How do I Make My Videos Look as Good as This????

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by VideoNewbie, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. VideoNewbie macrumors 6502

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    how can i make my videos as good as this

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPk7nzJgSu8

    in terms of lighting......how would i set up lighting to replicate the look in the video above?

    or do u think most of it is some kind of video editing done in after effects, etc.?

    video pros appreciated!
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    To me it seems like a soft light above the camera not far away from her, thus the bright (overblown) forehead.

    You can achieve that with a wide aperture (1.8/2.4) and a strong lamp with a diffusing material (white of course) in front of it.
     
  3. VideoNewbie thread starter macrumors 6502

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    this is where my screenname really applies lol.

    "wide aperture" meaning...?

    could i just use a standard living room lamp pointed in my direction with a piece of white paper covering the head of the lamp?
     
  4. spinnerlys Guest

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    Aperture is the width if the opening of the hole that lets the light through the lens onto the file /CCD/CMOS chip to capture the image.
    The more open it is (the lower the number, also called F-stop), the more light falls onto the film or sensor, the less light you need to light the scene, but you get less depth of field.

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    You can use a standard lamp, best would be one with an arm to adjust it better, and a big piece of paper (thin and light to let enough light through), sandwichpaper is used too. A strong light bulb is needed 80 to 120W, but they get hot, and thus the probability of the paper catching fire is proportionally higher, so use a big sheet 20 to 50cm away from the lamp (light bulb).
    Don't cover the lamp, as the heat has to go somewhere.

    Maybe try to get a daylight lightbulb if they are available in your area, as normal household lightbulbs give quite a yellow/orange light (which you might remedy with an appropriate manual white balance).
     

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