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#1 Ashley Barron

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Posted 31 August 2009 - 10:50 PM

Hi there,

I'm going to be shooting an all exterior drama with an African-American male and a Caucasian female.

Does anyone have any advice, tricks, tips in balancing out the different skin colors along with the the other exteriors surrounding them?

Any refrences to films, online resources, interviews etc. would be highly appreciated.

Cheers,
Ash.
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#2 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 31 August 2009 - 10:54 PM

Depends on your medium as well as the skin tone; there are so many gradations, but the best bet for an EXT would be to try to get between them, let the Caucasian got +1 stop and the darker tone -1 stop. So that means either taking light away from the white person, or adding more to the black. Personally I treat them individually, don't over-expose you're African American tone, though, I personally think it looks "bad," as you loose a lot of the color which is very nice, I find, in darker skin-tones.
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#3 Ashley Barron

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Posted 31 August 2009 - 11:12 PM

[quote name='Adrian Sierkowski' date='Sep 1 2009, 11:54 AM' post='298155']
Depends on your medium as well as the skin tone;

Thanks for that Adrian.

I will be shooting on a Sony DSR 450..what factors should I consider in that (apart from the lower latitude)?
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