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#1 alfredoparra

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 12:05 PM

im shooting a short film and my cast are mostly african american, some scenes are dim, whats the best way to light with out under exposing my actors? I have a 4 point light set, I was thinking china balls or something but not sure?? any tips would be very helpful. Thank you!
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#2 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 12:15 PM

If it's an overall dark scene; I'd recommend eyelights and rim lights to help separate them from the background as well as show their eyes for emoting. This is specific to the feeling look of the film you're going for; of course.
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#3 alfredoparra

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 12:20 PM

very interesting! your good! im going to try this, thanks!
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#4 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 12:22 PM

Anytime. Good luck.
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#5 Serge Teulon

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 01:06 PM

I've also found in the past that colour helps with the dark skin tone.....be it cto or ctb its completely up to what is required.
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