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Thomas Kist
Alexa Skintones
on Feb 25, 2011 at 9:33:09 pm

I just finished my second project on the Alexa.
Is it just me or do the skin tones have a tendency to blend into one
color?
Its difficult to describe, but it looks to me as if there is less
color definition in the skin tones.
especially when an actor has a heavy foundation makeup it all becomes one tone.
excuse me for not being able to describe this phenomenon more eloquently but English is not my native language.
And the job does not allow me to post footage.
These production company's are very nervous about posting images on social media nowadays.

Thomas Kist
Freelance D.o.P
Amsterdam,The Netherlands
http://www.thomaskist.com


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Justin McAleece
Re: Alexa Skintones
on Apr 17, 2011 at 1:54:48 am

Skintone is such a hard to identify thing sometimes with how different cameras handle it. It is almost always one of the most heated discussions too because it is so related to one's taste and personal interpretations. I find that with my RED I change the skintone so much in post so quickly with the coloring process that what I captured on set is rarely as important as the minute differences that different cameras offer. And remember - there is an entire makeup industry that is designed to make the majority of someone's face look identical, so it's not always such a bad thing.

Justin McAleece
Production Manager

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thibaut petillon
Re: Alexa Skintones
on Apr 23, 2011 at 5:27:46 pm

I could not agree more with you Thomas.

I recently graded a few images coming from Alexa then Red and I must say that I was suprised by how the skintones on the images from the alexa reacted...

I don't know if we could say that colors blend into one but I got your point. I had the feeling that the images had less volume.

Thibaut

Colourist at Les Machineurs - Paris, France


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Thomas Kist
Re: Alexa Skintones
on Apr 23, 2011 at 6:49:20 pm

Its a weird phenomenon.
Maybe its more a thing for the Make-Up people because it has a lot to do with oversmoothing a face.

Thomas Kist
Freelance D.o.P
Amsterdam,The Netherlands
http://www.thomaskist.com


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