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    Default How to make soft looking skin for video recording.

    Shot this on my new 7D with 50mm 1.8f and Sigma 17-70mm.
    Its my first try in video work.
    We used 2 studio lights, just the modeling light.
    Camera set to overexpose to cover up the flaws of the skin. However, everything look washout.

    This is a school project, tts a video for Health promotion Board, HPB, Be positive campaign, based on the smiling, to makes people happy and creates a positive attitude.

    Please view and share,
    Please comment for improvement.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLoMduR0zhw

    Thanks all

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    If you set to overexpose, of COURSE it will look washed out. That's a result of overexposing.

    If you want the skin to look smooth, put effort into make-up.
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    Default Re: How to make soft looking skin for video recording.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    If you set to overexpose, of COURSE it will look washed out. That's a result of overexposing.

    If you want the skin to look smooth, put effort into make-up.
    Agrreed, not a pro in videography, but probably the only way to get soft looking skin is makeup
    A wise man said, "Any available light is good light"

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    Default Re: How to make soft looking skin for video recording.

    Apart from taking care with the lighting, you can also use on-camera filters to smooth out skin blemishes. This page describes the uses of the various Tiffen filters, some are designed mainly to flatter skin textures.

    http://www.tiffen.com/filters.htm

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    And of course there's the old vaseline on the lens trick, if you dare to try it.

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    First basic is the base foundational skin.

    Second is competent make-up.

    Next is competent lighting set-ups.

    Then comes the 'after-effects' filters in cinematography ... or even tons of post.

    If done in post, without all the proper foundations, it might end up looking really gimmicky and 'OTT'.

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    this is like the 3rd thread on this video.

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    More fill-in light and good make-up.

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