Here are a couple of videos featuring some of my favorite petite artists. My friend once said that if you’re petite and you’re a singer, usually, the bigwigs make you look taller than you actually are…or they make you look super sexy…otherwise, you’ll just look like a little kid. I don’t fully agree, but I do notice the trend when I take a look at these artists.
Oddly enough, it is difficult to tell how tall these artists really are because they’re always wearing heels or they have optical illusions that make them look larger than life. I don’t mind, but it’s disconcerting when you meet them in real life.
Anyways, with these music videos as examples, I’ll be posting up a couple of tips on how to fake your height. If you’re ever on camera or plan to shoot a short film or music video…these might come in handy so you don’t give away how tall or short you might really be.
“Beautiful Liar” – Beyonce and Shakira
Shakira is only 4’11” and Beyonce is about 5’6″…that’s about a 7 inch difference. If you were to set them side by side, there would be a noticeable difference.
In this video, they do a very good job making both artists about the same height. There are a few scenes where you can definitely tell that Shakira is way shorter, but for the most part, you’d almost believe that they were about the same height.
- Wear a floor length gown with super high heels or stand on hidden platform
- Be in front of the taller person at a diagonal angle
- When the other person is bending down, stand straight up