Dark Skin tones in Low Light...
Posted 16 June 2006 - 07:09 PM
I am shooting a music video this weekend (Canon HD100) and the main character is Black or African American or not Irish (however you want to put it)
The majority of the scenes take place in a very dark room where lighting will be minimal. I'm worried about shooting a dark skin tone in this situation...I want to make sure that he stands out without adding too much extra light. Is it as simple as a backlight?!?
A lot of the time he will just be lit with just a spot light and other times the background will be revealed which is mostly dark wood paneling and a few scantily clad women. (what's a music video without them, right?)
I would love some tips or any recommendations you might have.
Thanks in advance,
Posted 16 June 2006 - 07:32 PM
Yes, some backlight or a kicker helps separate dark hair from a dark background.
Posted 16 June 2006 - 08:55 PM
David seems to have used that principle a bit in Akeelah and the Bee as you can see here on the girl's left cheek (frame right):
Posted 20 June 2006 - 02:25 AM