The Beauty Bar in downtown Somerville, NJ was home base for hair and makeup for Lily’s shoot for Cleri Models. Five individual looks were accomplished through Kelly and Elise’s cosmetology wizardry and I’m always impressed by the results.
The weather on this particular day was all over the place. We went from overcast skies to bright warm sunlight. It appeared to be different days completely as we changed looks. Worked in our favor for this particular shoot!
One of my favorite locations is a narrow alley next to The Beauty Bar. It’s just wide enough for a person to stand comfortably with their arms bracing them between the walls.
The Beauty Bar located at 144 West Main Street in Somerville, New Jersey recently opened and That Werks got to create a commercial for the grand opening. This was a nice creative challenge as well because there are a lot of mirrors at The Beauty Bar and of course nobody wants to see the camera/lighting in the shots! Everyone that participated gave the commercial a really special feeling. It stands out and shows how much care goes into what Kelly and Elise do for their clients.
For the gear nerds out there I used Magic Lantern on my two Canon 6D cameras. Magic Lantern is a piece of software that allows the cameras to shoot uncompressed RAW video. There is a distinct difference between H.264 and RAW. The RAW video doesn’t contain weird artifacting, baked-in white balance or a non-negotiable color profile. This let me shoot without using mainly daylight. Highlights that would normally blow out were brought back in post-production.
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Minute and a half version of The Beauty Bar commercial. See the salon in action. There's even a surprise guest bride with four legs. Visit Kelly and Elise at 144 West Main Street, Somerville, New Jersey.
Shot and edited by: https://www.thatwerks.com
Music: Tyrone Wells
Happy holidays to everyone! Grab a mug of hot chocolate and throw a candy cane in it because it’s time to tinsel with Kelly and Elise at The Beauty Bar. I dropped by to photograph them throwing snow at one another and a few other scenarios.
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