Lighting for different skins
Posted 24 July 2008 - 01:24 AM
Is it possible, excluding the work of the Production Designer, to use light in a manner so to make her appear with a lighter skin tone. not heavely change it but merely light it in a manner as to give her a lighter complextion? Or is re-casting the best option?
Moreover, are there any good tips on shooting dark and light skined actors together outside at night. (On a farm) In terms of Exposure?
Posted 24 July 2008 - 01:38 AM
The trick comes when the difference between light and dark skintones becomes too much for the film to comfortably handle while looking natural. In these situations, you must get creative in finding ways to light your actors separately. You might net a key down in a way that it only affects the lighter person. You may use separate fixtures altogether and blend them together so it looks like one source, except one with a gradation in intensity.
Those are a couple of basic steps you might take. Options are essentially infinite and need to be tailored to your setup. I'm afraid I can't tell you much more. It's just a matter of thinking through possible solutions and choosing the best one.
Posted 25 July 2008 - 05:40 PM
Posted 25 July 2008 - 05:48 PM
Edited by Adrian Sierkowski, 25 July 2008 - 05:49 PM.
Posted 25 July 2008 - 08:27 PM
Posted 26 July 2008 - 01:42 AM
or you can use net's to cut the light from the light skin actor