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Victoria Akinola
MakeUp Commercial Video
on Jan 9, 2014 at 7:20:35 pm

Hello,

Does anyone know how they film those makeup commercials where the skin looks so smooth and perfect even in close up shots? I think my instructor once told me it has to do with slight soft focus or slight overexposure but I'm not sure I remember accurately. For pictures, you can always touch up the skin in photoshop but for video, how is this look achieved. I'm trying to shoot a makeup commercial and i know with my HDSLR even with beautiful makeup, you will be able to see the pores and blemishes which I don't want. Please help! Thanks.

Here are some sample videos to help understand my question:
https://vimeo.com/19485582






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Mike Smith
Re: MakeUp Commercial Video
on Jan 9, 2014 at 10:50:38 pm

You might wanty to look at BeautyBox http://digitalanarchy.com/beautyVID/main.html or Cosmo http://www.redgiant.com/products/all/cosmo/ or similar, though you could do lots of the same work more slowly by using built-in AE tools.


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Steve Crow
Re: MakeUp Commercial Video
on Jan 10, 2014 at 2:17:23 am

Thanks for the links Mike, this is the request I most often hear from my female clients - can you do something about my skin. I usually just brush it aside telling them they don't need it because frankly I don't care for the look and making beauty adjustments isn't that important to me but it is to some of these clients so I might have to rethink my position.

These tools are getting more affordable too I see.

I assume that both applications do some some sort of auto tracking and scaling so that the effect moves with the face. How good are they when the face starts out looking right into camera but then turns to the side in profile? Is the software smart enough to make the boundary adjustments now that the shape of the face has changed?

Steve Crow
Crow Digital Media
http://www.CrowDigitalMedia.com


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Steve Crow
Re: MakeUp Commercial Video
on Jan 10, 2014 at 3:41:21 am
Last Edited By Steve Crow on Jan 10, 2014 at 3:50:23 am

This BeautyBox tutorial answered many of the questions I had as to how these plugins work, and yes at least this one does track and can handle changes in the angle of view of the face:

http://www.digitalanarchy.com/tutes/video_window.html?id=69060130

Oh and here's the Red Giant tutorial for Cosmo for you to compare is you so wish


http://www.redgiant.com/videos/getting-started/item/143/

Steve Crow
Crow Digital Media
http://www.CrowDigitalMedia.com


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