Testing High Key With Karolina

Testing with Karolina from mary duprie on Vimeo.

Detroit Michigan Commercial Model Photography by Mary DuPrie

I’m still not understanding why I’m cutting Karolina’s head off?  I’ve put the safety zone/margins on my video screen, they had two to choose from 4:3 aspect ratio and 90%.  I’m not sure which is the right one.  Perhaps I’m even doing something wrong in premiere pro?  I thought I left plenty of head space… bummer.

I forget my cf card at the studio to show a final retouched image, but I thought you might like to see the video anyway.  I’m starting to develop a work flow for filming and hope to pretty much film every shoot in some small way.

I’m going to have to go over all my settings to see why I’m not quite getting this yet.  Any insight is always appreciated.  Feedback to what and how you might like to see/hear about things is great too!


5 comments category: commercial,Testing

1 Craig January 13, 2011 at 5:51 am

Great Video Mary. Remembered just how much I loved your DVD, and reminded me I need to buy the other 2 🙂
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2 Matt January 11, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Great video! It is refreshing to see the photographer/model interaction and the lighting setup instead of just the model and music. Great instructional video. Keep up the great work.


3 Viktor January 11, 2011 at 6:44 am

Nice video! Love to see you working. There is so much more info in a short BTS video than in a 100 page book! I still love books, but to learn the interaction between photographer and model a live workshop or a video is the way to go.
Thank you!


4 David January 10, 2011 at 4:57 am

Most bizarre issues that come out of video in premiere come from the rendering options, particularly if you’re rendering at a different resolution than the video was shot at. I would make sure when you create the project to make your timeline at the same resolution you plan to render, and then as you import clips modify their scale, zoom, and position settings until you like where they are. Once you get them on one clip, you can very likely just copy paste the scale and whatnot from the effects tab of one clip onto all the others. This way you know exactly where and how everything’s going to be positioned on render.

I think I explained that well enough, if you have any questions or want clarification, feel free to toss me an e-mail.


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