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#1 Mei Lewis

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 09:32 AM

I couldn't find a thread about this show so I thought I'd start one.

I don't watch much TV and I'm not teenage vampire lover but I've quite gotten into it recently. The story is often funny and intriguing and

it's good light entertainment.


There's a fair bit of technical detail here from the cinematographer for the first season
http://www.trueblood...-on-true-blood/

I like the way the show looks but it's maybe a bit too uniform and soft. I had assumed it was digital before reading the link above, because

it has a modern slick, clean look. I guess the way it's lit and shot then posted has more effect than the capture medium at this point.


I find it funny how all the women seem to be perfectly backlit wherever they happen to be in a forest! A lot of scenes are quite low key lit

but with very nice catchlights.

What do you all think?
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#2 Mei Lewis

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 09:37 AM

The way the character Tara's skin looks in almost every scene is really notable.
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I guess it's a combination of makeup lighting etc. and how she actually looks.
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Posted 16 October 2011 - 10:05 AM

I like the title sequece better though, which is shot in a completely different style:

http://www.artofthet.../21/true-blood/
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#4 Brian Hulnick

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 09:44 AM

A great show and it looks gorgeous in Hi-Def. Will begin to re-watch it thru my projector probably next week or so.
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Posted 26 October 2011 - 09:34 AM

The way the character Tara's skin looks in almost every scene is really notable.
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I guess it's a combination of makeup lighting etc. and how she actually looks.


She does have amazing skin. I noticed that too.
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#6 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 09:41 AM

On a related note, and at risk of derailing the thread, due to some late-night rendering sessions I've been subjecting myself to an unconscionable amount of something called The Vampire Diaries. Wow, there really is an almost inexhaustible amount of this stuff, isn't there?

I can't imagine why I find it so strangely difficult to dismiss:

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#7 Markshaw

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 04:55 AM

I'd volunteer my jugular for any of those hotties.
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#8 Brian Hulnick

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 05:20 AM

At the very least.
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Posted 14 November 2011 - 09:02 AM

I hear the series is pretty crap, compared to True Blood. Is this true?
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#10 Brian Hulnick

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 09:49 AM

More like Twilight than True Blood.
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Posted 10 January 2012 - 08:16 PM

Interestingly, I've done three seasons of true blood, and the key grip from Vampire Diaries is renting my house.
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#12 Brian Hulnick

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 09:10 AM

The way the character Tara's skin looks in almost every scene is really notable.
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I guess it's a combination of makeup lighting etc. and how she actually looks.



I was watching it on Blu-ray recently and the character Tara's skin looks almost too good, flawless.
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#13 Markshaw

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 08:43 AM

That's more than can be said of poor Anna. Her skin is looking pretty ropey, especially in Hi-Def.
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