The Making of: Shocking Gamer!

May 17, 2015
So I had this idea the other day while playing my Wii U ... yep another randon vision that ocasionally pops into my head and any given time and I have to try create it lol.
 
The shot was having the Wii U controller floating and to have lots of energy coming from it. So how was I going to go about making this? We'll I used just 3 shots and two lights.
 
One light had a pingpong ball attached to it with a blu gel and was placed infront of the Wii U controller. The other had a warming gel attached to it to mimic the light coming from my lightbulb and this was bounced off the ceiling.
 
I needed a shot of my face+1 had letting go, then the other hand letting go then just a shot of my legs with the pingpong light illuminating them so I could eventually mask in the legs and get rid of the stand the pingpong light was on.
 
Face and left hand:
Right hand:
Illuminating the legs:
All put together:
The shoot being setup:
Editing was easy and fun. I added some dodge and burn to get that fake'ish look for this photo then some lightning coming from the controller.
 
Dodge and burn layer:
Detail shot of the face:
Detail shot of the lightning:
The final thing:
Here's a build up for the layers so you can see it being put together:
Hope you've enjoyed this project. It was a fin personal project that I do from time to time to help practice new techniques and scenarios. I encourage you to do the same!
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