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This was kinda based on this scene in the matrix...

...where Trinity tells the agent "Dodge this..." then shoots him in the head!

iv been sitting on this one for about a week. i was almost done and just got side tracked with other stuff. finally got around to just finishing off the few little bits, and here we are.

I shot everyone seperately for this. Shawn on the floor, Christine with the hair dryer, the styling manequin, and the background.. which is slightly hdr processed.

Besides the bg, i used 4 lights for this one if i recall correctly. 2 softboxes on the sides for rim lights, 1 large umbrella as a main front fill, and another off to the side just to get a bit more lighting on the front side of the face.

Everyone was arranged in PS... usual processing steps, painted back in the shadows by hand, painted in the smoke/sparks on the head, did the bg processing, and some final color correction.

This was the 1st project i did with a fully calibrated monitor... so hopefully it looks ok to everyone else! :)

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