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RandyStewart
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I haven't used makeup for this purpose as I've never recorded for this purpose.

Other than stage makeup and its application for type of lighting used, is there a necessary and different approach to makeup for video recording of a performance? This performance is to be recorded in a blue/green studio and transferred to DVD format.

If you'ved experienced a visual difference I'd like to hear from you. I'm still waiting to hear from Ben Nye Makeup for any suggestions.
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Are you recording your stage performance? Or performing specifically for the camera?

If it's directly for camera, you'll want to be much more subtle in your makeup.

If you're taping an existing stage show, I'd say stick with your normal makeup job and be more aware of lighting. It sounds like you're already aware of this.

Kevin
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Hire a hair and makeup artist. Like stage, you don't want to look like you are wearing makeup and having one there to knock down the shine makes you look healthy on camera.

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RandyStewart
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This will be for camera only Mercury52. I was also suspecting a more subtle layer of makeup for the purpose. Kreg, I think I'll just do what you recommend and hire makeup to be there. I'd be mighty ticked off if the performance went over well but makeup makes me look bad.
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Call your local television stations and see if the makeup artists they use for the on air talent do contract work outside of the station. They apply makeup on anchors and guests day after day and they've seen all skin types.
RandyStewart
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I like how you think Paul. I'll be contacting a couple of local stations to see if I can nab a makeup crew member on their off time. I'm not afraid of anything but makeup for this purpose is something I'm familiar with and can't afford a trial and error period.
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If you are shooting under typical television studio conditions, you would apply your make-up in a similar fashion as you would for theatre BUT do so unde flourescent lighting and not incandescent lighting as you would for stage.

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BryanDreyfus
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A very light layer of base and very light highlights to unflatten your face to stop "shine".

A face can look very unatural in unatural light compound that with the camera's own problems processing.

I would go for a very light makeup but I would go for it.

Bryan

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A very light layer of base and very light highlights to unflatten your face to stop "shine".

A face can look very unatural in unatural light compound that with the camera's own problems processing.

I would go for a very light makeup but I would go for it.

Bryan

ps hiya randy it's been awhile
Oh sure, I can spell "Antidisestablishmentarianism", but I can't type t-h-e.
Bill Hegbli
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If you are in a 'state of the art' studio, you will not have to use any make-up as the lighting will be perfect for skin tones. The only reason you would use make-up is to cover any imperfections you do not want to be shown. Today's lighting is much better then years ago or stage lighting.

On stage usually, a very strong spot light is added to the other pink, blue, whit lights. The spon washes out the skin, thus the need for make-up to give color and defination to features.

So if you do not have any pimples or blemishes to cover up or as some make-up artist do, actually change the facial features, then no make up is necessary for television. If you do shine or have oily skin a transparent powder would be recommended.

Test shots would be the best way to go. Television would reveal the make-up if not done by a professional or is on to thick.
Tyler
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Go professional... there is no substitute. The TV station idea is a good one and if you are lucky, you might get a feature out of it. Good luck.
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