Help shooting silhouettes to hide identity
Posted 11 October 2007 - 10:24 AM
I'm in Nepal working on a documentary and we have to shoot several interviews where we can not show the subjects face. I'm trying to think of a creative ways to do an interesting silhouette. I've got a couple of tota lights and two 1x1 light panels to work with. Does anyone have any good suggestions or examples.
Posted 11 October 2007 - 10:30 AM
Another option for creativities sake is to create a shadow of your subject and shoot the shadow (on the background). That gives you the shape of the person without ever really aiming the camera at him.
Posted 11 October 2007 - 12:57 PM
I was watching the documentary "The Bridge" last week, and they had an interview with a friend of one of the bridge jumpers that was lit so all you could see was her silhouette. They dissolved from her interview to a bright and foggy shot of the bridge, and during the dissolve you could clearly see her face.
Posted 11 October 2007 - 08:47 PM