Always getting the same look
Posted 17 May 2008 - 09:51 AM
Anywayz.......well the thing is i use sony pd 150 dv cams. I usually have five 1000 watt open face tungston lights. What i am talking about is that i always get the same boring look in the final out. I try to play with the camera angles, not the usual three camera interview. Its the always the same look, cross keying setup that goes quite flat. I try to use props and other things to make in interesting, but not that impressive.
What could have i done in order to make the interviews interesting.
I will try to post the stills of the some of the interviews, so you guyz can take a look.
Posted 18 May 2008 - 09:48 AM
Posted 18 May 2008 - 03:31 PM
Posted 19 May 2008 - 10:41 AM
put a dimmer on your practical and dim it down, cut your walls by hanging a cutter or a solid flag if you have the means, avoid leather furniture, try to shoot letter box if possible...this particular still you've posted has too much head room imo...take your camera back and zoom in to maintain a similar composition with less dof, use your nd filter/shutter speed to open up aperture, avoid showing feet they can be distracting...good luck
Posted 24 May 2008 - 10:06 AM
Kiarash Sadigh! good suggestions. The still that i posted above is one of the master. I tried to post close ups of this shoot, but this forum didnt allow me to post more than 100 kb. I will try to post more.
Should i always light the walls in a way that the characters in the foreground are brighter than the walls and the walls should always be less bright than the foreground characters. In a way to create the contrast.
Posted 25 May 2008 - 08:39 AM
A Wider one
All seems very flat, no contrast at all.