My first green screen shoot

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  1. inTempus

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    I had a model approach me about doing a shoot for him. He wanted to do a theme shoot from the movie Constantine. He found me on Model Mayhem and contacted me due to my ability to shoot dark themed images. I thought it presented a unique opportunity, so I bought the green screen and scheduled the shoot. He had to come from a state away (Michigan) so I had time to plan things out.

    Here's one of the shots and the final edit from that shoot.

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    Thoughts?
     
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    I think it came out pretty good. The only thing I'm not crazy about is the distortion in his tattoo from the editing compared the the first. It seems like he wants to focus the shot around the tattoo and when it gets blurred like that you can't really tell what it's supposed to be (if you haven't seen the original).
     
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    Good point. The decision to blur the tattoo was made to 1) show motion and 2) mask the imperfection of the ink/drawing. We went to a tattoo parlor and had them draw the tattoo on a piece of carbon paper. Then we used deodorant (speed stick) to paste it to his arm and rub the transfer to his arm. Then with a sharpie it took about 30 minutes to draw the tattoos on. In the end they looked drawn on. <shrug>

    I may work on it some more.

    Thanks for the feedback.
     
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    Maybe just lighten up the blur a bit. I really didn't even notice it was a fake!
     
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    Ok, here's the re-edit.

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    Given that you are using photoshop for the background, I don't think it would have been wrong to photoshop the tattoo onto his arm for this.
     
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    I prefer the version where the tats on the arm are slightly blurred. It feels like the left side of the picture needs to be cropped off, just a small amount, like 1/8 inch on my screen,or to have the subject moved over to the let a tiny amount.

    On the re-edit, the small type giving your web address is MUCH more easily readable than in the first version.

    The background looks freakin' awesome! If there is one nit to pick, it might be his black pants and his shirt tails--that black area doesn't quite "read" right. Is he wearing pants? Where is his belt or waist? Something's not quite coming together there.
     
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    I have no critique, just awe at your abilities. :)
     
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    Great shot... for the record i liked the blurred version better.. and didnt even notice the tats were drawn on, until you mentioned it that is.. Great work!
     
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    Now seeing it, I think I do like the look of the first better. It shows more motion which I know that's what you're going for.
    I guess I just don't understand the movie! lol
     
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    You guys are killing me! :)

    Derrel, thanks for the feedback. I'll tinker with the shirt stuff and see if I can clean that up a bit.
     
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    Haha sorry! :blushing:
     

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