I was recently asked if I could paint a cloaking effect on a TIE Fighter. I'd not actually done it before, but it seemed like a great concept for a painting video.
One thing that I did with this video that I've never done before is voice-over. That is, rather than talking as I paint, I just shot the video, edited it, then created a voice-over track to go with the video. I think I'm going to do this method more as it alleviates a number of problems with shooting painting videos for me. Not the least of which is that I really enjoy watching video while I'm painting.
Something else that I've recently sorted out us a new setup for shooting painting videos. In the past I've just used my standard painting desk. The problem with this is that I have to shoot around myself. With this video I set up a separate table in the middle of the shop. This way I could work on one side while the other side got the camera and the lights. It's MUCH easier for me to keep the work in frame with this setup. The downside is the need to have the extra table in the middle of the room. Still, definitely worth doing.
I thought that the results were pretty good. I think that they'd be better on my next try, though. As I mention in the video, I was using some P3 colors that were really transparent. If I avoided them in the future the first couple of coats would be much smoother.
Anyway, give it a look and let me know what you think.