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#1 Mark Pagan

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Posted 05 November 2008 - 11:29 PM

I'm shooting a promo video for a belly dancer on a Canon A1 on HD (probably on 24p). She's going to be dancing in front of a 12 foot backdrop. Any suggestions on flattering lighting scenarios for dancers? I was planning on keeping it soft, but any suggestions would be helpful.
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#2 Chris Keth

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Posted 06 November 2008 - 02:34 AM

Personally, I would go pretty soft but try to keep good contrast in it. I would do something like something through an 8x on one side and solids on the other side for neg fill. Fill from the front with a kino through some diff (to make a nicer catchlight in the eye) as needed.
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