I am supposed to videotape our storyteller and my customer really wants to make it look professional.
I have two panasonic advhc cameras and sony hd camera, and two fluorescent lights. My customer and I come up with the following setting. The thing is that our storyteller wears glasses and if he turns his head to the side a bit, we tend to have a big reflector on his glasses.
We cannot even see his eyes. What is the best solution to avoid this issue? Could you share any shooting tips?
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Could the problem be the glasses themselves ?
Some lens's will react to direct bright light and work like 'sun-glasses'
Or the lights are too low. Studio lights tend to be very ligh up to avoid glare and reflection.
To elaborate a little on DB83's point, angle of incidence = angle of refraction. You need to move the lights up and\or out to avoid the reflection.
Also be aware that some thick lenses create a fisheye effect, reflecting more of the surroundings, requiring the lights to be at even greater angles.
Also, larger light sources (like flourescent banks) create larger reflections. If it gets really awful you can try to fill in with some point sources. The point sources will create smaller reflections, but harder light (harsher shadows) and may be uncomfortable for the subject.
But really, kudos to you for noticing. Many people don't.