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Products used to fight shine

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Kim, because different people have different types of shine, >> Well, maybe, maybe bamboo.

Products used to fight shine

Kim, because different people have different types of shine, I see you have a collection of products here. Which ones are useful? Or why are there so many different options? >> Well, thank goodness there are several options that we can use. And you don't need all of this. You just need one of these things. >> Okay. >> So which one do you choose? That's the problem. So, first, let's talk about anti-shine lotions or gels. This is a product by Kryolan that I really like. Many companies make an anti-shine product, and the anti-shine products are applies with a sponge to the skin, and it modifies the skin.

So if you don't have any of these, that will help. It'll take it down probably 70%. >> And that's what I often use when I'm running and gunning. >> Yes. >> Sometimes when we go out in the field for video gear weekly, like, we're in the middle of the Las Vegas desert. It's a little weird, but I'm holding up my phone as a mirror, and I'm taking one of these sponges, and just rubbing a little bit in to cut down on the shine, because it's a really shiny environment and it's. Easy. It's portable. >> Mm-hm. >> When you close it up it doesn't dry out or anything. >> Right. It's a great product. And many companies do make a product. Even there's even one at Target.

There's you know, various companies have them at different price points. This one's around $25 and it'll last several months. And I love it. So, sometimes I will use that in addition to a powder if I really gotta make it super matte. And someone is really oily, I will put this on first, and then I will put a powder over it. >> Now these sponges are really easy to get at just a local makeup aisle, any major store carries these. >> CVS, any type of drug store, grocery stores carry them, they are called cosmetic wedges. And they're a great way to apply any type of any shine lotion or gel.

>> But use a new one with every new person >> Yes. >> Sanitary type things >> Yes >> So, you're rubbing this into the skin of people. >> Right, you really don't want to share sponges with people. It's just not hygienic. So, but, it, it's very inexpensive to buy a bag of these and just throw them in your kit. So having an anti-shine product is a really good idea. >> Okay. >> Then on top of that you're going to want to have a powder. Now, there are lots of different powders. We have pressed powder, which means its a pressed product into a compact, which means that it becomes a solid, not a loose.

Powder. >. And to many men, these things are mysterious like for the longest time, I thought it was a Star Trek communicator when I was a child. >> I'm dating myself, but I was like, you know, go in my mom's purse. >> What is this disc? >> Yeah. >> So when you apply a powder from a compact, you're not creating a mess, You're not getting powder all over the place. Like you would be in a loose powder. So some people like to use loose powders, but the problem is they create another whole issue. Because the loose powder falls all over the subject and now you have to get all that powder off the subject and if you're working in live television, like I do, you really can't be creating problems.

So I say stay away from loose, leave that to the pros and go with a pressed powder. Now there are two kinds of pressed powders. There's. Colored press powders, that have pigment in it and they're usually just referred to as powder. >> And that works well if you're buying for a specific person and you've matched it to their skin tone. >> Exactly. >> But like in my case, I tan almost immediately, so, if I am out there and like, I got a little bit of sun, all of a sudden it looks weird. It's like oh, he's got like lighter streaks. It gets hard, right? >> Right. Right, so I would say. Stay away from pigmented powder, because unless you're a pro and you know how to match the color immediately, you're going to have to take it off and start all over if you make them to chalky or you make them to dark, and for instance this is a palette that professionals use, and why you pay us the money you pay us is because I can.

Pick. I can look at you and within seconds pick the right color immediately on first try. >> Does my skin color have a good industry name? Am I a Mojave? or- >> Well, maybe, maybe bamboo. >> Okay, I, I'll accept that. That's masculine. Wood, strong, good. >> But the product I recommend everyone have in their kit is called blot powder. >> Okay. >> Sometimes called blotting powder, and this is a product that you can buy. Various companies make it now. It's really gotten quite popular because a lot of people like to wear blotting powder, when they're not even on camera, because it take care of the shine.

But guess what, there's no pigment, so you can't actually see it. It's invisible on the skin. And this looks white. But it actually comes off as sheer. I have applied this white powder to as darkest a skin as you can ever imagine- >> And you. >> Darkest of dark skin. It does not show up. >> And for those of you who are thinking that this is just for one particular gender you've worked with all sorts of on camera folks. Every major fo, Stephen Colbert wears makeup. >> Yes, yes. >> Yeah. >> This is- >> Yes he does, I've done him, and I've worked with many presidents, and I work with the meet the press and political candidates, and feature films, and celebrities, and a lot of sports people.

