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#1 lee

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Posted 31 May 2007 - 06:28 AM

I'm trying to capture a very difficult shot which involves a tear drop falling from the actor's face. The first shot I want is to track the tear drop coming out of the eye and then follow it down the actor's face. From the face I want to capture it free falling in the air in slow motion and then hitting a baseball card. From there I want to capture the tear rolling off the baseball card and free falling & hitting the ground in slow motion. This is not the hard part!

The lighting in the room is extremely dim and dark. The problem I'm having is seeing the actual tear because the room is so dim. How can I capture this tear shot in such a dim lighting setting? :blink:
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#2 Andres Pardo aka Gral Treegan

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 12:14 AM

HI!

why dont you make the tear in 3d?

bye!!
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#3 Nick Mulder

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 12:59 AM

forget about the camera and lighting for a minute or two and think about how you are going to get a drop of water to physically achieve what you want in the first place ...
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Posted 05 June 2007 - 02:44 AM

To do it without digital effects, you'll need to shoot it in high speed, which will require more light and a steady camera rig.

Get some lights...that's the solution to dealing with the dim room :)
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#5 Stuart McCammon

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 03:43 PM

Many people use glycerin for tears, because it is shinier and moves slower, I think it looks kind of fake, but there may be some glycerin mixture that will work for you - you will quite possibly also need more light and to overcrank.
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#6 James Steven Beverly

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 02:10 AM

Just use an eye dropper and cut between angles. B)
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