Hello shooters. Another photography student and I have a somewhat difficult challenge and school assignment to photograph a nude model that wants handwriting from a pro calligrapher to appear on her body in all the images. This is similar to the concept from the movie poster, the Number 23
The first option is for the writer to spend hours writing each word on the model's body. The second option is the most sensible we think and that would be the writer put all the handwriting in advance on transparent film, slide or gel and project the writing on the model and then take the photos. This is known I think as spot focus. A slide projector could possibly be used, I don't know though how the exposures would work out or how to meter correctly with 2-4 strobes. Can this even be done this way.
We remember from the late 60s-70s at rock concerts where psychedelic slide images were projected to the stage, sometimes on back screens behind the bands. Sometimes the images would be reflected on members of the band. Wasn't that a concept in the film This Is Spinal Tap?
This is the same concept to project handwriting from the model's diary to the model. How in the world do we design the lighting or even pull this off correctly? Has anyone ever done a concept like this and gotten results? We need help fast as we only have 2 days before the shoot and we cannot fail, at least we will try our best and with any of your help please. Thanks katt