music video for boggie shows real-time digital retouching
music video for boggie shows real-time digital retouching music video for boggie shows real-time digital retouching
jan 20, 2014

music video for boggie shows real-time digital retouching

music video for boggie shows real-time digital retouching




the digital retouching of models, actresses, and entertainers for the covers of magazines and for television appearances has quickly become a standard in mainstream media. in a response to the ever-present photo manipulations and artificially enhanced idea of beauty, directors bálint nagy and nándor lőrincz have used the music video of singer-songwriter boggie to show, in real-time, her computerized cosmetic transformation. the clip begins with the make-up free, natural face of the young musician and, throughout the video, a photoshop-like software gruadually alters her image, changing the tone of her skin and eyes, adding shadow and blush, removing marks from around the forehead, and doctoring the shape of her nose and hair style. the final result is a ‘public face’ — a visualization of augmented beauty, which brings to light the controversy regarding society’s traditional notions of an aesthetically acceptable and pleasing person.


boggie – nouveau parfum (official music video)
video courtesy of the soup

balint nagy and nandor lorincz music video
before the transformation
balint nagy and nandor lorincz music video
after being digitally manipulated

  • Quite brilliant. Idea, execution and message.

    Peter Strømberg says:
  • Any ideas what programme was used to retouch?

    Kat says:
  • As always the before looks much better than the after!

    Derek Rhode says:
  • I also want to know what software they use, it might be very expensive?

    Brian Kristensen says:
  • 90% of the changes shown could have been done with makeup, hair styling and better lighting. Are you accusing them of being as “controversial” as the use of digital retouching? Should we see everyone who wears makeup as deceivers?

    PS Actors’ faces get re-touched too.

    PPS Great song, and great technical effects on the video.

    Alan says:
  • Peter and Derek… That is not a real program. None of that is possible to do in Real time and not something that can be done that quick and easy.

    Rob says:
  • This is an illusion (both the software and the effect) achieved both digitally AND with makeup. The singer clearly has false eyelashes by the end of the clip – you can see it when she blinks or looks sideways. No digital retouching can achieve that type of motion without extensive 3D modelling. Nor should it – much more cost effective to apply the lashes IRL. Though that doesn’t detract from the main point of the video. Nice job!

    Kyryl says:
  • I think was made with any special effects software, doesn’t matter. Different layers, and the make-up (real make-up) makes a new beauty.

    Bruno says:
  • The changes have been done ONLY with make up and lightning, not a with program, it only seems like that.

    Timea says:
  • It’s not real-time. Please read the video description before writing an entire article about it.. What do you think they needed a post production team, make-up artists and hairdresser for?

    Benimation says:

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