Skin tones are incredibly important to the overall look of your film. Here's how to make them look the way you want.
You can spend an agonizing amount of time fine-tuning the look of your film during pre-production. Filmmakers pore over dozes of references, anything from Renaissance-era paintings, photos from a time past, aesthetically similar films, and even the random postcard that captures the right hue.
The look of your project can speak volumes to the story and immerse viewers in a subliminal way.
When it comes to skin tones, what look is right? Well, that too, can be subjective.
But how do you know if your skin tones are at standard color levels?
Mark Boone walks you through a simple trick to get you to square one. Check it out below.
By selecting a portion of the skin using a mask, you can see where the color falls on the scope. Then by simply adjusting the tint, mid-tones, or secondary colors, you can set the scope so that it aligns to the blood line of the scope. Once set, your skin tones will have a natural look to them.
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