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#1 Ashley Barron

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 12:52 AM

Hello to all,

I remember hearing that the lighting designers on the Oprah Winfrey Show had some specific light and gel combinations and effects to achieve that flat, 'beauty'/'flawless' look on Oprah and her guests..

Does anyone know what they actually do?

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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Ashley.
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#2 Ashley Barron

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 09:37 PM

Nobody knows??
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#3 Tom Jensen

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 11:49 PM

Nobody knows??

Not a lot of Oprah watchers amongst us. I would imagine they just use a lot of light coming from an overhead grid. Plus when I watch Oprah, I'm not looking at the light. I'm too involved in the story.
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#4 JD Hartman

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 01:18 PM

You might get the answer by writing to the production company responsible, specifically the DP or Gaffer. I doubt that they had anything "special" concocted. More likely influenced by the typical factors: fixture chosen, wattages, fixture location, distance, angle, gels, skin tone, makeup, variables introduced by furniture and other set pieces, etc. In addition, being a studio set, they have ample time to fine tune the look, probably with an Oprah stand-in.
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