And I'm telling you, when you're working with sports people. There's a lot of sweat going on. >> So after the game, do you like, before they do the odd camera interview, are they towelling off and quickly making em up? >> Yeah, yeah! They're, >> Alright. >> we're trying, you know, we're trying our >> best. So pressed powder called blot powder is what you want for your kit. Now, the question is. How do you apply it? >> Well, we are going to make this easy. We've brought in an actress on set. So why don't we head over, and actually watch Kim work, and I'll ask some questions on her technique

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  1. 12m 22s
    1. What is a Parabolic Slider?
      1m 22s
    2. Building the Slider
      1m 41s
    3. Setting Focus
      1m 4s
    4. Adjusting the Speed of Movement
      2m 13s
    5. Evaluating the Results
      6m 2s
  2. 2m 31s
    1. Welcome to Video Gear Weekly
      2m 31s
  3. 11m 24s
    1. DJI Quadcopters
      2m 35s
    2. Calibrating the Quadcopter
      2m 12s
    3. Flying Strategies
      2m 48s
    4. Evaluating the Footage
      3m 49s
  4. 26m 53s
    1. Ultra fast primes
      2m 26s
    2. Benefits of using fast primes
      6m 25s
    3. Challenges of using fast primes
      10m 22s
    4. Evaluating the footage
      7m 40s
  5. 6m 57s
    1. Keeping Your Gear Safe
    2. Keeping Gear Dry
      3m 0s
    3. Using Camera Wraps
      1m 11s
    4. Using Lens Wraps
      2m 0s
  6. 38m 18s
    1. Introduction to the Panasonic GH4
      1m 31s
    2. Beneficial features of the Panasonic GH4
      7m 42s
    3. Drawbacks of the Panasonic GH4
      6m 18s
    4. Menu options of the Panasonic GH4
      13m 59s
    5. Evaluating the footage
      8m 48s
  7. 15m 6s
    1. Making everyone look their best on camera
      1m 30s
    2. What does a makeup artist or stylist do?
      3m 31s
    3. Products used to fight shine
      5m 8s
    4. Applying Anti-Shine
      4m 57s
  8. 16m 49s
    1. The adaptable GoPro
      1m 7s
    2. Stealth
      3m 57s
    3. Adding filters
      3m 1s
    4. Shooting Anamorphic footage
      2m 19s
    5. Evaluating the footage
      6m 25s
  9. 21m 17s
    1. Introduction to the Zoom H4n
      1m 52s
    2. Recording to an iPad or iPhone
      4m 21s
    3. Attaching directly to a camera
      4m 28s
    4. Using a Tascam recorder
      5m 12s
    5. Recording to a laptop
      5m 24s
  10. 11m 23s
    1. DJI Phantom 2 Vision Quadcopter
    2. Beneficial features of the DJI Phantom 2 Vision Quadcopter
      3m 9s
    3. Limitations of the DJI Phantom 2 Vision Quadcopter
      3m 15s
    4. Essential accessories for the DJI Phantom 2 Vision Quadcopter (Field)
      4m 7s
  11. 7m 59s
    1. Using a loupe
      1m 0s
    2. Attaching a loupe
      2m 18s
    3. Adjusting the diopter
      4m 41s
  12. 16m 2s
    1. Charging on the go
    2. Starting out fully charged
      2m 24s
    3. Using an inverter
      4m 0s
    4. Using a solar charger
      2m 36s
    5. Using a battery pack
      2m 13s
    6. Strategies to extend battery life
      3m 57s
  13. 23m 6s
    1. Cheap lenses
      1m 40s
    2. Lomography
      5m 28s
    3. Fujian
      2m 26s
    4. LensBaby
      4m 6s
    5. SLR Magic
      2m 26s
    6. Evaluating the Footage
      7m 0s
  14. 20m 1s
    1. Sony a7
      1m 24s
    2. Beneficial features of the Sony a7
      6m 19s
    3. Drawbacks of the Sony a7
      5m 42s
    4. Menu options of the Sony a7
      6m 36s
  15. 12m 11s
    1. What is a Tripod Top Slider?
      1m 8s
    2. Attaching the slider
      2m 17s
    3. Mounting and balancing the camera
      1m 36s
    4. Shoot strategies
      5m 7s
    5. Evaluating the footage
      2m 3s
  16. 14m 8s
    1. Remotely controlling cameras
      1m 5s
    2. Setting up the CamRanger
      4m 18s
    3. Panning with the CamRanger PT Hub
      3m 32s
    4. Evaluating the results
      5m 13s
  17. 12m 38s
    1. What are camera rails?
      1m 26s
    2. Adapting a tripod to hold multiple cameras
      3m 13s
    3. Shooting strategies
      2m 2s
    4. Using a micro rail
      2m 51s
    5. Evaluating the shots
      3m 6s
  18. 10m 26s
    1. What is a micro tripod?
      1m 29s
    2. Mounting a phone to a micro tripod
      2m 15s
    3. Mounting a GoPro to a micro tripod
      2m 1s
    4. Mounting a DSLR to a micro tripod
      1m 54s
    5. Evaluating the results
      2m 47s
  19. 22m 49s
    1. Introducing the Blackmagic 4K
      1m 30s
    2. Beneficial features of the Blackmagic 4K
      5m 7s
    3. Drawbacks of the Blackmagic 4K
      4m 14s
    4. Menu options of the Blackmagic 4K
      7m 5s
    5. Evaluating the footage
      4m 53s

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