Here is a new, very unpleasant phenomenon, that
I have witnessed during some of my recent productions.
What seems to happen is that a certain kind of makeup gives off a greenish hue. The more make up needs to be layered on (for example because of wrinkles etc.) the worse it seems to get.
You see the difference if you compare the skin tone in areas where no make up is applied to the skin tone where more make up is applied - for example around the eyes.
I experienced that on several productions with several make up people who I know are good at what they do.
They swear they did not change the brand or mix of the makeup.
However I have never seen this before.
Because strangely everybody always likes to blame everything on the Red One I took some stills with a 5D on the last set and the green is also there - although not as pronounced.
The unpleasant thing about this is that you cannot easily time out the green without bringing the rest of the skin tone towards magenta.
You can key it out with a proper color timing - however a lot of clients don't do that because of timing and budget restraints and what you end up with are high end promos that go on air looking absolutely awful...
The sample pictures are not color corrected on purpose by the way.
higher res sample pics:
Anybody got any wisdom to share ? Would be very much appreciated.