How to make soft looking skin for video recording.


wyboo

New Member
Jun 5, 2008
15
0
0
31
#1
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
 

Rashkae

Senior Member
Nov 28, 2005
19,105
12
0
#2
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.
 

spidey89

Moderator
Staff member
Jun 6, 2007
8,156
12
38
South Western Singapore
#3
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
 

jaegersing

Deregistered
Jan 4, 2007
1,481
0
0
#4
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
 

jaegersing

Deregistered
Jan 4, 2007
1,481
0
0
#5
And of course there's the old vaseline on the lens trick, if you dare to try it.
 

Dream Merchant

Moderator
Staff member
Jan 11, 2007
9,660
6
38
#6
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'.
 

eleveninth

Senior Member
Jan 17, 2006
6,217
2
38
#7
this is like the 3rd thread on this video.
 

Top Bottom