In today’s Slanted Lens lesson we shot in Boston on the USS Constitution. It is the oldest commissioned ship in the U.S. Navy as it was built in the late 1700’s. We had a great talent who we hired in the area. The wardrobe looked amazing as Julene was able to find clothing from the film Master and Commander for our shoot. We flew it in from Los Angeles.
This was a great shoot the images however need more of a vintage look so I’m going to head to Nik Software to finish up. I’m going to go to bleach bypass. I’ll push the brightness up to somewhere in the 20’s. I want a little bit bright on his face then I’m going to go to the saturation. I’m going to pull a lot of the color out of the image. I’ll drop it down to almost a negative 40 now we’re gonna go to contrast and we’re gonna push that up into the 30 to 40 range. Now we’re going to go to our next layer which is a film effects called vintage and when we click that on its going to give us a white vignette on the outside edges. We’re gonna pull a saturation back to about to negative 10 or 11. We have the opportunity to warm this up if we want so we’re gonna push it up to about 67 percent and we’re gonna pull that vignette in. We want that vignette to be a little white on the edges it kind of gives it that vintage look we’ll set that about 45 percent. We used film type number 2 we’re not going to change that. As we hit OK that will save those changes and apply it to our final image. This has been a great shoot working here on USS Constitution. You know, really thanks to the US Navy for allowing us to come and to shoot here on this amazing ship. As kind of a wrap up though remember the most important light your going to set when your shooting at night is that back light. It’s going to rim and give definition to your large background. You can put a blue gel on it, give it a nice cool look. That cool look will also pick up in the smoke. That smoke becomes an element that draws a whole scene together and it really helps us to not feel so harsh from the lights that we set up. So keep those cameras rolling and keep on clicking. The drawing is still open to win our Glidecam2000 all you have to do is go to theslantedlens.com and enter several different ways there. Don’t miss out you’ve got until December 30th so get over there and sign up to win that Glidecam2000.
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