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My name is Branimir Nikolic, (48) -known in the field as Barney! I moved to Germany in 1970 from my home country of Croatia (former Yugoslavia.)
I am fluent in German, Serbo-Croatian and English.
After qualifying as a hairdresser in 1975, I pursued a career as a make-up artist and in 1984 was awarded a two year apprenticeship as a make-up artist student with the Hagen Opera, Germany (Städtische Bühnen Hagen) under the direction of Harald Klute.

Following successful qualification (recognized by the German Stage Association,)
I continued my career in Hagen, being appointed principal make-up artist in 1987.
Further contracts followed in Germany with the State Theatre, Hanover (Niedersächsische Staatstheater, Hannover) commencing 1988. In 1994 I acted as production manager of the make-up dept. before being appointed Department Head in 1999.

I held this position for three years before moving to Berlin, where in Sept. 2003 I was able found my company, “Barney’s FX Make-up Berlin.” I take great pleasure in passing on my knowledge and acquired skills to eager make-up students and fellow colleagues and feel I have been very successful in doing so!

During my career at the State Theatre, Hanover I was responsible for the make-up artistry tuition within the department. Since 1994 I have lectured regularly at the international make-up seminars held in Cologne, Germany and am a senior member of the adjoining board of examiners; the exams themselves and consequent qualification being recognized by the German Stage Association.

From Jan.-Oct.2001 I was invited by the “Federal Institute for Careers Structure” to assist as a senior advisor with the compilation of a national schooling curriculum for make-up artist students. Today I hold lectures on special FX make-up, including practical participation in conjunction with leading make-up manufacturers and am a regular guest tutor at the make-up artists’ school “Brushstroke” at the Shepperton Studios, London.


Examples of my credits are set out below.
FILM CREDITS:

Title
Willy und die Windsor ’s
80 Days Around the World
Anti Körper
Blood Rayne

Director/Producer
Hape Kerkeling
Franc Coraci
Christian Alvart
Uwe Boll

Job title
Make-up artist
Make-up & hair
SFX Make-up
SFX Make-up

TV CREDITS:

Title
Die Cleveren
Herzschlag
Frankenstein
Siebenstein
Verliebt in Berlin

Director/Producer
SAT1
RTL
Hans-Henning Borgelt
Arend Agthe
Hans-Henning Borgelt

Job title
SFX Make-up
SFX Make-up
SFX Make-up
SFX Make-up
SFX Make-up

THEATRE CREDITS:

Special make-up FX and the completion of various masks for leading theatres in Lyon, Antwerp ,
Strasbourg , Lisbon and Hamburg .

EVENTS :

The completion of a full head mask worn by Rudi Schenker for the “Scorpions´” U.S. tour 2002.

VIDEO CLIPS:

Rammstein “Keine Lust”                       SFX Make-up ( fat prosthetics)