Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Seinfeld: "Kramer" hair

picture of Cosmo Kramer

A problem with using artificial lights in camcorder documentary work is overlighting. The standard lighting techniques for shooting an interview often suggest a key light, a fill light, a background light, and a light for defining the back of the head. That works fine, but at times, the light on the back of the head is overly bright. The result is an interview subject with "Kramer" hair, as seen in the TV show, Seinfeld.
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