We are proud to announce that the August 2012 winners of the Makeup Design Achievement Award are Jackie Hopson, Rose Pudzis, Toryn Reed, and Randa Yoshida!
Each Makeup Design for Film & Television graduating class recognizes one student for their outstanding work throughout their year at VFS. In this particular class, four students were worthy of the award!
Says Jackie Hopson, “Throughout my year at VFS, I tried my hardest in any and every aspect of the program. Keeping my standards high in the quality of work I produce has always been important to me but being commended for it by others, especially by those who I look up to, is even better! I knew about the award but I honestly didn’t think I would be the one to receive it. The idea of winning seemed out of reach and a little unrealistic to me, but I think that mindset helped me to just stay focused on consistently producing the best work that I could. When my name was called I was a little shocked but instantly proud of what I had accomplished when I got to hold the award in my hands.”
“I was separated from loved ones by thousands of miles. I was surrounded by amazing talent; so, to have earned this title is a great honour,” said Rose Pudzis. “Hard work, sacrifice, perseverance, and glue covered fingers pays off!”
“Ever since I saw the portfolios of previous Achievement Award winners on the VFS website, it became my dream to attend VFS and come out with a similarly strong portfolio,” shared Toryn Reed. “My classmates are all so talented – I’m really proud that our class had four winners! I feel so honoured that I am one of them.”
“Winning the Achievement Award meant so much to me, more than I think anybody realized,” said Randa Yoshida. “I knew before I started the program that this award was given out, so I set my sights high and decided that this would be my ultimate goal for the year. With the level of skill and creativity being so exceptional in my class, it really motivated me to produce work I can say that I am very proud of. This award pushed me very hard but thankfully I had the best support team ever of my family and friends. I was ecstatic when after this incredible year, I heard my name called for the award. I did it! Now time for my next goal… An Oscar perhaps?”
Head of Department Stan Edmonds presented the awards at a recent graduation ceremony. These four women will receive a personal reference letter from Stan and a prize pack that includes top-of-the-line makeup products.
Check out their award-winning portfolios: