getting that mystical glow on one character
Posted 11 December 2005 - 01:39 PM
I'm kinda thinking like the look on they had on Touched By an Angel, where the one angel was always unreaslisticly illuminated. The outline of her hair was really bright white, just made her stand out from everything, with this mystical look.
Where can i positon different lights to get this effect on this one character.
Posted 12 December 2005 - 09:34 AM
Posted 12 December 2005 - 10:53 AM
Posted 12 December 2005 - 02:52 PM
Posted 12 December 2005 - 05:04 PM
Be careful to frame out/move anything thats white. you only want the halation around the angel. dont overexpose too much for video (I assume you have a prosumer version camera, please correct me if thats wrong)so watch the backlighting.
Since he wants "EXTREMELY BRIGHT" some clipping in video with the backlight is unavoidable to create the burned-out effect.
Posted 18 December 2005 - 07:26 PM
In the old days, when they wanted an actress to glow, the DP would put a little smear of Vaseline on the lens. See almost any movie with Barbara Stanwyck and you'll see the effect. Today, of course, we use SoftFX and Skin Tone Enhancer filters in front of the glass.
Posted 19 December 2005 - 06:17 PM
That was shot on a Varicam "H" so no halation effects possible as Mr. Mullins notes. Use that front light with some of the hair/back lights suggested by others and you should arrive at a really nice look.
Edited by Michael Morlan, 19 December 2005 - 06:18 PM.
Posted 19 December 2005 - 11:35 PM
That was shot on a Varicam "H" so no halation effects possible as Mr. Mullins notes.
What do you mean by this statement? Why CAN'T you get halation with the "H" Varicams?
Posted 20 December 2005 - 02:41 AM