I am both pleased and pissed about this video. On the plus side, I finally hit upon the right camera settings and white balance to get a fairly clear, accurate representation on camera, and I very much like how this video looks in that regard. The colors could be a little more saturated, but that causes other problems that make the final result a bit too contrasty, so it’s a fair trade. And using a higher ISO helps to eliminate some of the band-y vignetting I was getting at 100. I know, I know, more camera nerd BS, but I guess that’s part of the reason I like doing these videos is working with the visual aspects of it. And I barely know what I’m doing and/or talking about, so I’m also learning new things, which is fun.
Unfortunately, I learned one lesson too late this time: for reasons I don’t yet fully understand, my camera shut off at the twelve minute mark automatically. This has happened once before, but I don’t recall exactly which video it was, which is a bummer because if I could remember when it happened I’d know if this happened as a direct result of the new camera settings I’m using. But I don’t know that, so I’ll have to research it further. Anyway, it’s also possible I rarely film more than 12 minutes at a time so that’s why it hardly ever happens, but I rather doubt that. I mess up a lot, and stop and check an email or two or fix the hair if it’s looking wonky, deal with a dog or cat that’s causing problems, etc. and I never stop filming when I do that stuff; I just keep the camera rolling and edit all that mess out later.
For whatever reason though, it did switch off again today, which in and of itself isn’t a big deal, except for the fact that I assumed the camera stopped recording when I heard it click, so I walked over to the camera and punched the record button again and went back to filming right where I’d left off. It wasn’t until I was editing the video later that I realized the click I heard was not the recording mechanism stopping; it was the camera going into sleep mode after being non-functional for several minutes – it had actually stopped filming earlier and I didn’t hear it. And where it stopped filming was right as I started showing the sides and back of Drew. Since I didn’t realize at the time of filming that the camera hadn’t caught all of that, when I started recording again I didn’t go back and show the sides and back again, and when I realized I’d missed that I’d already completely dismantled my set and taken my makeup off and well, I just didn’t have time to do all that over. So, long story short – I punted and used some crappy iPhone pics I took of the wig from all angles when I got it in earlier in the week. Sorryboutit.
Anyway, Drew. I think the cap circumference is a little short on me; you can see how Drew wants to slide back on my forehead and you can see a lot of my hairline on the sides – now you know why i don’t like to wear wigs with a hairline that isn’t close in color to my bio hair! I’m always torn about wigs like this. I don’t like it on me, but I don’t think it’s a bad style, so I struggle to straddle that line when I talk about it on camera. In looking at it, it even more so reminds me of Socialite by Gabor; except that I had a bit more freedom with Socialite to cover my forehead than I do with this one. Anyway, here it is – and in spite of the missing footage, please enjoy the improved picture quality I worked so hard to obtain 🙂 .
And by the way, if anyone is interested in this one – I’ve seen it online a few places, and most stores list it at a price of $253. For whatever reason, when I bought it at e-wigs.com it was listed at $165. Pretty big difference and I’m not sure how long it will last, so there you go.
Disclaimer: I bought this with my own money and no one asked me to do this review. Opinions are my own.
Actually Cynthia, you look great in almost every wig, including this one. Love how the hair matches your nail color and glasses. Love your reviews!
Thanks! Funny everyone is saying they really like this one on me, and I thought it looked rather meh.
Thanks! Maybe I can try pulling out some of my bio hair from the temples and blending it in, since the bottom layer of hair is about that dark. That would help.
We can do that now that our hair is long lol
True, no can do when the bio hair is so much shorter than the wig!
Did you cut your hair short again? Or did you mean when it’s so short you can’t if so then yes it’s true hard to do lol
Hell no – I just meant you can’t do it WHEN/IF your hair is short. No way I”m cutting my hair after all this time growing it LOL
I like the look of Drew and I also think that the color is very flattering. As far as the sizing, you’re the only one knows that it may be a bit tight. I’ve found over the years that pieces that started out a little tight, seemed to get a bit larger after the second or third washing.
Most DSLR cameras when in video mode do go into sleep mode after 10 or 15 minutes to save battery life and shut down power to auto focus, etc. If plugged in with the power adapter, the auto “Usually” is disabled.
Even with all of the problems, the video is still very nice. I liked it.
Yeah I didn’t know that – I am sure there’s a way to change those settings. More research to do tomorrow I guess!
You look very professional here…like you might be a newscaster on CNN. Always enjoy your videos.
It does have that ‘serious businesswoman at work’ vibe, LOL. Thanks!