Dee has been working in film and fashion photography makeup in San Francisco for since 2008. She began training in theatrical makeup in 2001 and has been playing and working with high pigment, high impact makeup since!
For film and theatre, Dee works primarily with Ben Nye, Kryolan, and Derma Blend products, which can be purchased at RetroFit 910 Valencia St SF CA.
Film and Special Effects makeup,
Drag makeup, Costumes, and Props,
Fashion Photography and Glamor makeup
I recently had the chance to work with Dee Leitner and I can't praise her enough. I was working on a very no-budget short film and needed a makeup / wardrobe / art person who was highly creative, on the ball, and needed very little supervision. Dee fit the bill in every way. Though the shooting schedule was erratic, Dee showed up every single day - the only crew member to do so - and was always smiling, always ready to go, and always willing to jump in to whatever crew role I needed her to play that day.
My shoot involved some tricky makeup and wardrobe requirements but Dee seems to thrive on challenge. For an elf character, she not only handled the prosthetic ears beautifully, but on the fly she created accessories and even a crown from random twigs and plants foraged from a garden. In another situation, when the director (me) was entirely unprepared with wardrobe, Dee scrounged through discarded clothes in a lost and found pile and somehow put together the perfect outfit for a very large medieval peasant pimp. I was truly amazed.
I would eagerly work with Dee again and wholeheartedly recommend her to any production company lucky enough to nab her.