Ve Neill


Meet Ve Neill


One of the most renowned Makeup Artists in the motion picture business, VE NEILL has set many standards of excellence in the makeup field. Over the course of her thirty-year career, Neill has won three Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards, two Saturn Awards, a BAFTA Award, Local 706 Best Character Makep Award and the first Artist to be awarded Hollywood Foreign Press "Makeup Artist of the Year"Award.

From her early career as a rock 'n roll stylist, Neill began to develop her skills as a designer and makeup artist. Specializing in concept, design and execution, Neill entered the film industry and discovered a talent for extreme fantasy makeup. These unique skills put her at the forefront of the early 80's film extravaganzas.

Neill created space travelers for the first "Star Trek" film and for the hit comedy "Galaxy Quest", rock ' n roll vampires for Joel Schumacher's "The Lost Boys" and visions of the Afterlife for Tim Burton's wacky comedy "Beetlejuice." In addition, she turned Johnny Depp into a scissors wielding anti-hero for "Edward Scissorhands."

Throughout her career Neill has worked with many of Hollywood's brightest stars, including Jack Nicholson, Keira Knightly, Julia Roberts, Danny DeVito, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Johnny Depp. This is a small part of the all-star list of clientele who enjoy the touch of Neill's magical brush.


Seminars by Ve Neill


  • VN#1: In Studio Department Heading



VN#1 Outline: In Studio Department Heading Purchase Now
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Running Time: (30 min / 13 sec)


  1. Introduction to Ve Neil
  2. Protocol for Department Heading
  3. Script Break Down
  4. Continuity Break Down
  5. Film Requirements
  6. Defining Characters
  7. Collaborating with Other Departments
  8. Budgeting
  9. Hiring For Your Department
  10. Organizing your Department
  11. Make-Up Design for non- Prosthetic
  12. Make-Up Design for Prosthetic