Tangaroa, the god of the sea
June 22, 2014 10:02 AM   Subscribe

Tangaroa, the god of the sea
This is an early cut my friend and I did for an independent artist in New Zealand. She makes installation art. We both liked what she did and wanted to support her by making a video that comprises the process. Feedback welcomed.
Role: Director, editor, producer
posted by cicadaverse (3 comments total)

An easy fix would be to crush down the tones of the interview shots to make them a better match for the background. It's also possible that you were planning on doing this, but just haven't gotten around to these minor color corrections.

If you look at her teeth or the whites of her eyes (which appear a little more gray than white), you can tell that the colors on her look quite "flat" when compared to the sharply contrasted background. A minor adjustment of the levels or curves for those shots should fix that up. You're trying to make the highlights brighter, the blacks darker, or some combination of the two. Play around a bit until it looks right.

You could also consider adding a minor blur to the background to mimic the focus of a lens, which could make the green screen effect less noticeable.
posted by Harms at 9:30 AM on June 23, 2014

Thanks for the feedback and suggestions. All very sound ideas and I want to get it the best I can. I hadn't thought of slightly blurring the bg. Much appreciated!
posted by cicadaverse at 2:16 AM on June 24, 2014

Whoa, that was unsettling.
posted by ignignokt at 8:42 AM on June 29, 2014

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