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#1 kelvin keehoe

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 06:55 PM

Can you tell me or advice me how can archive the best results shooting hair and beauty? What is the best way to light hair? How about the exposure for hair and face? what are the film stock you advice to use? Is there anything else I should know about before I start shooting this type of Tvc? Thank you in advance for the advice.
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#2 Ram Shani

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 01:53 AM

light hair need big source to reflect on the hair

you have to be careful not to "block" the color

to light a face there are endless options depend what is the mood, what is the structure of the face.
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Posted 30 July 2008 - 06:20 AM

Thank you Mr Ram. To get the highlight, which direction should the light coming from? which is better, direct strong light or strong soft light?
And how do I know there is enough highlight or too much. How can I get the correct exposure?

What I mean by lighting face is about beauty. Sorry I did not describe it in detail. What if I would to light the model in beauty shot.
What is the filters or gels that you think I can use to get the nice soft lighting.
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Posted 31 July 2008 - 07:18 AM

to get the high light i would use big soft source
it should come with the reflection angel to the camera
you look with your eyes and see if you see details colors
you can check with the spot meter.

today most of beauty shoot done with big soft frontal light
or ring light or you can take 4 4bank kino and built box light and put the cam inside

you can use: soft fx, glimmer, promist white or black you can go with behind the lens net

i would overexposed the face like 1/2 stop over

and don't forget the post work you can do with color correct and after effect
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#5 Serge Teulon

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 07:30 AM

Addind to Ram's reply....dependent on age make sure that face is never brighter than background. Have a reflective source from underneath and don't be afraid to use negative fill to accentuate the bone structure.

A good post for you to look at is Adam Frisch's when he shot the Girls Aloud video.....I believe if you search it via "Girls Aloud" that you'll find it.
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Posted 31 July 2008 - 11:14 PM

The others probably said this, cause I'm just too lazy to read them; but for beauty, you need to use soft light a lot, except not too much. Then you should light the hair with a string backlight, but remember not to put the backlight up too high either, because to get the hair to glow, you need to have the light level with it.
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Posted 06 August 2008 - 06:29 AM

Thank you so much for the advices. I should start doing these method soon. I have 2 music video shoot coming this month,
so I guess I can try to do some beauty shot there. If the board and story allowed.
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