Singer Boggie Photoshopped in Music Video Nouveau Parfum

Singer Boggie Photoshopped in Music Video Nouveau Parfum

The latest music video from Hungarian star Boggie gives us a look at the world of image manipulation and touch-ups in the entertainment world.

Everyone these days is fairly skeptical of magazine covers with glamorous models or movie stars. To a degree, Photoshop -- or any image manipulation software -- has changed the way we perceive beauty or even reality. Not that these models or stars weren't already striking to begin with, but you can't look at a picture these days without that nagging question of just how much touch-up was done.

Hungarian singing sensation Boggie took a jab at the practice in her latest music video, Nouveau Parfum, where the already-attractive singer goes through a digital makeover to make her stage ready as she sings. From the changing of hair color to creating eye symmetry, the video captures much of what goes on in retouching images for print and the internet.

Of course, the digital purists out there will tell you that it takes a ton of expertise to manipulate moving images, and there is a VFX credit in the video, so in all likelihood, Boggie went through several makeup sessions and shoots to get the various looks shown. But the transformation is no less impressive.

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Wow, now this isn't a thing I've expected to see on the Escapist. I guess I really have to watch it now, since it's been popping up in every media outlet here for days. :P

Pretty cool video.
Kinda sad, that the first thing they do is make her more white, but hey.
I also kind of like it that she actually looks the prettiest about halfway through and then it just gets more and more rediculous.

That's a pretty neat video, reminds me of "pornstars without makeup" galleries where you can see how fake some appearances are. I don't speak the language, but I rather like her voice and the melody.

I've seen videos that show what Photoshop and similar tools can do to make a girl "prettier", but this seems to be more intent on using it to compensate for awful shooting conditions/camera settings. Seriously, fixing the brightness is hardly the same thing as airbrushing a face.

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This is the beast they helped create, any criticism from their end or the end of those in the industry always comes off as hypocritical and disingenuous. Anybody else remember Fiona Apple's award tirade? I get that she wanted people to understand that it was an industry of phonies, but it seemed right enough for her to make a lot of money playing their games right along with them.

Covarr:
I've seen videos that show what Photoshop and similar tools can do to make a girl "prettier", but this seems to be more intent on using it to compensate for awful shooting conditions/camera settings. Seriously, fixing the brightness is hardly the same thing as airbrushing a face.

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Yeah, haha, quite a few parts of that video was fixing the effect of shooting without make-up in an room with the lighting of a broom closet, but i don't mind, it's trying to make a point nonetheless.
And as you mentioned there are allready quite a lot of videos out there demonstrating what you can do and what is done with photoshop and co.

I've seen a couple of things like this before. Something that I've noticed about the ones that are supposed to be airbrushed ones of celebrities and models for magazines, is that they all have terrible lighting. I'm sure there must be a reason for it but they so many of them look as if they were taken in the depths of an abyss.

Interesting video, albeit still somewhat tame.

Saw this one a while ago and found it rather more disturbing/impressive in how far they go:

She's literally made several feet longer and has pretty much entire stomach erased.

 

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