Hard core Team 7 fans have been following our own Once Upon A Time love story & “Fairytale couple” with a metal twist. Of course I am referring to Jeffrey Kaiser (Dopey) and Cayley Giene (Prosthetics/Make-Up). Fans were even treated to pics from the wedding on Twitter, after which the couple was nicknamed JELEY by fans. We are very excited to have this opportunity to interview them both for the Once Upon A Fan site.
Everyone wants to know how the two of you met
Cayley - We met right after both of us finished school, a mutual friend of ours had us both working on a 48hr film festival project (Bloodshots it's a really rad yearly film festival here where you have 48 hrs to write film and edit a 5-7 min short with a line of dialogue, prop, weapon and sub-genre that is randomly selected for you by the hosts of the festival)
Jeff- However, often they are terrible! And this one was.
Cayley - We kept in contact after that somewhat and ended up working on a few other short films and projects together and our relationship naturally flourished to what it is now.
Jeff - Best friends into husband and wife, couldn't have asked for anything more!... (Maybe a dragon and a Lamborghini or a Lamboragon!... or the infamous Dragorghini!).
Now we know what to get Jeff for Christmas, Oncers! A Dragorghini…available exclusively at your local Dragorghini retailer… lol Can you share a little about what a typical work day for each of you involves?
Cayley - It depends what "job" I am doing that day. If its straight make up, I get up, check my call sheet for my times and whatever information I may need. I get ready, pack my beauty kit and set bags with whatever I may need while I'm on set. If it is a new production, I stop at the AD trailer, pick up a start pack (all the forms, confidentiality, payment and rules etc), a call sheet, time sheet and sides. I go to the make-up trailer and ask my HOD (Head of Department) what I am doing that day. If I am doing beauty, there is always a key or 1st assistant around to ask. Sometimes I'm on set alone for prosthetics and the shop gives me reference or a make-up test reference of what it's supposed to look like, if it's a big application/designed look and a rundown of what is needed (if there is some sort of blood rigging or something extra involved).
Time management is always dependent on what you are doing. I've done 10 minute applications too, just all depends on the make-up requirements. I will do the make-up I am in charge of. If there is an HOD/Key, I get them to check it, then make changes if needed and take photos of my work. Then my actor will head to hair and wardrobe if they haven't seen them already.
We then head to the set with all my bags and chair in tow. We get there, they do rehearsals for camera and actors etc, then they usually do a lighting set up where I will sneak up to my actor and do the touches I need to and ask my actor if they need anything before they head back to set. . We do this tango until lunch, where we break for 30-60 minutes. I head back to the trailer, make sure I have enough stuff to last the rest of the night. There are times where I will have to take charge of more actors if my key has to go back to the trailer and work on things or do another make up or I may have to leave set to do another make up or remove a make-up etc. It all is dependent on the day.
I’ve had days where I'm on set for 8 hours and my actor has 7 make up changes in that 8 hr period and I have had days where I am on set for 17 hrs with one make up consistent all day. Once we wrap, I head back to the trailer and remove my actors make up, clean up my station and my kit and all my tools, finish my start packs, time sheets etc, then see if they have a call sheet for the next day (if I am in the next day). I then go home, shower and sleep.
Jeff - I get up looking awesome and go to bed being rad, and everything in between is just golden. Sometimes I wake up rad and awesome, then I have to go to the hospital.