Brian Kinney

Brian Kinney

Course leader Brian Kinney is a primetime Emmy-nominated makeup artist and a Journeyman in IATSE Hollywood Local 706 Make-up Artists and Hairstylists Guild, where he serves as Makeup Craft President and Executive Board Member. Since training at the Delamar Academy in London, England, Brian has worked professionally for almost 20 years on set, in FX labs, and as a teacher in classrooms across North America and Europe, making his contribution in film, television, theater, and print. His work can be seen regularly in feature films and television shows, such as Game of Thrones, the Walking Dead, Westworld, the Hunger Games series and CSI. 

Brian founded his company, Full Slap FX, to serve production needs and provide innovations and tools for fellow professional makeup artists. This includes the Hurt Box line, a popular series of portable silicone molds for appliance casting on the go and in the field. 

All of our course leaders at CMS share a passion to enlighten younger crew coming up behind them. They love to pass on their huge knowledge and expertise that only years of experience can bring. Most importantly in this way crew receive highly professional training targeted to their greatest point of need.