Lighting Black People
Posted 04 May 2010 - 07:06 PM
So, I was curious if you guys had any tips/tricks on how to approach lighting black models and actors. I've heard of one technique, which is to add CTbrown gels to the lights, which hide the prevalent pores, but there again, I haven't tested this approach. This is my second time filming black people, and I want to make sure that I'm covering all my bases.
Any help is much appreciated
Posted 04 May 2010 - 11:21 PM
Posted 04 May 2010 - 11:36 PM
Posted 10 May 2010 - 09:27 AM
I think, they cover it in detail in one of The ASC mags.
Posted 11 May 2010 - 09:00 AM
"...infused most of the sets with dark, warm colors. The result: the color in the sets and on the lights is often very similar to the skin tones of the African-American cast. "This makes for something of a monochromatic look," says Doering-Powell. "We approach it almost like lighting for black and white in that the contrast comes from the lighting itself rather than from using different colors.
[Gaffer/chief lighting technician] Erik Messerschmidt and I try to use light to add separation as much as we can. I don't want the 'studio lit' back/cross/key effect, but we will use more back light and more lighting contrast to make the actors stand out."