Eye light vs Catchlight
Posted 19 September 2006 - 01:17 PM
I use the term "catchlight" to mean a specular glint on the surface of the eyeball intended to make the eyes more lively.
With that distinction in mind, do you have any equipment and light placement suggestions and techniques to recommend in order to achieve a subtle, beautiful eye light on an actress in a period piece?
Posted 20 September 2006 - 10:46 PM
I use the term "eye light" to refer to a soft, diffuse slash of illumination that spills across the face from temple to temple and is meant to subtly enhance the general region of the face around the eyes.
You're kidding, right?
You answered your own question right there...
Edited by Christopher D. Keth, 20 September 2006 - 10:47 PM.
Posted 21 September 2006 - 02:16 AM
Posted 22 September 2006 - 11:52 AM
Posted 24 September 2006 - 04:12 PM
That bit can be created using a fresnel with everything from the barndoors, for a very soft effect, to flags at various distances, to control the sharpness of the edges, to a piece of foamcore with a custom cutout (essentially a cuculoris.)
Have fun out there.
Posted 30 September 2006 - 06:38 PM
yep, try tracking a moving character with it! for inspiration check out every frame of THE ADDAMS FAMILY that has angelica huston in it!