Lighting for a Signer: For the deaf

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by ml, Aug 23, 2003.

  1. ml

    ml Guest

    any suggestions and type of lighting to use for videotaping a signer?
    will be able to video in controlled situation...she will be signing specifically for us.

    I'm concerned for hands on body shadows, maybe being a distraction.

    Anything else to be concerned for?

    thanks for all suggestions!
    ML
     
    ml, Aug 23, 2003
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    Alan Lloyd Guest

    A farily soft light, front and center, from above, of course, will do
    for the main light. A smaller rim light for BG separation is a nice
    addition as well. If the signer is not on the side of the stage at
    the catual event, I'd recommend a nice neutral BG, such as a black or
    blue drape. Velour poreferred, it's non-specular.
    I also suggest you turn off HTML in your posts. Too much clutter.
     
    Alan Lloyd, Aug 24, 2003
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  3. ml

    ml Guest

    thanks for your input Alan.

    Re: HTML...is this better?

    ML
     
    ml, Aug 24, 2003
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  4. Recommend having the signer wear something that is
    not shiny, short-sleeve, and contrasts with their skin
    color. Most of them probably already do this, but it
    doesn't hurt to remind them.
     
    Richard Crowley, Aug 25, 2003
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    Guest Guest

    Probably back lighting to make the hands distinct.
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    any suggestions and type of lighting to use for videotaping a signer?
    will be able to video in controlled situation...she will be signing
    specifically for us.

    I'm concerned for hands on body shadows, maybe being a distraction.

    Anything else to be concerned for?

    thanks for all suggestions!
    ML
     
    Guest, Aug 25, 2003
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