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Old November 1st, 2007, 02:52 PM   #1
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Some stills from my fake commercial I'm making...

Tell me if you like the lighting or not... Here are some low quality jpegs of my commercial I'm making. :P

http://img220.imageshack.us/my.php?i...7404612jx8.jpg

http://img147.imageshack.us/my.php?i...7500807dd2.jpg

http://img147.imageshack.us/my.php?i...0142325bf6.jpg

http://img204.imageshack.us/my.php?i...5251340sc2.jpg
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Old November 1st, 2007, 03:59 PM   #2
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The lighting is really nice one all of those, but it is a bit "flat" on most. In other words, you have bright, you have mid, and you have dark, but not a lot of variation in those, especially in the mid. On the ones with the mug, for example, you might want to have just a very small, narrow light illuminating the Starbucks words just slightly. Actually, you could do that in post as well by applying a curves or brightness/contrast with a heavily feathered mask just to that area.

All in all, looks very nice!
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Old November 2nd, 2007, 12:58 PM   #3
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The lighting is really nice one all of those, but it is a bit "flat" on most. In other words, you have bright, you have mid, and you have dark, but not a lot of variation in those, especially in the mid. On the ones with the mug, for example, you might want to have just a very small, narrow light illuminating the Starbucks words just slightly. Actually, you could do that in post as well by applying a curves or brightness/contrast with a heavily feathered mask just to that area.

All in all, looks very nice!
I used two 500 watt workout lights outside of my window at 9 PM so it was pitch black out and then set the lights on a table high and above...

So I'm glad you guys liked it... I didn't do much color correction if any...
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 02:24 AM   #4
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Hi Scott,

#1 (220) and #4 (204) had far too much background lighting for my tastes - not what you'd expect for a commercial. The lighting was improved on #2 & #3 - the blind shadow rays across the clock provided a nice cookie effect and the cat's silhouette also helped motivate the shot. I didn't feel like you did a lot of motivated or modeling with your lighting and apparently used "as is" colors which may/may not be best for your target audience.

Good luck, Michael
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 12:08 PM   #5
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Hi Scott,

#1 (220) and #4 (204) had far too much background lighting for my tastes - not what you'd expect for a commercial. The lighting was improved on #2 & #3 - the blind shadow rays across the clock provided a nice cookie effect and the cat's silhouette also helped motivate the shot. I didn't feel like you did a lot of motivated or modeling with your lighting and apparently used "as is" colors which may/may not be best for your target audience.

Good luck, Michael

I didn't actually like the clock shot.. I didn't feel it gave a good enough message that I was trying to come across... Also I liked the colors so thats why I left them.
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