Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Misleading Video Thumbnails: A Dramatization

Ullo, all of makeup blog reading land! I have no excuse for my abscence, again. Well, I do have turning 18, preparing for college, and being loaded with school work excuse. hm.

Anyways. Tell me if this has happened to you:

You're surfing the Tubes of the You, and you come across some makeup tutorials/videos/slideshows. The thumbnail looks REALLY snazzy. General, I see something really vibrant, well blended, and all around beautiful. I am intrigued. So I click.

However, the ACTUAL makeup in the video is a whole different story. It's usually less vibrant; the bright neon acid green is actually some matte, chalky, pastel mess. And sometimes, it's even blended and applied TERRIBLY.

I have sometimes been guilty of abusing Photoshop the edit my pictures. However, I general try to keep it realistic looking as it is in real life as possible. I understand that sometimes, video cameras have the tendency to wash out colors. However, video cameras DEFINATELY do not change how well blended your shadow is. And people with HD cameras? Don't even try to act like your shadow is actually brighter IRL.

Here is a dramatization of how it usually goes down (click to enlarge):

1 comment:

  1. ha! I love the drool in the fourth window! I know exactly what you mean though.