Sunday, July 28, 2013

Experience of being on NDTV

In the world of up to date information and instant gratification here comes some really stale news. Not so long a go I actually came on TV. The experience was quite interesting.  For all the gear heads out there, the place has so many lights it made my head spin. There was some construction going on and the other sets but the main set was earlier a  movie theater ( nice convenience ) The lone set is used for multiple shows and it comes apart in no time and gets built into another set and the same lights get used for different kinds of uses.

The lighting is mostly hard lighting, acting like spot lights. The light is directional and comes in at an angle of about 45 to 60 degrees from above. The impact of this kind of lighting is that the shadows fall behind the person and blow the chin, as a result if any person comes in to the stets, with lets say not so perfect skin it wont't show. The light will fill in the pores and you don't see any gradation on the skin, though the people in TV land need it, they always seem to have flawless skin (I wonder how, I almost glows!!!)There is a bit of up lighting acting as fill which makes the shadows below the chin not so hard. Apart from the lighting there is the usual stuff on the sets, the anchor the chit chat the drama or the stage etc, Take a look. 

PS I show up at around min 14. A big shout out and thanks to Ajay Nair