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Old 11-28-2022, 03:11 PM   #21
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It just never occured to me.
It's been a thing for about as long as the DI has existed, so almost 20 years. And you've never noticed it? huh.
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Old 11-28-2022, 03:59 PM   #22
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I almost never notice they use computers to smooth things over for older actresses and actors in movies (other than with Jurassic Park and Predator's smoothing of faces from film grain) unless they're de-aged like Michael Douglas in Ant-Man 1, or Indiana Jones 5, yet to be released.

With Sandra Bullock appeared in Bullet Train, I thought she looked young for her age at 58, or had plastic surgery or something. I guess it's possible without any adjustments, but good eyes if able to see she is being digitally altered in that scene. I didn't know, but also didn't care. A replacement these days for heavy make up.

Once old age starts taking over, best to just go with it and accept it, or forever be worried about it. It's tough for these actors who want to appear young all the time.
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Old 11-28-2022, 04:04 PM   #23
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I prefer my actors 'warts n'all'
Right - just grow old gracefully. You arent fooling anyone. We know how old you are & we also know that you've had more work done than a 1971 Chevy Pickup truck has by now. .

It looks so bad too. I also love the 60 year olds that magically show up with hairlines of a12 year old that start right above their eyebrows. Its like.... uh huh....SURE.....
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Old 11-28-2022, 07:49 PM   #24
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I much prefer the old-fashioned way of putting some stockings over the lens though, gives the image an ethereal quality with that dreamy halation on highlights that's just gorgeous.
In the early days they used to poke eyes holes out with cigarettes! I'm sure this some amusing anecdote about actresses and different brands of stocking, but I can't recall it.

4K TV hasn't done everyone favours, the old saying "a face for radio", could have added, "a standard definition complexion"!

Must be awfully stressful for those in the industry. You start filming and some intern starts sticking CG trackers on your face, "We'll clear this up in post, luv ..." as you're going for your Oscar moment.
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Old 11-28-2022, 08:09 PM   #25
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Look at Tom Cruise in Maverick compared to him on the red carpet.

On the red carpet I can buy him as a man in mid-50s. The skin, wrinkles, complexion while better than most mid-50 yr olds still shows age and wear and tear.

Watch him in Maverick - looks the ultimate movie star - perfectly handsome in nearly every single shot.

So obviously something's being done.
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I read an article several years ago about how makeup artists had to basically go back to school to learn how to apply makeup when HD TV became a thing. I guess CGing their faces would be easier.
This is true and having spent some time in the industry doing make-up special FX, we did learn how to do this type of make up. The technique was almost like the technique they use for newscasters and anchormen/women. You gotta cake that shit on like you wouldn't believe. Now with digital filters, there's some leeway. You cake it on as much as possible and the filter fills in the rest.
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Old 11-29-2022, 06:34 AM   #27
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I think the tech has obviously improved since they started trying to do this stuff and with most new movies being shot digitally, it certainly helps them filter the crap out of actors faces, but it is still really distracting.

Watching slightly older movies from the 00's that are shot on film, the smoothing really sticks out as you have lots of film grain visible then big smooth blotches on (usually female) faces, under their eyes, their cheeks etc. I wish i'd started taking pics of this every time i see it so i could post some specific examples.
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Old 11-29-2022, 10:45 AM   #28
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More proof that CG is a cancer and its spreading.
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Old 11-29-2022, 11:55 PM   #29
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More proof that CG is a cancer and its spreading.
It's just a tool, it can either be used well or poorly.

I guess what we're seeing now in motion is what we've been seeing on magazine covers and photoshoots for decades. It's just evolved with tech.
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Old 11-30-2022, 10:54 AM   #30
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Meh. I can still do without it.
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Old 12-07-2022, 05:41 PM   #31
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Is this what you are talking about?

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Old 12-08-2022, 07:12 AM   #32
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LOL yes, man that looks awful.
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Old 12-08-2022, 10:12 AM   #33
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Why are those five mannequins eating lunch?
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