DIGITAL MAKEUP

Dangers of Online Dating

DIRECTOR

Brianne Nord-Stewart

SOFTWARE

Photoshop / After Effects

Date

2013

CATEGORY
Compositing
ABOUT

While filming a romantic comedy, the director had run into a snag. In one shot, a man takes off his shirt to reveal a full-body tattoo of the Virgin Mary — but when the scene was filmed the tattoo makeup smudged, giving it a decidedly drawn-on look.

 

I started by extracting the tattoo from the footage, simultaneously cleaning the original plate and isolating the artwork and touching it up in Photoshop. The new and improved tattoo was then tracked back onto the plate using a keyframed warp mesh.

 

The Dangers of Online Dating became a finalist Cinecoup entry; the (hilarious!) trailer and various behind-the-scenes material can be seen here.