Anthony Veilleux www.allvisual.ca
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......at the age of fifteen, after moving from Montreal, Quebec to Winnipeg, Manitoba, I had the great fortune to study theatre, television and film Make-up with the head of CBC Manitoba, Phil Benson. In the decades since I have continued to thoroughly enjoy the excitement and challenges of working with all the wonderfully creative people that it takes to bring all those memorable characters to the stage and screen.
For the past ten years I have been making a living as a full time Tattoo artist and designer at the Blue Dragon Tattoo studio in London, Ontario. Making time to be the Lead figure sculptor for G-Force Models in Acton, Ontario as well as sculpting figure prototypes for Polydata Resources (D-Boy) in Toronto, Ontario and NightMare Collectibles in Port Huron, Michigan. I have been painting and designing images for my own pleasure since learning how and have had the pleasure of a few showings of my work at local restaurants, hair salons, galleries and theatres in the area.
In recent years I have had the great joy of working on quite a number of wonderful, small and ambitious video productions (wearing a number of different hats) and high school theatre productions, I have in all cases been the key artist in charge of designing and training crews..... some of the high points for me have been.......Producing, directing and co-editing two ground breaking thirty second television commercials for Blue Dragon Tattoo. Working with The Medical Council of Canada designing and applying casualty simulation for final year medical student exams. CFPL Television designing and creating make-up for a Halloween Special shot in and around Toronto featuring Joe Flaherty as Count Floyd. Paul Jones FX out of Toronto working as a sculptor and fabricator with the seasoned crew of the feature film"Ginger Snaps". Carrol & Carrol Photography creating unusual make-ups and props for medical, before and after acne cases and agricultural print ads creating fake tattoos of wheat and prop seeds. Lockwood Films doing straight and aging make-up for various corporate training videos and television ads. Theatre Nemesis designing and applying prosthetic make-up and creating unusual props of "Half " a play about a young girl dragged half a mile on half her face and going out on her first date half a year later. Theatre Soup stage managing, operating lights and sound, promotional photography and poster design for Chelsea and Boggs a 70 cop show spoof complete with on stage car chases and drugged out hallucinations. Three Black Ring Theatre Co. designing and applying numerous character make-ups , promotional photography and poster design for "Creatures" a Halloween show where my duties which stared with two cast members and grew to include most of the cast and included more quick changes than anyone thought possible. University of Western Ontario Summer Shakespeare designing the Make-up and training the make-up artist for Richard III. Ausable Theatre designing and applying Make-up for Robertson Davies' "King Phoenix" creating subtle and not so subtle aging make-up and hand laying beards as well as the progressive death by poisoning of one of the leads . London Musical Theatre designing and applying make-up as well as training a team of artists for Gilbert and Sullivans' "The Pirates of Penzance"with a cast of over thirty performers, again starting with handful of complicated looks and by the first show having doubled the amount of characters wanting to have scars and hairwork. My most ambitious effort yet has been as designer, co-director, co-producer, props maker and make-up artist as well as back stage manager for a Theatre Nemesis production of Clive Barkers' "History of the Devil (scenes from a pretended life)" where I became more involved with the entire production of a play than I had ever hoped to, after a brief break I was contacted by Forest City Films where I was again designing and creating props, effects and make-up, for "Home" a feature film shot locally with a smaller budget but great hopes, during this time I also had the opportunity to create the look of a miner case of leprosy through the use of subtle prosthetics and make-up for The University of Western Ontario's Practice Patient Program. shortly after I worked again with Theatre Nemesis on "Washing Away Wrongs" where I was called on to create some subtle ghost like make-ups and some simple blood effects as well and the legs and arm of a drowned corpse, I can only hope the list will continue to grow as my wonderful learning experiences do.
I have had a very diverse employment history having worked in retail sales, food service, general labor, construction, renovations, restorations and local cable television production. I've gained experience serving the public, shipping and receiving, stock taking, demolition, concrete framing and pouring, carpentry, drywall, painting and minor electrical and plumbing, molding and casting. I have proven myself to be very reliable, cheerful, good natured. I look forward to the excitement of new and creative opportunities and experiences.