosthetics course which was a great success.
So once again thank you to everyone who has supported the Academy over the past 12 months and here’s to an exciting future…
See you all in 2015.