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Once Upon a Time - OAD 11/4 S2E06 - "Tallahassee"

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by global_dev, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. hummingbird_206

    hummingbird_206 Active Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    Ok, youngify™ I get, but what is 'vaseline lens'?
  2. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    A slightly blurry filter that makes age-lines vanish. You can do it on the cheap by carefully smearing vaseline on the lense.
  3. SoBelle0

    SoBelle0 Go Big Blue!! TCF Club

    Jun 25, 2002
    Decatur, GA
    Ah! The Doris Day effect. :)

    I want that and a wind machine - all the time.
  4. dianebrat

    dianebrat drastically off narrative TCF Club

    Jul 6, 2002
    Moonlighting used to use it poorly, they'd have a conversation between Dave and Maddie and you'd see Bruce Willis crystal clear and then they show Cybill Shepard blurry, it was always very obvious and frustrating.
  5. martinp13

    martinp13 YHTBMABIITY

    Mar 19, 2001
    Fort Worth, TX
    That's what that was? I thought it was my contacts!
  6. JYoung

    JYoung Series 3

    Jan 16, 2002
    Los Angeles
    This was egregiously noticeable when I started watching Boston Legal in HD as well.

    Candace Bergen's closeups were rather blurry while everyone else's were clear.
  7. dianebrat

    dianebrat drastically off narrative TCF Club

    Jul 6, 2002
    At least with HD you can see how it could creep in, I'm talking 1980's in SD on CRTs and it was obvious and poorly handled. :D

    It's too bad because if they handle it smartly it's not obvious and there are plenty of instances where it's done lightly for an actress and not her male co-stars, but it doesn't stick out, I am convinced that in most cases it's folks that are old school film-based.
  8. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    I said to my wife, "So a ponytail and glasses makes you look younger, eh?" and she said, "The glasses hide her wrinkles." I thought that was a pretty good point.
    In that case, it's called "soft focus" and it's been a pretty common technique when filming older actresses for a long, long time. In fact, last week's episode of OUAT used it pretty blatantly in the scenes when Regina was working with Rumplestiltskin and was supposed to be the young girl that had just lost her fiance. It was especially bad in the scene where the Mad Hatter showed up.

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