How the face changes with shifting light sources

Nacho Guzman demonstrates how much a face appears to change with differing lighting positions, in a teaser for a forthcoming music video from OPALE.


  1. That’s about the nearest equivalent I’ve seen for a very common LSD visual (well, at least it was common for me :) )

    1. Also in the accompanying text of the vimeo video- “Thanks to Clouzot and my fantastic team for inspire me.”

      “Speaking to The Huffington Post, Guzm√°n explained the video is actually an homage to deceased French director Henri-Georges Clouzot. In his final unfinished film, “L’enfer,” Clouzot employed a similar lighting technique.

      Intrigued by the visual style, Guzm√°n sought to determine how the
      eerie lighting was constructed. However, since there was no accounts
      describing how Clouzot created the lighting atmosphere, Guzm√°n had to
      devise his own method.” (

  2. interesting. though this has been a well documented feature of noh masks for several hundred years…

        1. It works for me – my VPN’s in South Korea at the moment so it can’t be a US only video.

  3. Damn, saw the post this morning when the video was working, went to show it to my partner now and it’s private :-(

  4. The moving shadow under the nose made me think of the thing Samantha does in Bewitched, and once I’d noticed that, I couldn’t really absorb the rest of it.¬†

  5. I think this is a great illustration of why a good (if not great) DP & DL can make or break a movie – not just for how ‘good’ they make the actors look, but for how the emotions of the actors gets conveyed.

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