Taylor Darcy

Production Manager, Creative Producer,
& Director

Taylor Darcy graduated with a BFA in digital cinema in 2012. After living in Marquette since birth, she moved to Chicago shortly after graduation. Her first job involved working on wedding videos for a local shop. It didn’t take long for her to realize that she and the wedding biz weren’t compatible, and a divorce was in order.

Soon after, Taylor joined p3 mediaworks, a Chicago-based, full-service video production company that leverages creativity, knowledge, and craft to tell stories with impact for clients across the world as well as in our own backyard.

Crane - jib shot from onsite of "Convergence"
Crane – jib shot from onsite of “Convergence”

Taylor began editing at p3, but her passion and skill set did not lie there. ­Beginning as a production assistant on set, she’s ascended to production manager, creative producer, and director. She books crew, gear, and travel; casts talent; and fulfills all logistics for travel and local gigs.

Taylor working on set
Taylor working on set

At p3 mediaworks the creative producer/director works on projects that are very different from one another. Taylor has been involved in the production of a pilot, web series, nonprofit narratives, promotional videos, and corporate/industrial shoots. She works not only with talented folks within the industry but also with amazing clients all over the U.S.

Producing/Interviewing Employee for Recruitment video
Producing/Interviewing Employee for Recruitment video
Cineaspace Studios, project "Stage Four" Directed by Wendy Roderweiss
Cineaspace Studios, project “Stage Four” Directed by Wendy Roderweiss

After focusing on her production career for two and a half years, Taylor felt it was time for another challenge and decided to concentrate on her love of all things makeup. At Make Up First School of Makeup Artistry, she has studied everything from the basics to runway, prosthetics, and advanced blood, guts, and gore. In building her career as a makeup artist, she’s already gathered experience in doing makeup for runway, commercial, editorial, and narrative.

Applying makeup on Christian Stolte for a short narrative "Volition"
Applying makeup on Christian Stolte for a short narrative “Volition”
Prosthetic Makeup Application
Prosthetic Makeup Application

In the next few years, Taylor plans to further both her video production and makeup careers in Chicago, gaining knowledge and experience.

p3 mediaworks

Make Up First School of Makeup Artistry

Digital Cinema at Northern Michigan University