It’s cool for dudes to wear make up…. right?

by EvanJPalmer


So we recently shot a short film with lots of close ups.

It’s funny, the close ups aren’t that much closer than a view you might get of your friend when you’re talking, but for some reason on film, every imperfection in the actors skin is suddenly noticeable – maybe even amplified.

This might be because of the lighting? Or maybe just how your brain registers the actors face on film. Or maybe just because as an editor I’ve looked at it so much that I notice more stuff?

It’s cool – it can kind of be fixed in post with some soft filters or color grading (depending on the type of imperfection), but I think it’s a good idea to use a little make up if planning lots of close ups.

I’ll be trying it for a future shoot.