Joanna Buttercase

Experiments – Layering Shots


– Shots with very contrasting compositions work best

– 50% opacity best as an average

– Changing which is the top image affects strength of overall image (some disappear when opacity is lowered)

– Need to make sure shots include depth of light and shadow to allow more flexibility when editing

– Reduced opacity loses colour and contrast ; edited through fast colour corrector Screen Shot 2014-11-11 at 12.55.56 Screen Shot 2014-11-11 at 12.56.06 Screen Shot 2014-11-11 at 12.56.17 Screen Shot 2014-11-11 at 12.56.28 Screen Shot 2014-11-11 at 12.56.38 Screen Shot 2014-11-11 at 12.56.55

– I wanted to see what the images would look like over a figure so I found some old footage of my flatmate Meg


– Black and white creates unity within image

– Not sure if I prefer heavier contrast or lighter image

– Very busy images create confusing composition (final will be shot in studio so this may not be a problem)

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– Experimented with layering black and white against colour


– Can look quite haunting if colour is kept fairly subtle

– Too high a saturation creates garish images

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This entry was posted on November 11, 2014 by in Practical, Year 3 COP.
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