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

http://www.actionmoviefreak.com/images/Matrix/matrix-she-shoots.jpg

...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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