When working with special effects makeup in film and movie production, it's important to film makeup tests before coming to set to ensure that the makeup appears on video as it does in person. Often, it's a good idea to color grade the footage from the makeup tests to know for sure if the makeup will work for the film production.
- After while of doing the makeup…and noticing that we'd lost some of that…deathly pallor by adding some…of the special effects makeup,…I worried that it was looking too fresh and normal.…Sometimes when you work on something for a while,…it's kinda hard to see it objectively.…So, I decided to test it on camera,…to see what it looked like through the lens…and with the approximate lighting setup we'd be using.…It looked a lot better on camera than I thought it would.…Just to be safe though,…I offloaded that file from the test…and did a quick color grade in Redcine-X…and I liked it.…When I was filming Heather doing the makeup…I almost suggested to her to just wipe it clean…and start over again,…because I liked the original pale look so much better.…
But on camera, I really liked the pale,…I thought it was great.…And there was certainly enough for me there…to isolate and adjust in post production.…And the wounds weren't as gory through the lens…as they looked in person.…Although, in retrospect, I kinda do wish they…
Find the rest of the courses in the series—on everything from script writing to directing—on Chad's author page.
- Understanding the role of different crew members
- Sending out call sheets
- Using a slate
- Keeping continuity with a script supervisor and production photographer
- Keeping the crew fed, happy, and safe
- Rescheduling shoots
- Dealing with wardrobe for a large cast
- Using special effects makeup
Skill Level Intermediate
Creating a Short Film: 05 Directingwith Chad Perkins2h 27m Intermediate
Creating a Short Film: 03 Pre-Productionwith Chad Perkins2h 13m Intermediate
Video Foundations: Cameras and Shootingwith Anthony Q. Artis2h 58m Intermediate
"The Assurance"7m 43s
1. Common Crew Members
2. Film Production Basics
4. Keeping the Crew Happy
5. Our Big Resets
6. Working with Props
7. Preparing to Shoot
8. Special Effects Makeup
Final thoughts1m 33s
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